A simple and easy breakfast recipe, this Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats will become a new morning favorite. Just throw all the ingredients into a jar and let it sit overnight for a healthy and fun breakfast in the AM!
Picking a favorite nut butter is like being forced to choose a favorite child. In which case, I’d choose almond butter.
…my poor future children. OY.
With everyone getting their panties in a bunch over the glory that is peanut butter, I’m over there in the corner hoarding my insanely expensive jar of almond butter. What can I say? I have expensive taste.
But for real, almond butter is the true joy of my life and is perhaps what I miss most when I’m travelling.
Oh wait, I totally travel with my almond butter.
When it comes to breakfast, I can be so so boring. I go in food ruts where I have the same thing for breakfast every single day for months and then one day wake up and decide that I’m sick of it. I vacillate between smoothie bowls and oats and occasionally pancakes, but no matter what phase I’m in, there will always be almond butter.
And as I’ve discovered, almond butter is to chocolate as peanut butter is to jelly. If that doesn’t make almond butter better than peanut butter, I don’t know what will. So basically I will be feeding future children almond butter and chocolate sandwiches…which hopefully will make up for the fact that I totally just picked favorites.
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This Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats recipe is actually an old favorite. I probably ate this every single day for a year a few years back. Likely BBE (before the blogging era), which would explain why it never made an appearance on the blog. But lately I’ve been getting sentimental and including some throwback recipes to old faves.
In the process I’ve also been reunited with my love for this recipe. So onto an old/new breakfast phase! Not surprisingly, it includes almond butter!Print
Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oatmeal
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: overnight
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)*
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp chopped dark chocolate
*not quick cooking oats – use old-fashioned rolled oats!
- In a large mason jar or airtight container add rolled oats, mashed banana and chia seeds.
- Add in almond milk and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Top with lid and give it a good shake.
- Place in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- In the morning add more almond milk (if desired) and heat up in microwave or on stove-top.
- Top with almond butter and dark chocolate.
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FatimaJune 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm
This was so good! I mixed the AB and chocolate in the night before, and had it as a post workout breakfast, topped with strawberries. I was worried it wouldn’t be sweet enough but it was perfect, and you can’t really taste the banana!
Davida LederleJune 25, 2020 at 12:49 pm
Happy to hear you enjoyed!!
AndreaJanuary 30, 2018 at 9:13 am
Hi! How many servings does this make?
Davida @ The Healthy MavenJanuary 30, 2018 at 11:14 am
2! Sorry about that. The new recipe plugin hasn’t fully updated all info yet!
Victoria AndarciaApril 30, 2016 at 10:20 am
I love oatmeal. I love almond butter AND I love chocolate. I’m going to try to stray from my usual breakfast to give this a try!
Davida KugelmassApril 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm
you’re going to love it!!!
Victoria AndarciaMay 2, 2016 at 4:06 am
My current phase is oatmeal so this was perfect timing! I made it this morning! Awesome! It will definitely make it into the morning rotation. Thank you for the new recipe!
Davida KugelmassMay 2, 2016 at 3:09 pm
Glad you enjoyed!!
MeredithApril 29, 2016 at 4:05 am
Quick question – have you made this w/out banana? I’m trying to keep to low-fructose, and eliminating bananas these days. Do you think it would still have enough sweetness / right texture without?
Davida KugelmassApril 29, 2016 at 10:45 am
You could certainly try a low-fructose sweetener but in terms of texture, I’d replace with something like pumpkin that will add a similar consistency, without the sugar! Hope this helps 🙂 -Davida