Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats

by Christin Gillespie

This creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats breakfast is delicious and nutritious. It’s a delectable chocolate overnight oats recipe full of chocolatey Nutella-inspired flavor. Best of all, this breakfast treat is vegan & gluten-free!

A white bowl filled with chocolate oatmeal, topped with coconut yogurt, hazelnuts, and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Are you a fan of Nutella? If so, then you’ll love this Hazelnut Overnight Oats recipe. It’s a creamy chocolate overnight oats recipe with a Nutella twist. Get ready to expect an ultra chocolatey, Nutella tasting breakfast!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Overnight oats take no time to make, just 5 minutes.
  • This breakfast is loaded with rich chocolate and hazelnut butter, so it tastes like Nutella treat.
  • It’s a vegan overnight oats recipe.
  • Plus, it’s a gluten-free overnight oats recipe.

Key Ingredients

  • Rolled OatsRolled 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!
  • Cacao PowderTo make the oats chocolatey! If you don’t have cacao powder, you can use cocoa powder or even vegan chocolate protein powder.
  • Maple Syrup: Just a little to sweeten the oats. You can also sub the maple syrup for coconut sugar.
  • Hazelnut butter: This is essential for this oatmeal recipe.
  • Chocolate Covered Chia Seeds: Adding chocolate covered chia seeds truly takes this overnight oats recipe to the next level. If you don’t have them, no worries! Just use regular chia seeds.
  • FlaxseedsFlaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
  • Coconut Yogurt: To keep the recipe smooth and creamy, I used coconut yogurt. I typically use plain coconut yogurt in my overnight oats recipes, but you can use vanilla if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, or feel free to use any dairy-free yogurt.
  • Non-dairy Milk: Any non-dairy milk will work. I personally used unseewetend coconut milk in this recipe.
Ingredients for chocolate hazelnut overnight oats. A small glass bowl filled with cacao powder, flaxseeds, and chocolate covered chia seeds, a glass bowl filled with maple syrup, coconut yogurt, and hazelnut butter, a white glass bowl filled with non-dairy milk, and a 1/2 cup of rolled oats, all sitting on a white marble counter.

How to make Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are probably the easiest and fastest breakfast to make. Thus, they’re the perfect breakfast for when you’re on the go. All it takes is few easy steps to prepare this Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats.

  • Mix the wet ingredients. In a medium bowl, mix together coconut yogurt, coconut milk, hazelnut butter, and maple syrup until well combined.
  • Add the dry. Stir in rolled oats, chocolate covered chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
  • Refrigerate. Transfer to a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Enjoy: Once ready to serve feel free to add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Chocolate milk in a large bowl with a 1/2 cup of rolled oats next to it, sitting on a white marble counter.

Tips for making this overnight oats recipe perfectly

Overnight oats are easy to make, but be sure to follow these tips to ensure a breakfast treat.

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • Be sure to mix together the wet ingredients, before adding in the dry ingredients.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.

Overnight Oats Toppings

One of the great things about overnight oats, or really just oatmeal in general, is the opportunity for toppings. To maximize the chocolate hazelnut flavor I selected coconut yogurt, chocolate covered chia seeds, toasted hazelnuts, and a drizzle of dark chocolate. Nevertheless, you can decorate your Nutella oatmeal with whatever you desire! Here’s some ideas:

A white bowl filled with chocolate oatmeal, topped with coconut yogurt, hazelnuts, and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can use the same amount of chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened coconut milk, but you can certainly use almond or cashew milk.
  • This overnight oats recipe calls for thick coconut yogurt, I recommend the Culina brand. However, you can use any non-dairy yogurt for this recipe.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even vegan chocolate protein powder in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have chocolate covered chia seeds, use chia seeds.

Overnight Oats FAQs

ARE OVERNIGHT OATS HEALTHY?

Overnight oats are a wonderful breakfast option! They’re loaded with fiber and give you lasting energy throughout the morning. The addition of cacao powder, hazelnut butterchia seedsflaxseeds in this recipe also provide some extra nutrients and essential minerals for you.

HOW LONG DO OVERNIGHT OATS LAST?

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

DO YOU EAT THEM HOT OR COLD?

However 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 short clear class jar filled with chocolate oatmeal, with a lid in the background, sitting on a white marble counter.

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A white bowl filled with chocolate oatmeal, topped with coconut yogurt, hazelnuts, and a drizzle of dark chocolate, sitting on a white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats breakfast is delicious and nutritious. It’s a delectable chocolate overnight oats recipe full of chocolatey Nutella-inspired flavor. Best of all, this breakfast treat is vegan & gluten-free!


Ingredients

Scale

Optional Toppings


Instructions


Notes

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • 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 coconut milk, but you can certainly use almond or cashew milk.
  • Include your favorite non-dairy milk yogurt in this recipe. I used coconut yogurt for this recipe, but you can use your favorite yogurt.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.
  • Flaxseeds are optional and can be replaced with more chia seeds.
  • Chocolate covered chia seeds can be replaced with regular chia seeds.
  • Top with any of your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 439kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Protein: 12g

Keywords: Nutella, Nutella Overnight Oats, Nutella Oatmeal, Chocolate Overnight Oats, Hazelnut Overnight Oats, Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats

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