Chocolate And Almond Butter Overnight Oats

 
If it’s not chocolate, it’s not breakfast

– Laini Taylor

Chocolate And Almond Butter Overnight Oats
 

Why did I choose the only Fleetwood Mac song I like as my alarm tone? Albatross begins to play, snooze button gets hit. Albatross starts again, snooze button gets bashed and a grunt from the other side of the bed can be heard. Albatross again…phone gets thrown onto the floor (another battle scar).

You’ve probably guessed by now that we aren’t morning people, and if you aren’t either, then you know what it’s like. Get up, get washed, and dash out the door without time for much else.

And that’s one of the many reasons why I love overnight oats. Prepared the night before and left to soak up all the flavours in your liquid of choice; come the morning you can just grab your breakfast from the fridge and enjoy with minimal fuss.

Chocolate And Almond Butter Overnight Oats

As I’d been using pretty much the same base but changing the toppings, I thought I would spruce things up a touch to make mornings that little bit nicer. The first ingredient that came into my head was chocolate. Do I need to explain? IT’S CHOCOLATE!! Paired with the second love of my life (almond butter) and this Chocolate And Almond Butter Overnight Oats recipe came forth into the world!

Enjoy it cold or heat it in the microwave (if you can spare a couple of minutes). Add any toppings you like. For this I used sliced banana, desiccated coconut, pumpkin seeds and goji berries.

As this is full of cocoa goodness, I’m entering this recipe into We Should Cocoa, a monthly linky created by Choclette of Tin and Thyme. This months theme is ‘anything goes’. Do check it out for more chocolate goodies.  

Chocolate And Almond Butter Overnight Oats
Serves 1
Filling breakfast for those always on the go. 
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Ingredients
  1. 40g plain oats
  2. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  3. 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  4. 200ml unsweetened almond milk
  5. 1-2 tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
  6. 1 tbsp smooth almond butter
  7. a smidgen of ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a bowl or mason jar, give it a good mix and leave overnight
  2. Serve in the morning warm or cold and add your toppings of choice.
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Other reasons why I love overnight oats:

1. It’s never boring, change up your toppings and you have a different breakfast.
2. It’s healthy. Well, it can be depending on what ingredients you use!
3. Keeps you full until lunch time.
4. Knowing you’ll wake up to something nice that’s ready!

Looking for more overnight oats recipes? Check out fellow food blogger Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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    Jo
    August 11, 2015

    Looks delicious and healthy too

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    Sarah Arnold
    August 7, 2015

    I’m very curious to try this but can just see myself using Dairy Milk as a topping…..

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    Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    August 7, 2015

    We are not really morning people either, so that is why we love overnight oats. It’s so nice waking up and knowing that breakfast is waiting for you!

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    Choclette
    August 6, 2015

    I love porridge, but never think about overnight oats. This looks delicious especially with the cocoa and almond butter. Thanks for linking it to We Should Cocoa 🙂

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      Sarah
      August 17, 2015

      np Choclette. Glad to know another fan of porridge. 🙂

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    Jemma Andrew-Adiamah
    August 6, 2015

    I love overnight oats. They’re so great if you know you have a busy morning the next day as you can make them the night before. This looks yummy!

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    Kacie Morgan
    August 5, 2015

    That looks delicious, just goes to show that healthy food can be very appetising. I am useless with allowing time for breakfast in the mornings, so this could be a great solution for me. x

    Kacie – The Rare Welsh Bit

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      Sarah
      August 17, 2015

      Hi Kacie. It’s well worth preparing it the night before and sets you up for the day. Thanks for your comment.

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    Ciara Attwell
    August 5, 2015

    This looks sooooo good! I’m a massive overnight oats fan so I’m all over this! Love the mix of almond milk and almond butter. Have pinned!

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      Sarah
      August 17, 2015

      I’m a bit addicted to almond butter atm, it goes really well with it.

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