When I first shared my Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal I had been making it for about a month and was gloating about 30 mornings of this delicious protein packed breakfast. Well, now four years later I have made it more times than I can count and during lockdown I took the advice of a coworker and really got into meal prep. My boyfriend and I have been making double batches of this (so 8 instead of 4) and starting our day with a good macro balanced meal – the correct of carbs, fat, and protein for us .
Here in the UK I have had to swap out a few of the ingredient brands – Tesco brand instead of Fage for the Greek Yogurt, grocery store brand instead of Quaker for the oats, and Alpro for the unsweetned almond milk instead of Almond Breeze but all in all, it is virtually the same!
And while I still find it difficult getting 100 grams per day of protein I have switched out this original protein where one scoop was 120 calories and 24 grams of protein with Diet Whey protein from PHD and while the calories / protein ratio is the same this one has a better flavor in my opinion for these chocolate overnight oats:
So yes, a pretty finished product with a great background, but I always find with recipes, even ones labeled “easy” that visuals are helpful so I have gone step by step on and photographed the easy steps needed to make these chocolate overnight oats:
Overnight Chocolate Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 4 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup sweetener (you can use any sweetener that measures like sugar)
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
- Combine all of the dry ingredients (oats, protein powder, cocoa, and sweetener) in a large mixing bowl
- Slowly stir in the almond milk, 1/2 cup at a time
- Add the Greek yogurt and stir until no clumps remain
- Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes at room temperature
- Divide mixture into four cups, wrap tightly, place in refrigerator, and allow to set overnight.
One delicious serving of my brownie batter protein oatmeal, prepared as the recipe instructs and with the brands I have pictured, contains 270 calories comprised of 5.2 grams of fat, 22 grams of cabs, and 34 grams of protein, a real 1-2-3 punch to get your morning started. (And that does not include the chocolate shavings on the top, those are just for the picture 🙂 )
Have you every tried chocolate overnight oats?