– vegan – gluten free – oil free – refined sugar free – low fat –
The perfect breakfast for chocolate lovers! Did anyone else love a bowl of chocolate-y cocoa pebbles as a kid?! These healthy cocoa pebbles overnight oats taste sooo similar! So I present you with the healthier, adult version of cocoa pebbles! They are a quick and easy breakfast idea that comes together in 1 bowl and only takes 10 minutes of prep time. Then set them in the fridge and forget them!
Helpful tips for the very best overnight oats:
- Prep ahead of time. The oats need enough time to absorb the milk. I recommend making them the night before, but at the very least, prep them at least 4 hours before you plan on eating them.
- Adjust to your desired consistency. Everyone prefers the consistency of their oats differently and this is easy to change by adjusting the oat:milk ratio. For this recipe, I like to keep the oats extra creamy with a little extra milk because I love the yummy chocolate milk. Adjust to how you love your oats.
- Add any nuts/topping upon serving. Mix-ins will get soggy if they are sitting in the oatmeal for too long. To keep it all fresh, I recommend adding any toppings right before eating. This will help keep the overnight oats fresher for longer. My favorite toppings for these healthy chocolate overnight oats have been banana, shredded coconut, almonds and cacao nibs.
Are overnight oats healthy?
Although I love starting my day with a large helping of fruit, I also really love a healthy bowl of overnight oats. Here are some great reasons to add them to your breakfast line-up:
- Overnight oats are satisfying and can keep you full all morning. This is in part due to the beta-glucan in oats. Beta glucan is a type of soluble fiber that is often used to prevent heart disease and high cholesterol.
- Old fashioned rolled oats are also a great source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
- Overnight oats contain lots of nondairy milk. I used oat milk for this recipe, which is high in calcium, B vitamins, manganese, protein and other vitamins and minerals. You can use your favorite nondairy milk of choice, as they all contain a variety of essential nutrients.
- You can make this easy vegan breakfast even healthier by loading it with fruit before serving.
- A large mixing bowl with lid
- Small jars with lids (optional)
- GF old-fashioned rolled oats: Both gluten-free and original rolled oats work well with these overnight oats. I have not tried this recipe with steel cut oats or instant/quick-cooking oats, so I cannot attest to how they will turn out. If you do try them, I would love to know how it worked in the comments :).
- Plain oat milk: you can use any nondairy milk of your pleasing. I enjoy either oat, soy or cashew milk for it’s extra creaminess.
- Pure maple syrup: can be substituted with other liquid sweeteners like agave nectar or date syrup.
If you love these cocoa pebbles overnight oats, you will love these other overnight oats recipes as well:
- Healthy Snickers Overnight Oats (Vegan + Gluten Free)
- Healthy Salted Caramel Overnight Oats (Vegan + Gluten Free)
- How to Make Horchata Overnight Oats (Dairy-Free)
- Blueberry Pistachio Overnight Oats
4 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.9g 5%
- Sodium 674mg 29%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 13.1g 52%
- Sugars 18.7g
- Protein 13.7g 26%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.