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Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

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
Total Time 10 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

Instructions

  • PREP 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.

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Notes

As 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

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.4g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 12.7g | Sodium: 131.9mg | Fiber: 9.5g | Sugar: 21.8g