If you fancy dessert for breakfast, these Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats are perfect. They are also packed with protein and soluble fibre – what a great way to start the day!
The combination of protein, fibre and wholegrain carbohydrates keeps you fuller for longer so you’re less likely to get cravings before lunch and it also gives you enough energy to stop you falling asleep before then too (though that can’t be guaranteed!).
Questions about Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats
How to make Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats? To make Chocolate Overnight Protein Oats, you will need milk, oats, maple syrup, cocoa powder and protein powder (optional). You can use any sprinkles you desire – I used chocolate chips, almonds, buckwheat, coconut chips, banana and peanut butter. Combine the oats and milk with the cocoa powder, protein powder and maple syrup. Mix and leave overnight in the fridge. When ready to eat, add the toppings and any sauces or drizzles you fancy.
Which is the best vegan protein powder? There are many vegan protein powders on the market, most commonly sourced from peas, hemp, rice, pumpkin seeds, chia, peanut and soy. I will do a separate post on this, but for now, there’s a great article from Health that lists their top 15 best vegan protein powders that might be helpful if you’re looking for a plantbased protein powder.
Can chocolate Protein overnight oats be heated? Protein overnight oats can be heated. The protein composition will not be altered. However, the texture of the oats may be more gummy.
Chocolate Protein overnight oats substitutions. There are many substitutions you can make to protein overnight oats. Depending on your preferences you can:
- Use steel cut oats instead of rolled oats. I have also blended the oats into a flour if you prefer more of a pudding.
- Use water instead of milk, but it will be less creamy. In terms of plant milk, soya milk tends to contain the most protein, with others such as almond, oat, rice containing less. Any of these milks can be used.
- You can swap the maple syrup for coconut sugar or brown sugar. If you prefer sugar-free then something like stevia would be ideal.
- Protein powders- everyone has their own brands that they are used to and prefer. The protein content will vary according to the plant protein used and the brand though this shouldn’t differ a great deal. The flavours will impact the taste so I used chocolate as this is a chocolate-orientated recipe.
Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe
Ingredients for chocolate overnight oats:
- 50g oats
- 200 ml plant milk
- ½ tsp cocoa powder
- 30g protein powder of choice (1 scoop) – preferably chocolate
- 1 tsp maple syrup syrup
Vegan Toppings for chocolate overnight oats:
- Coconut chips
- Dark chocolate chips
- Chocolate sauce
- Nut butter
- In a bowl, mug or mason jar, combine the oats, milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and protein powder and leave in the fridge overnight.
- When ready to eat, add desired toppings and serve.
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Big Thanks to…
Feasting not Fasting for their inspiration in helping me create this recipe. You can find their version here: https://feastingnotfasting.com/chocolate-protein-overnight-oats/.