These almond joy overnight oats make the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast. Make ’em the night before and have a delicious + nutritious breakfast ready in the morning.
Return of the overnight oatmeal and right in time for your New Year’s Resolutions! Personally, I think overnight oats are the best way to stay on track for eating healthy breakfasts. They are ready when you wake up so no excuses, right?!
And this version is flavored to taste like a candy bar – an almond joy to be exact! Since you all liked the peanut butter cup overnight oats so very much, I thought it was time to introduce another candy bar flavor.
These overnight oats have all the delicious flavors from an almond joy – they’ve got coconut – in the form of a coconut extract and actual coconut, there’s chocolate – in the form of cocoa powder (or dry chocolate pudding), and there are almonds – in the form of almond butter and actual almonds to optionally top them with.
Putting either peanut butter or almond butter in overnight oats is one of my very favorite things to do to these oats. It adds such a great flavor, adds some good texture, and a bonus kick of protein. It’s delicious. Personally, I think I prefer almond butter because of the more subtle taste. It really adds a lot in these oats so definitely don’t omit it or substitute something else for ’em. Yummmm.
- 3 and 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup milk I used almond milk
- 1 container (5.3 ounces) Toasted Coconut Vanilla yogurt
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder or dry chocolate pudding mix
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon truvia or another sweetener
- 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
- Optional toppings: handful of almonds, toasted coconut, and miniature chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, combine the almond butter and the oats. Microwave for 10 seconds and stir until well combined.
- Add in the yogurt, milk, cocoa powder or dry pudding mix, salt, sweetener, and coconut extract.
- Stir well and make sure the almond butter is mashed in thoroughly.
- Transfer the mixture into a small jar or sealed container.
- Place in the fridge for at least an hour or until oats are completely softened.
- Store overnight oats in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- If desired, lightly toast coconut by placing it in a small skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until lightly colored brown. Top oats with toasted coconut, miniature chocolate chips, and almonds if desired.
*I found this flavor from Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt. However, any coconut yogurt would work. If you aren't using an individual container, use 1/2 cup.
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