If I didn’t already love overnight oats, I have a reason to love them even more with these chunky monkey overnight oats. I’ve always said that overnight oats are one of my favorite things to have prepped for the mornings. Not only are they convenient for a busy morning, but they keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours. This flavor is like having a dessert for breakfast, which who doesn’t love that?!
Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
Why you’ll love these:
- They make for a simpler morning!
- Prepping these means you already have two breakfasts ready to go during the week
- A little something sweet at breakfast, who doesn’t love that?!
- These overnight oats will keep you feeling satisfied all morning long
These are completely dairy free (depending on the chocolate chips that you use, I love the mini Enjoy Life chocolate chips!) and gluten free.
- This recipe does serve two, so you can either split it up into two different jars or just make it all in one and pour some into a bowl when you’re ready to eat it.
- If you prefer to eat your oats warm, you can warm these up before eating!
What you need to make chunky monkey overnight oats:
- Rolled oats: these are great to use in a lot of recipes and my favorite when making overnight oats or stovetop oatmeal. You can grab a big bag of these to use in a lot of ways!
- Unsweetened almond milk: I always choose unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened vanilla when making this recipe!
- Mashed Banana: the texture that mashed banana adds to overnight oats is so creamy and delicious!
- Maple Syrup: a little bit of sweetener goes a long way in these oats!
- Mini Chocolate Chips: I like to use mini chocolate chips in this recipe! If you don’t want to add them into the oats, try topping a few on before you eat!
- Chia seeds: a great source of fiber which will keep you feeling fuller longer after eating these in the oats.
- Walnuts: a little crunchy texture that’s perfect in these oats
- Shredded Coconut: I love adding shredded coconut (unsweetened!) to these oats. You can also leave out if you don’t like coconut
- Peanut Butter: add creamy peanut butter here or do any nut butter that you have on hand!
- Cinnamon/sea salt: these two spices are my go-to in all overnight oats recipe. Just a dash of sea salt is all that is needed.
Can I use any oats?
No! For all the overnight oats recipes, I always use rolled oats. I pick up a big bag of them at Trader Joe’s and they work perfect for these!
Can I leave out the maple syrup?
Yes! If you’d like to leave out the maple syrup or switch it to honey, you totally can!
Why chia seeds?
Chia seeds are a great source of protein and fiber. They are high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids too. The benefits go on for chia seeds, plus they soak up perfectly into the overnight oats and you forget they are even there.
A few tips on storing overnight oats:
- I always store them in a tight sealed container! A few that I love are Weck jars, Porter bowls and Ball mason jars
- I store them in the fridge overnight!
- This recipe serves two but you can split it up if you want two separate jars.
If you also love overnight oats as much as I do, be sure to also check out these recipes:
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- Pecan Pie Overnight Oats
- The OG Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
Looking for more breakfast recipes? Try these:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp crushed walnuts
- 1 1/2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- Optional toppings: banana, more chocolate chips and peanut butter, hemp seeds
- Combine all ingredients into a jar and mix together.
- Store in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, top with desired toppings.
until next time...