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Almond Joy Overnight Oats

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

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods)
  • 2/3 cup milk (we use vanilla almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder (Dutch-process cocoa powder)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 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

Instructions

  • PREP 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.

Notes

Note 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

Serving: 2servings | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.8g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 5.8g | Sodium: 63.3mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 0.7g