Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

Chocolate brownie batter overnight oats topped with walnuts, chocolate chips and a peanut butter drizzle. They look and taste so decadent you won’t even realize you’re eating something that’s healthy. 

What if I told you that you could eat chocolate for breakfast and keep it healthy? Would you think that I was joking or that you were in some sort of dreamland? Welp, today my friend your dreams are becoming a reality because I’m making it happen with these brownie batter overnight oats.

Brownie batter overnight oats in a white bowl.

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I’ve shared a bunch of dessert inspired overnight oat combos (like these chocolate banana overnight oats), but I think this brownie batter version is the most decadent.

Seriously, if you’re a brownie lover get excited because this combo is delicious and it was made for you!

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats in a white bowl.

While enjoying these you’ll feel like you’re being naughty by eating chocolate for breakfast (and you kind of are because there are chocolate chips involved) BUT the healthy stuff totally outweighs the chocolate. Plus chocolate does have some health benefits of its own. <– I’m all about the antioxidants… especially those from chocolate and wine. 🙂

Speaking of the healthy stuff, I added protein powder to boost the protein content. I used vanilla Sunwarrior. It’s a plant-based protein powder that I really like, but feel free to use your favorite protein powder or skip the powder and use another source of protein like cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc. Any and all protein sources are welcome.

Overhead shot of brownie batter overnight oats.

Oh and I have to tell you that over the weekend I made a batch of these oats. (If you follow me on Instagram you knew this already.) I had all intentions of eating half and saving the other half for breakfast this morning, but I ate both servings yesterday. Oops! Just goes to show you how good they are. Oh and I should mention that I love peanut butter in my brownies so I felt obligated to add peanut butter as a topping. If you want to stick with a classic brownie flavor you can skip the peanut butter, but I highly discourage it. 😉

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Brownie Batter Overnight Oats


Description

Breakfast that tastes like brownie batter! Chocolate overnight oats topped with walnuts, chocolate chips and a peanut butter drizzle. They look and taste so decadent you won’t even realize you’re eating healthy.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add oats, protein powder, almond milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and maple syrup into a bowl or jar. Stir well to combine, until all the protein powder has dissolved. Seal container with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Take the container out of the fridge the next morning and stir the mixture. You’ll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Portion overnight oats into two containers, top each with chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and peanut butter, if using. Enjoy.

Notes

*If you want to keep this recipe gluten-free and vegan, be sure to get gluten-free oats, vegan protein powder and vegan chocolate chips.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Soaking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 435
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 30g

Keywords: brownie batter overnight oats, chocolate overnight oats

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    39 comments
  1. Hey, just a question about the calories- is the 435 for the entire preparation or for after your divide it into two servings? Thanks!

  2. Would it be crazy to throw this all in the blender and drink as a smoothie? I’m typically not a fan of the texture of oatmeal, but I really want to try this!

  3. OMG!!!We love overnight oats and smoothie bowls and smoothies for breakfast and yesterday we picked up our groceries so we wouldn’t need to go on the weekend BUT I am so going to make a run for cocoa powder as I can hardly wait until tomorrow morning!????
    We enjoy so many of your recipes and ideas and appreciate all the time and effort you put into this. Bless you and Happy Healthy 2017. ????

  4. Sounds so delicious! I love PB so i mayyyyy have to add a little more 😀 I also have PB powder so not sure whether to use that or cottage cheese or greek yogurt.. I enjoy them all just as much so I’m debating which to use! they all sound so delish!

    • Hi Mia. I’m a PB lover as well so I’m all for adding more! And feel free to play around with using cottage cheese, Greek yogurt or peanut butter powder. I’m sure you’ll find a combo that you love. You really can’t go wrong with any of those things!

  5. I’ve been looking for something delicious I can just grab in the mornings to take to work, since using the blender for smoothies wakes my fiancé up. This sounds like just the thing for me to try next week – chocolate for breakfast on Monday!

    • Totally! I’d probably use less almond milk if you’re totally skipping the protein powder. Maybe use 1 1/2 cups instead of 2. If you still want to add a little extra protein you can do Greek yogurt, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed or something similar. 🙂

    • Too much chocolate is NEVER a bad thing! 😉 That said, I think it depends on how chocolatey your protein powder is. I doubt you’ll need the full 2 Tablespoons though. You could always try it without any cocoa powder and then add a teaspoon or so if you think it needs more chocolate flavor. Let me know how it turns out.

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