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Chocolate Overnight Oats

These sinfully healthy brownie batter chocolate overnight oats combine the two best meals of the day, for one unforgettably delicious and filling breakfast treat!

A super healthy & filling "grab and go" breakfast - just 5 minutes of prep work the night before. This is SO EASY!!! @choccoveredkt

One of my most popular posts of the year so far has surprisingly been my post on overnight oats.

Seeing such high demand for those recipes, I knew I wanted to offer even more options for overnight oatmeal, especially since the original post did not include any chocolate overnight oats recipes! This also gave me an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, which is one of my favorite things to do.

So no complaints there.

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A super healthy & filling "grab and go" breakfast - just 5 minutes of prep work the night before. This is SO EASY!!! @choccoveredkt

Since I had all the ingredients out anyway, I also made some of my favorite Chocolate No Bake Cookies.

Oh hi, chocolate oatmeal breakfast in a jar.

Does anyone else see the chocolate chip face???

Just like with the original overnight-oats post, these brownie batter chocolate overnight oats can be made in just a few simple steps:

Layer the ingredients into a mason jar or lidded container, screw the lid on tightly, shake very well, and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, unscrew the lid and enjoy.

You can also heat before eating, either in the microwave or by transferring to a pot or a bowl. But I like eating these chocolate overnight oats cold, especially as the weather gets warmer.

(Or maybe this is just me dreaming… yesterday it was 28 degrees outside. If ever there were a reason to use the acronym smh—which I had to google to discover means “shaking my head” or “so much hate”—this would be it.)


Above, I made a video of the process, to show how easy it is to make the recipe.

You can actually make the entire thing in less time than it takes to watch this 25-second video.

Talk about fast food!

Step-By-Step Photos:

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Feel free to customize your chocolate overnight oats by adding chia seeds, peanut butter, sliced banana, or shredded coconut.

And be sure to tag me on social media if you make them, so I can see and like your photos!

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Chocolate Overnight Oats

These healthy chocolate overnight oats combine the two best meals of the day, breakfast and dessert!
4.95/5 (40)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp chia seeds, optional
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, such as coconutmilk yogurt
  • 1 tbsp nut butter or melted coconut oil, optional for richer flavor
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 2-4 tsp chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
  • sweetener of choice, to taste


  • Stir together the first three ingredients (and chia, if using) in a mason jar or lidded container. Top with the remaining ingredients, then seal the lid tightly. Shake to evenly combine all ingredients. Transfer to the fridge, and let sit overnight. The next day, simply take off the lid and breakfast is ready! (If you’d prefer, you can also heat it up at this time.) Sweeten as desired, either before or after letting it sit.
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Published on April 7, 2016

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  1. Sara Kilpatrick says

    Hi Katie, how would you describe the consistency or texture of overnight oatmeal? I made some one time last year, but I remember the consistency being kind of strange so I never tried it again. It would be nice to have my oatmeal ready to go in the morning so I really want to like overnight oatmeal!

    (My favorite breakfast is your chocolate peanut butter cup baked oatmeal. I have that almost every morning unless I just need a break from the PB).

  2. Patty says

    I know “smh” as “shaking my head”. 🙂 The chocolate overnight oats looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks, Katie!

  3. Sarah Heckman says

    Would substituting flax seed instead of chia seeds work well? Or would it compromise the texture? What if they were ground?

  4. Chocolate Covered Katie says

    Oh no, that somehow got left off when I transferred the ingredient list to the recipe-card format… Thank you so much for pointing it out. I just fixed the post. You can add any sweetener you wish – if you’d prefer to keep it sugar-free, you can use stevia or xylitol, or you can even stir in melted banana or date paste. Maple syrup is also really good. Amount will depend on your tastebuds and also if your yogurt is sweetened or unsweetened.

  5. Rita says

    I definitely want to give this a try; it looks amazing! But is it OK to add greek yogurt in place of the plain yogurt? Also can honey be used as a sweetener? Thanks!

  6. Cassie says

    Oh no no no, nut butter is NOT an optional ingredient. 😉 I am actually the total opposite where I LOVE my oatmeal hot, expanded in a bowl and soft! However, chocolate for breakfast? TOTALLY on the same page. I can pretty much have these oats any time of the day and be happy!



  7. katie says

    I always thought “smh” meant “shaking my head.” I guess it can mean either one! Lol, you learn something new every day.
    My brothers think I’m crazy when I eat chocolate waffles or even just have chocolate chips in my pancakes. I tell them they’re the crazy ones! I can imagine their faces when they see me dipping into a big jar of brownie batter oatmeal!



  8. Alpine Pedestrian says

    On my backpacking trips we call something similar to this recipe “Hang Dog.” At home we combine instant oatmeal, powdered milk, cocoa, brown sugar, dash of salt, and chocolate chips. In camp in the evening, we pour water in the zip bag and squish it around. After eating it in the morning we’re so zinged with energy we can pour on the miles for a long time without needing a food break. Thanks for the reminder! Hang Dog season will soon be here.

  9. Lauren says

    I had it this morning for breakfast topped with blueberries. I think it’s my favorite overnight oatmeal recipe now!



  10. Jamie G says

    This looks great, and healthy! I do have a question about the calorie count though. 1/2 a cup of oats has 150 calories, and 1 tablespoon of oil or nut butter has 100. That is 250 calories before adding the milk, yogurt, chia, and sweetener and cocoa and chocolate chips. My calorie count is about 350 for this as one serving–still reasonable and healthy, but a difference for those of us counting calories. Thanks for another great recipe that I will try!!



  11. Amanda B. says

    Did you make it from her emails? She mentioned above that the sweetener was left off in the email. That could have been what happened to yours!

  12. Amanda B. says

    This was FAN FLIPPING TASTIC! I made it for breakfast last night (to eat this morning) and know exactly what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow again! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I’m giving it 5 smiley faces!

  13. Lauren D says

    I just had this for breakfast after making it last night. It was so good! I have overnight oats almost daily, but I’ve never made them with yogurt before (I just use almond milk). I made this recipe with half a container of SoDelicious Greek Style Coconut Milk Strawberry (that’s just what I already had), a tsp of chia seeds, and 1/2 a tbsp chocolate chips. It tasted like I was eating chocolate covered strawberries! And I loved the creaminess that the yogurt added to the oats. This is definitely going to be a new breakfast staple for me. Thanks Katie!



  14. Kina says

    My kids and I love chocolate overnight oats! I combine the cocoa powder with maple syrup or honey first and mix it well. Then I add the almond milk and stir it into chocolate milk before adding the other ingredients. Doing it that way seems to help the distribution of the chocolateyness lol. We top it in the morning with chopped walnuts, almonds and strawberries. Soooo yum! The kids have theirs in mugs with handles.



  15. Julie says

    Ahhhhmazing. It really does taste like brownie batter to me, and I love that it is mostly healthy! I added a bit of coconut sugar for a sweetener and it was just right. Thank you Katie! I am now *so* full. Chocolatey oatmeal on a Monday morning was the right thing to do. 🙂



  16. Sue says

    I used vanilla kefir in place of the yogurt and milk and it was just about sweet enough. I added about a teaspoon of honey in the morning and it was perfect.



  17. Rachel says

    This may be a stupid question, but how does one add coconut oil to overnight oats? No matter how well I mix the melted oil into the oats, it just seems to draw itself into unbreakable clumps when I add milk and then the next morning I have a weird layer of schmaltz on my oats… The recipe still tastes delicious, but I’d prefer if I could get the coconut flavor a little more infused.

  18. Holly says

    You are a wizard at making things taste like batter! I loved this recipe, I only I had issue which I thought might happen. I used melted coconut oil and when it hit the yogurt and milk it solidified. So the next morning I ended up fishing big hunks of hardened oil out. But it still tasted great. I will try some nut butter next time.



  19. Unofficial CCK Helper says

    Just try stirring it next time instead of shaking. Problem solved, and the recipe is delicious this way. I did it the stirring way the first time I made these because I didn’t pay attention to the directions. Both ways worked for me.

  20. Carine says

    made this for my breakfast last week (in lieu of your baked pb, banana & chocolate baked oatmeal) It was delicious!!! So decadent. I heated mine up-even the grandkids wanted a bite and asked why they got cheerios!



  21. Alexandria says

    Chocolate and oats..two of my favorite foods! And it’s for breakfast. 🙂 Yummy, yummy. I loved this recipe so much and I found the texture to be really delicious and creamy just the way I like it. Thanks Katie!



  22. carine nadel says

    made this and loved it! I like my oatmeal hot-so I did heat it and loved every morsel! I actually used some silk strawberry (what I had on hand) and it was great!



  23. Cathy says

    It looks as though the recipe for the brownie batter is different on the photo before the actual link…1/3 oats, 2 Tbs cocoa powder, vanilla extract? I made the one in the link with non fat Greek yogurt and no chia seeds or choc chips and the calories were almost double. Still very good though. I’d like to know what that other recipe is.

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