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Overnight Oats With Chocolate And Strawberries

By Jun 22, 2015 5 Comments

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I’ve been looking for healthy breakfast ideas. To that end, there are two things I have been meaning to add to my diet for the longest time: steel cut oatmeal and chia seeds.

I’ve always read that steel cut oats are better than regular oats. But steel cut oats take so much longer to prepare, and as it is, I never have time to cook oatmeal. I need quick and easy summer recipes for breakfast. I don’t want to do a lot of work in the morning, and I certainly don’t want to heat my house up by turning on the stove or oven. When I found Overnight Oats – and learned how to make oatmeal in a jar – I knew I had found my breakfast love.

Overnight Oats with chocolate and strawberries are easy to make the night before and don't require ANY cooking. Our new favorite healthy breakfast idea.

A quick note about Chia Seeds. They are loaded with anti oxidants, high in fiber, high in omega 3, and they give you energy. Between you and I, all I am looking for with my breakfast routine is an energy boost. I spent a fortune at my local grocer on chia seeds until my tennis coach told me you could get them for $4 at Trader Joe’s. I mention this because, if you dig, you don’t have to spend a fortune on Chia Seeds. They kind of remind me of quinoa, they don’t really have any taste, but absorb the taste of whatever you prep them with.

The easiest overnight oats recipe in a jar | Overnight Oatmeal With Chocolate And Strawberries | This is an easy breakfast recipe to put together the night before with no cooking - just pull the jar out of the refrigerator in the morning and the overnight oats are ready to eat!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Overnight Oats In A Jar

There are many ways to prepare Overnight Oats, but here’s what I did….

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats Ingredients

  • sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 Steel Cut Oats
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup or agave (I believe honey would work as well)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Prep could not be easier. Mix up ingredients into a small mason jar, shake it up, and let refrigerate overnight.

How easy is that?! The next morning, you just pull the jar with your overnight oats out of the refrigerator, and they are ready to eat!

Overnight Oats are super easy to make. Just mix all of your ingredients, refrigerate overnight, and eat in the morning. Add some chocolate chips and strawberries to make them extra fancy.

I topped mine with dark chocolate chips and sliced strawberries!

Dark chocolate chips and strawberries are the perfect topping for overnight oats. If you are looking for easy healthy breakfast ideas, you don't have to look further. Overnight oats are mixed the night before, refrigerated, and ready to eat in the morning! Easy peasy.

I’ve had this a few mornings in a row now, and I feel like a million bucks.

I’ve seen recipes with nuts and oats, as well as, blueberries and coconut milk. I think I will try that next 😉 What kind of toppings do you like with your oatmeal?

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5 Comments

  • Marie says:

    This looks awesome! I’m so not a morning person, so having a healthy breakfast ready to go when I get up is perfect for me!

  • Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh!! I love overnight oats and chia seeds. I love dark chocolate and strawberries. I never thought to put them together! This will be my breakfast for next week! Thanks for linking up at The Living With Style Linky Party!

    Lisa – http://www.harmonyandhappiness.com

  • Kristi says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks so good!! I might have to whip this together before I go to bed. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty. Hope you’ll join us again.

  • Cynthia says:

    Hi Julie, just curious, what does the Brewers Yeast do? Flaxseed is a good call!

  • Julie S. says:

    I’ve bee doing overnight oats since returning to work from maternity leave. I also add flaxseed and brewers yeast to it. But why haven’t I thought to add chocolate! Genius! 🙂