Home > Breakfast > Brownie Batter Overnight Oats Brownie Batter Overnight Oats June 1, 2020 | 22 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Chocolate-loaded Brownie Batter Overnight Oats are so rich and delicious, it’s like eating dessert for breakfast! Try our other popular overnight oat recipes next: Pumpkin Overnight Oats, Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, or Peach Overnight Oats. Brownie Batter Overnight Oats Overnight oats was one of my staple meals in college — extra chocolatey and packed with protein! With all the studying and running from one class to the next a filling breakfast was a must. Now I make these for my kiddos, and they love them. I mean what kid doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast?! Brownie Batter Overnight Oats Ingredients Almond butter adds flavor and nutrition to these oats, and ensures these oats are filling and satiating. As far as almond butter goes, I recommend an almond butter you enjoy eating straight from the jar. We love using one that is slow–roasted and lightly salted with loads of flavor. Chocolate almond milk is what we prefer, but plain chocolate milk works as well (but is slightly higher in calories). Using plain (vanilla) milk also works, but the oats do taste less fudgy overall. Old-fashioned oats will give the best results; steel-cut oats do not soften enough, and quick oats absorb too much liquid and becoming mushy. Maple syrup is my favorite sweetener to add to overnight oats. Depending on how sweet you like your breakfast, you can scale this amount up or down. I’d recommend at least 1 tablespoon and up to 2 tablespoons for a sweeter breakfast. Liquid stevia can be used in place of maple syrup for a natural zero-calorie sweetener. If using liquid stevia, start with 1/4 teaspoon and scale up from there to the desired sweetness. Vanilla adds a nice flavor to the oats. It’s not entirely necessary, so don’t worry if you don’t have any to add. Salt helps to intensify flavors and balance all the ingredients. Special Dark® Cocoa Powder contributes the deep and intense chocolate flavor to these oats. I highly recommend using a Dutch-process cocoa powder as opposed to a plain (natural) cocoa powder. Any Dutch cocoa powder will work, but Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder is readily available at most grocery stores (photo below). Greek yogurt yields a great flavor profile that you’ll like, and vanilla flavored gives you Brownie Batter Overnight Oats that you’ll love. Our favorite yogurt to use is Honey Vanilla Greek yogurt (made by Greek Gods®; photo below). Toppings Overnight oats are delicious without any toppings, so don’t feel like you need to add something before eating these. That said, if you’re feeling like something extra, we love a sprinkle of chocolate chips and even a swirl of almond butter as a topping. For these pictures I did break up a brownie protein bar which was a fun, but it’s not a necessary topping for Brownie Batter Overnight Oats. Brownie Batter Overnight Oats notes Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold in the morning. As they soak overnight, they become soft, luscious, and creamy. That said, if you prefer them warm, you can certainly warm them up in the morning either on the stovetop or in the microwave. Choose your serving size. This recipe makes one large serving for a big (and filling) breakfast. If you’re looking for a lighter breakfast or a snack option, just eat half of the recipe and save the other half for later. QUICK TIP Just because these are called overnight oats, that doesn’t mean you have to let them chill overnight. You can make “overnight” oats in the morning to enjoy. I actually prefer them this way! Nowadays, I usually make them first thing when I wake up, then I go work out and enjoy them post workout. (So they’ve sat about 30-45 minutes — very similar to muesli!). More healthy breakfast options Parfait with fruit, yogurt, and granola Healthy Banana Bread with Greek yogurt No Bake Energy Bites filled with healthful ingredients Healthy Blueberry Muffins with Greek yogurt Healthy Breakfast Cookies reader favorite recipe! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Brownie Batter Overnight Oats 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe Chocolatey Brownie Batter Overnight Oats take minutes to prepare and taste so good, it will be like eating dessert for breakfast. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Brownie Batter Overnight Oats 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Chocolatey Brownie Batter Overnight Oats take minutes to prepare and taste so good, it will be like eating dessert for breakfast. Course Breakfast, Snack Cuisine American Keyword brownie batter overnight oats Prep Time 10 minutes minutes Total Time 10 minutes minutes Servings 1 serving Calories 557kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $1.87 Ingredients▢ 1 heaping tablespoon creamy almond butter (See Note 1)▢ 1/3 cup (74g) honey vanilla Greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods honey vanilla)▢ 2/3 cup (156g) chocolate almond milk (See Note 2)▢ 1/2 cup (55g) old-fashioned oats▢ 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder▢ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract▢ pinch of salt▢ 1 tablespoon maple syrup (See Note 3)▢ Optional: mini dark chocolate chips InstructionsPREP THE OATS: In a small bowl, jar, or plastic container, combine the almond butter, vanilla yogurt, chocolate milk, old fashioned oats, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, and maple syrup.STIR: Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. Taste the mixture and add any additional maple syrup if desired.CHILL: Cover the container and refrigerate overnight or until sufficiently cooled and thickened. (Sometimes I'll even make them in the morning, get ready, and then go eat them -- they are great even after only 30 minutes in the fridge.)OPTIONALLY TOP: Once ready to serve, top oats with miniature chocolate chips if desired. Video Recipe NotesAs written, these overnight oats are intended to be quite creamy. If you prefer them thicker, add a few tablespoons of additional oats and/or 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds. Note 1: Almond butter: Use an almond butter that you enjoy eating straight out of the jar. We like using an almond butter made with slow roasted almonds and sea salt. I find peanut butter overpowers the flavors in these oats making them taste more like a peanut butter cup than brownies, so I don't recommend using peanut butter. Note 2: Milk: We love chocolate almond milk, but dairy chocolate milk also works. A vanilla unsweetened almond milk also works for a slightly less chocolate-y overnight oatmeal. Note 3: Sweetener: Scale the sweetener up or down to personal preference -- you may not even want any all! One tablespoon maple syrup is what we prefer; use 2 tablespoons for more sweetness. Alternatively, use 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia drops for a zero-calorie sweetener. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.4g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 12.7g | Sodium: 131.9mg | Fiber: 9.5g | Sugar: 21.8g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! 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