Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats

by Christin Gillespie

Chocolate fudge for breakfast? Yes, please! This Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats recipe is a decadent breakfast treat that is made with just 5 ingredients. A thick and creamy breakfast of this Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats takes no time to prepare and is the perfect breakfast for a busy morning. Simply prepare the oats in the evening and wake up to a delicious breakfast that is ready to go. Plus, this dessert of a breakfast is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free, and will satisfy all of your chocolate needs.

A white marble background with a round white bowl with chocolate oatmeal and a spoon in it. Topped with shredded coconut flakes and chocolate chips.

What if I told you that you could eat chocolate fudge for breakfast?

Yes, you could actually eat chocolate fudge for breakfast, but in this fudge I’m talking more specifically about chocolate fudge overnight oats. As in, oatmeal that you can prepare in advance!

Key Ingredients

  • Oats: Rolled Oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are the best kind of oats to use for overnight oats, because they absorb the liquid the best. However, if you only have quick oats on hand, you can use them too!
  • Medjool dates: Adding dates to the recipe transpires the most amazing texture to achieve the thickness of fudge. Also, be sure to make sure that your dates are pitted.
  • Cacao powder: To make the oats chocolatey! If you don’t have cacao powder, you can use cocoa powder or even vegan chocolate protein powder.
  • Non-dairy milk: Any non-dairy milk will work. I personally used unseewetend almond milk in this recipe.
  • Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional and can be replaced with chia seeds, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
Ingredients for overnight oats recipe. 1/2 cup of rolled oats, flaxseeds in a small clear glass bowl, cacao powder in a small clear bowl, Medjool dates in a glass bowl, and white non-dairy milk in a glass bowl. All items on a marble background.

How to make overnight oats

Overnight oats are probably the easiest breakfast to make, but this recipe has an extra step, that probably takes 2 minutes, but it’s totally worth it.

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the non-dairy milk, dates, cacao powder, and optional flaxseeds. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Mix the oats and chocolate milk together in a jar or container and cover. 
  3. Place in the fridge overnight and the oats will be ready to eat in the morning!
Small blender with chocolate milk in it sitting on a marble counter.

Tips for making the perfect overnight oats

To make the perfect overnight oats, make sure to follow these steps, so that you don’t fudge it up!

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • Be sure your dates are pitted, but you can buy them already pitted, to keep it easy.
  • Use a high-speed blender to ensure that the you achieve chocolate milk, with few to none pieces of dates remaining.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.

Overnight oats Q/A

ARE OVERNIGHT OATS HEALTHY?

Yes! Overnight oats are a great breakfast option. They’re loaded with fiber and give you lasting energy throughout the morning. The addition of flaxseeds and Medjool dates in this recipe also provide some extra nutrients and essential minerals for you.

HOW LONG DO OVERNIGHT OATS LAST?

Overnight Oats typically last for 4-5 days in the fridge, however they’re best to be enjoyed within a couple of days, because the oats will become softer in texture.

DO YOU EAT THEM HOT OR COLD?

Either way that you want! Overnight oats are typically enjoyed cold. However, if you’re not a fan of cold breakfasts, then just pop them into the microwave or add them to the stove to heat them up, after they soak overnight.

A glass jar filled with chocolate overnight oats with a lid in the background, set on a white marble countertop and a backsplash of white subway tile.

Overnight oats toppings

The options are limitless when it comes to topping your overnight oats recipe. I personally topped mine with dairy-free dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut, but you can top your chocolate fudge with whatever suits you!

Whatever toppings you select, be sure to add them the morning of versus when prepared at night, to make sure that your toppings don’t get soggy, because no one likes soggy toppings!

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can use chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even vegan chocolate protein powder in this recipe.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can certainly use coconut or cashew milk.
A white marble background with a round white bowl with chocolate oatmeal and a spoon in it. Topped with shredded coconut flakes and chocolate chips.

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White bowl with dark chocolate oatmeal in it with a spoon. Topped with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Chocolate fudge for breakfast? Yes, please! This Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats recipe is a decadent breakfast treat that is made with just 5 ingredients. A thick and creamy breakfast of this Chocolate Fudge Overnight Oats takes no time to prepare and is the perfect breakfast for a busy morning. Simply prepare the oats in the evening and wake up to a delicious breakfast that is ready to go. Plus, this dessert of a breakfast is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free, and will satisfy all of your chocolate needs.


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Notes

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can use chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even chocolate protein powder in this recipe.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can certainly use coconut or cashew milk.
  • Use rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats for best results.
  • Be sure your dates are pitted, but you can buy them already pitted, to keep it easy.
  • Use a high-speed blender to ensure that the you achieve chocolate milk, with few to none pieces of dates remaining.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.
  • Top with any of your favorite toppings.

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1
    • Calories: 435
    • Sugar: 30g
    • Sodium: 133mg
    • Fat: 10g
    • Carbohydrates: 75g
    • Protein: 12g

    Keywords: Oatmeal, Overnight Oats, Chocolate, Chocolate Oatmeal, Chocolate Overnight Oats

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