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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

You read that right.

Chocolate covered strawberries…

For breakfast. 

Aaaaaaand you don’t have to feel guilty about it either.

No added sugars, 7 grams of fiber, plus it’s chock full of healthy stuff like whole grains, protein, and chocolate…which is totally good for you…in moderation.

Once I got on the whole overnight oats band wagon, I knew it would never stop. The possibilities of flavors are endless and these make you so full you really don’t get hungry again until lunch.

I’ve always been an oatmeal lover, but in the south it can easily reach 90 degrees before 9am, so a piping hot bowl of oats in the sweltering heat is the absolute last thing I would want to eat.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

But this?

I could eat all.day.long.

Since I am a creature of habit though, I have tried really hard to revamp my meals at home and not continually eat the same things for breakfast over and over again. So, since the flavors are endless, something like this has become my new go to.

Plus, these are ready for you as soon as you wake up, which means no effort before your morning cup of joe!

Holla.

You do have to be super careful when it comes to making these porridges of pleasure, especially if you are a calorie counter like me. Like I said, the possibilities are endless, but if you aren’t restrained, you could end up with a tiny bowl of oats that’s well over 350 calories.

Ouch.

I try really hard to keep my breakfast 275 calories or less, and that includes my coffee!

Luckily, with a breakfast like this, I can go light on the cream and heavy on the chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

There is also another reason why I love this breakfast.

My husband and I ate chocolate covered strawberries the night he proposed. Ugh, so magical and absolutely perfect…and I’ll tell you all about it…some other time 😉

Back to breakfast.

I used to loathe eating it.

Growing up, my mom would make us bacon & eggs before school, and I would always refuse to eat them. I just wasn’t a big breakfast kind of girl. I’m kinda still that way, and I usually won’t eat a whole lot in the morning unless it’s the weekend…or someone else is paying…or it’s free…or I’m completely hung over…which never happens. I’m a good girl like that.

Sike.

Now, if my mom made something like this for me in the mornings, I would’ve wolfed it down every single time.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Which means your kids will too!

Throw away the poptarts, 86 the breakfast burritos, hot pockets, lean pockets, pita pockets, or whatever else is on the market these days and make your kids a bowl of this.

Throw all of the ingredients together the night before while you are making their lunches, and you’ve killed two birds with one stone.

Making something like this for breakfast may actually make your babies want to get up in the morning.

I mean…what kid wouldn’t want chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast?!?

My thoughts exactly.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Getting to know you…

Have you ever made overnight oats?

Did you like breakfast as a kid?

What is your favorite breakfast dish?

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats meets chocolate and strawberries
4 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day
Servings: 1
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Slim Pickin's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup organic old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp Chobani vanilla or strawberry! Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Stevia in the Raw
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • ¼ tsp instant espresso powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 strawberries sliced
  • mini chocolate chips for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Add oats, milk, yogurt, cocoa, stevia, chia seeds, flax seeds, expresso, and salt to a bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Starting and ending with the fruit, layer the strawberries & oat mixture in a small cup until no ingredients remain.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove plastic wrap, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and serve.
  • Enjoy!
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Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 7g

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28 Comments
  • Mia
    August 21, 2012

    I’ve never made overnight oats, and I’m unclear what makes them better than just microwaving a bowl in the morning then tossing all the other stuff in. Maybe if I tried them, I’d get it? I love oatmeal, though, and I totally don’t care if its 108 degrees while I’m eating them. I just add a tad more milk to cool them off more quickly and I’m good to go 🙂

    P.S. I LOVE breakfast! I particularly adore French toast, but I’m a huge fan of most egg dishes, potato dishes, biscuits, muffins, scones, etc.

    • amber
      August 21, 2012

      If you love oatmeal, then you’ll love overnight oats! The main difference is there is no cooking involved b/c letting them sit in the fridge overnight lets the oats soak up all of the moisture so they soften up. So, in the morning when you wake up, you don’t have to do anything but open the fridge and dig in! Also, and most importantly, these are a *BAJILLION* times better for you than your standard microwave oatmeal. First off, they are loaded with protein & fiber, but they also lack the added sugars and preservatives that you find in the over processed microwaved kinds. Another added benefit? They’re cheaper!!!! Make this recipe and let me know how you like it!

  • That is one sexy breakfast! Rawr!

    My favorite breakfast is not healthy…IHOP Cinnastax. If I was trying to watch it, oatmeal with cookie butter and banana.

  • I used to be the same way with breakfasts– my parents would literally have to force me to try to eat something before heading to school haha. Now, it’s become my favorite meal AND time of the day 🙂

  • amber
    August 22, 2012

    Ick. The morning is my least favorite part of the day! I’m totally a night owl! I do love me some breakfast now though!

  • Nikki
    December 14, 2012

    I just recently tried overnight oats, and as most, fell in love instantly. In fact, if you use quick oats, you don’t have to wait overnight to eat them… just give them 10-30 minutes and they are done… or, if you appreciate more texture, you can do the same with regular old fashioned oats… Although, I don’t use chia or flax, as they are super calorie dense, and these overnight oats are pretty high cal as it is!! I also usually use more yogurt (regular, not greek as it is lower in calories). Unfortunately, unlike most people, I don’t find this to be filling AT ALL. I usually use this as a small snack, which will tide me over about 45 min. However, it is soooo yummy that I still eat it. I am a huge oatmeal fan and love it made on stove top, baked, or muesli style. I never eat them hot or warm no matter how I make them though. When I make them on the stove, I let them cool a bit, then spread them out over a large plate and pop them in the freezer for about 15 min to completely cool them… then I dig in!!

    • amber
      December 15, 2012

      Hi, Nikki! Glad you joined the “overnight” oat band wagon! I usually make the overnight b/c I’m not a patient person AT ALL. There is absolutely no way I could make them in the morning and then wait another 10-30 mins for them to chill! I’d probably try…and then take one bite…and then another and another and the next thing you know, they’re all gone! I like to make them at night just for that reason. I can open the fridge and BAM they’re ready to eat. Love the convenience. As for filling me up, it really all depends on the day. Some days I stay satisfied for hours and then other days I want to eat again a couple of hours later. It really all depends!

  • Nikki
    December 17, 2012

    Well, I have made them with both quick and old fashioned oats and ate them right away with no soaking. Still really good, just a much thinner consistency of course! As for the fullness factor, I seem to have an insatiable appetite. There is not much that ever fills me up for more than an hour. Last night I had 1/2 cup quick oats soaked in 1 cup homemade chunky applesauce (that included plums, strawberries, cherries, and apples), about 1/3 cup extra water, and cinnamon, and after eating the whole thing I was still quite hungry… I proceeded to eat a full cup of chickpeas and still a bit hungry… and this was about 1/2 an hour after eating a large grapefruit, and about 1/2 hour before that a banana… I hate it! Good thing I am underweight!!

  • Jenny
    August 21, 2013

    Ok this looks delicious, can’t wait to try! I have to ask, where did you find that rainbow spoon?! I must find one!!

    • amber
      August 24, 2013

      Thanks, Jenny! The spoon is part of a Fiestaware set we received as a wedding gift. I’m pretty sure they either came from Belk or BBB.

  • Hannah
    August 29, 2013

    hey,

    I was just wondering is there something I can sub in for the yoghurt?

    • amber
      September 13, 2013

      Hi, Hannah! You could always omit the yogurt and sub with more almond milk instead. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Katie
        December 7, 2015

        Any substitutes for Strawberries ? Couldn’t find them at the store..winter time where I am

        • Amber
          December 31, 2015

          Hey, Katie! So sorry for the delayed response. You can use any fruit honestly. Raspberries or clementines would be good.

  • Ro
    January 7, 2014

    Just wondering, how many grams of sugar are in this?

    • amber
      January 7, 2014

      Hi, Ro! From my calculations, there are about 8 grams of sugar per serving for the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Ro
    January 8, 2014

    Wonderful!! Thank you so much 🙂

  • Saphire
    March 17, 2014

    I’m really interested in trying this. Does it have to be made the night before? How long do that stay good for? I’m thinking of using them as lunches at work because I’m so bad about making something.

    • amber
      March 17, 2014

      I recommend making them the night before, but I’m sure you could make them a couple of hours or days before if you wanted to. I would think that they would last in the fridge, but I’m not 100% sure because I always make them the night before and eat them the next day. I’d think they’d last at least a few days for sure though if you wanted to make them for lunches. Please let me know if you test it out b/c that’s actually a fantastic idea!

  • Kristi
    March 19, 2014

    Hi. I’m just wondering what exactly does “old-fashioned oats” mean? I have quick rolled oats and steel cut oats

    • amber
      March 20, 2014

      Hi, Kristi! “Old fashioned oats” are your standard rolled oats that aren’t quick cooking and are minimally processed. You can totally substitute with quick cooking oats for this recipe, but the texture might not be as fluffy and they may be a bit more gummy. They’ll still be delicious though. If the “batter” seems too thick with the quick cooking, just add a bit more liquid. It won’t ruin the overall recipe. You’ll just have a larger portion. Also, steel cut oats will not work here. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Kim
    August 24, 2015

    Hi. I know I’m late to this party, but I have to ask…have you (or anyone else) substituted the cocoa powder with raw cacao powder? I bought the wrong product and have never used it before.

    • Amber
      August 25, 2015

      Kim, sorry for the delay in response. You can ABSOLUTELY sub raw cacao powder interchangeably with regular cocoa powder in ALL recipes. You’re only getting the added nutritional benefits of the raw powder when you do so.

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