Chocolate, Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats

This post is short and sweet, just like the recipe you’re about to see. 🙂

Given that my uber-chocolatey overnight oats were a huge hit, I thought you’d like a rundown of a new version I taste-tested Saturday morning. This batch reminded me of strawberry shortcake with a hint of chocolate. All in all, it was chunky, delicious and a perfect way to beat Florida’s 85 degree heat!

If you really want a sinful breakfast, top the oats off with Cool Whip or whipped cream.

Chocolate, Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats

Serves One

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (My favorite is Silk PureAlmond)
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (These are the key to “chunky” oats, so don’t omit!)
  • 4 medium-sized frozen strawberries, sliced into small chunks plus 1 large strawberry for topping
  • Up to 1/4 cup more milk for the morning

Steps

  1. Mix oats, chia seeds and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add the milk and stir.
  2. Add the yogurt, honey and sliced strawberries and stir until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight (about 7 to 9 hours).
  4. Take out of the fridge in the morning and add up to 1/4 cup more almond milk if the oats are too thick and chunky. Stir until you achieve the desired consistency.
  5. Top with a big frozen strawberry and enjoy!

Questions

  1. Are you a fan of overnight oats, or does cold oatmeal gross you out?
  2. What is your favorite beat-the-heat summertime treat?
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