Home > Breakfast > Almond Joy Overnight Oats Almond Joy Overnight Oats January 5, 2020 | 20 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. These Almond Joy Overnight Oats make for a great nutritious and filling breakfast. These oats taste like an Almond Joy®, complete with chocolate, coconut, and nuts! Make them the night before and have a delicious breakfast ready in the morning. Almond Joy Overnight Oats Announcing the return of overnight oats, and right in time for your New Year’s Resolutions! Overnight oats are one of the best ways to stay on track for eating healthy breakfasts. They are ready when you wake up, so no excuses! Although you likely wouldn’t want to make any excuses waking up to this dessert-esque breakfast. Almond Joy® Overnight Oats taste like a candy bar–and that makes breakfast anything but boring! They’ve got all the delicious flavors from an Almond Joy candy bar: coconut, chocolate, and almonds! We’ve got flaked coconut and coconut extract, cocoa powder, and almonds to top off the oats. Ingredients Milk. Any milk works in overnight oats. We like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk best in this recipe. Oats. I recommend old-fashioned oats for best results. Steel-cut oats are overly chewy and don’t soften enough; quick oats absorb more liquid, leaving you with less overall texture. Special Dark® Cocoa Powder. This cocoa powder from Hershey’s contributes the deep and intense chocolate flavor to these oats. I highly recommend using Special Dark cocoa powder (which is a Dutch-process cocoa powder) as opposed to plain (natural) cocoa powder. Any Dutch-process cocoa powder will work, but Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder is readily available at most grocery stores. Unsweetened coconut flakes. Along with the oats, the coconut softens a great deal overnight. If you’d rather have crisp coconut flakes, leave them out of the overnight mixture and use them as a topping the next morning. Ingredients, continued Maple Syrup: This 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 drops can be used in place of maple syrup for a natural zero-calorie sweetener. Almond and coconut extracts: These extracts add subtle flavor to the oats. While they certainly increase the “Almond Joy” flavor, these extracts aren’t entirely necessary, so don’t worry if you don’t have them on hand. I find both almond and coconut extract to be fairly strong, so one or two drops is plenty. If you’d like a stronger flavor, increase to taste preference. Salt: This ingredient helps intensify flavors and balance all the ingredients in Almond Joy Overnight Oats. Yogurt. We love Greek Gods® Honey Vanilla Yogurt in these overnight oats. Whatever yogurt you choose to use, I recommend using a yogurt you enjoy eating plain. If you don’t like eating it straight out of the container, you likely won’t like the flavor it gives these oats. Make sure to get a Greek yogurt that doesn’t have an overpowering flavor, or that’s pretty much all you’ll end up tasting. Almond Joy Overnight Oat toppings These oats are still amazing without any toppings at all. That said, if you’d like to add some toppings these are our favorites: miniature chocolate chips or coarsely chopped dark chocolate bar dry–roasted almonds (full or coarsely chopped) a swirl or spoonful of almond butter unsweetened coconut flakes Almond Joy Overnight Oats variations Amp up the coconut flavor. For an even stronger coconut flavor, use a coconut yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt. Add some chia seeds. For thicker oats, add 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds the night before. The chia seeds will gel as they absorb the liquid — more info on chia seeds here. Add almond butter. A lot of overnight oat recipes I’ve shared include almond or peanut butter for more satiating power, healthy fats, and flavor. Add 1-2 tablespoons of a good roasted almond butter if desired. More nutritious breakfast recipes Healthy Breakfast Cookies with peanut butter Healthy Banana Muffins naturally sweetened Soft-Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with dark chocolate Peach Overnight Oats with a quick streusel Strawberry Scones with Greek yogurt FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Almond Joy Overnight Oats 5 from 9 votes - Review this recipe These Almond Joy Overnight Oats make the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast. Make them the night before and have a delicious + nutritious breakfast ready in the morning. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Almond Joy Overnight Oats 5 from 9 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe These Almond Joy Overnight Oats make the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast. Make them the night before and have a delicious + nutritious breakfast ready in the morning. Course Breakfast Cuisine American Keyword Almond Joy Overnight Oats Prep Time 8 minutes Chill Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes Servings 2 servings Calories 224kcal Cost $3.89 Ingredients1/3 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods)2/3 cup milk (we use vanilla almond milk)1/2 cup old-fashioned oats2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes1 and 1/2 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder (Dutch-process cocoa powder)pinch of salt1 and 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (See Note 1)1-2 drops almond extract, coconut extract, optional (See Note 2)Optional toppings: handful of roasted almonds, toasted coconut flakes, miniature chocolate chips, almond butter InstructionsPREP THE OATS: In a small bowl, mason jar, or Tupperware container, stir together the yogurt, milk, oats, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, salt, and maple syrup. If desired, add in the almond extract and coconut extract. STIR: Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated. Taste the mixture and add any additional maple syrup if needed.CHILL: Cover the container and place in the fridge 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 just 30 minutes in the fridge)OPTIONALLY TOP: Just before serving, top oats with some roasted almonds, coconut flakes, miniature chocolate chips, and/or a drizzle of almond butter.OPTIONALLY TOASTING COCONUT: If desired, lightly toast coconut by placing it in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until lightly colored, golden brown, and fragrant. Recipe NotesNote 1: Scale up or down to personal preference -- you may not even want any sweetener! One tablespoon maple syrup is what we prefer, but you can use two tablespoons for more sweetness. Alternatively, use 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia drops for a zero-calorie sweetener. Note 2: Use one, both, or you can leave out either -- coconut and almond extracts simply intensify the flavors. Overnight oats are intended to be eaten cold in the morning. As they soak overnight, the oats become soft, luscious, and creamy. That said, if you prefer them warm, you can certainly warm them up in the morning on the stovetop or in the microwave (in a microwave safe container). You can make overnight oats in the morning to enjoy. I actually even prefer them this way! Nowadays, I usually make them first thing when I wake up, and enjoy them after my AM workout. (So they’ve sat about 30-45 minutes). Sweeten to taste. Depending on the brands you use and how sweet you prefer your breakfasts, scale the sweetener up or down. You may even decide you don’t need any sweetener at all. If you don’t want to use honey or maple syrup, liquid stevia drops are another great alternative; I usually add 1/4 teaspoon. Make them thicker. I’m obsessed with creamy oatmeal — the creamier the better! I’d say these overnight oats are fairly creamy (even after thickening overnight). If you’d like them thicker, add in a few tablespoons of chia seeds or a few additional tablespoons of oats. Nutrition FactsServing: 2servings | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.8g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 5.8g | Sodium: 63.3mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 0.7g 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! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.