Chocolate hazelnut overnight oats that are vegan and sweetened with dates. This recipe require only 10 minutes of preparation and is a great make-ahead breakfast!
This bowl of oats is the perfect transition breakfast from winter to spring. It’s cozy, yet can be eaten cold with all the delicious toppings. Honestly, I could eat this breakfast every day of the year.
The best part? This recipe is done in 10 minutes of preparation the night before, which means you’ll wake up to a delicious breakfast, ready for you. All you need to do is add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
How to Top your Overnight Oats
There are so many good ways to eat overnight oats. Here are some of my favorite toppings:
- Fresh berries. (It’s the perfect make-ahead, cold summer breakfast).
- Sliced bananas.
- Chopped unsweetened or dark chocolate.
- Chocolate chips (if you’re not looking for something that’s free of added sugar).
- Shredded coconut.
- Apples or pears. This would be a delicious fall option.
- Fruit chia jam. Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, apple. They would all be delicious!
- Chopped hazelnuts or other nuts and seeds.
- Hazelnut butter of course. This one is mandatory.
There’s not one good way to eat overnight oats. That’s the beauty of it. It’s completely customizable.
Notes on Substitutions
- I used dates in this recipe, but you can use liquid sweeteners instead to taste. This can be a good option if your blender isn’t strong enough to break down dates.
- You can also add more cocoa powder if you want very rich oats.
- Finally, I used almond milk, but feel free to use any unsweetened milk of choice. Coconut milk or oat milk would be great!
Watch How to Make the Recipe:
Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Hazelnut butter, for topping
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 3 Medjool dates
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit (berries, bananas, apples, etc.)
- Shredded coconut
- chopped unsweetened or dark chocolate
- Chocolate chips
- hazelnuts or other nuts and seeds
- In a high-speed blender, blend all the chocolate milk ingredients until smooth. You may have very small pieces of dates left, this is fine.
- Mix the oats, chia seeds and chocolate milk together in an airtight container. You can also divide it in two containers for quick grab-and-go breakfasts.
- Let chill overnight in the fridge. The next morning, the oats should be thick and creamy. Add more milk to thin if desired. Serve with toppings of choice.
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