Cacao Overnight Oats

I’m a little late to the overnight oats party; I’ve been seeing recipes for this simple breakfast for ages! I tried them once before and just didn’t love it… well now that’s changed! Overnight oats are such an easy and quick meal that you can make the night before. All you have to do the next morning is dumb them into a bowl and sprinkle on toppings. Even simpler than a smoothie! I love making these when I know I have a busy day or very early start, it saves me time and ensures I’ll still get a wholesome breakfast.

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These particular oats are made with cacao powder, which I’m really love right now! This incredible superfood is actually ground up raw, cacao, which is the purest form of chocolate. Who doesn’t love a little chocolate for breakfast? Whole rolled oats are perfect for this recipe because they absorb everything and become really creamy and soft but don’t turn into mush. They’re a great source of complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber – this combination will keep you satiated for while!

I’m looking forward to playing around with new flavor combinations for overnight oats, so if you try and enjoy this recipe, be on the lookout for those!

– Ingredients –

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp ground flax meal

1 tbsp cacao powder

1 mashed banana

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp coconut nectar (or other sweetener)

1 cup almond mill

jar or tubaware

– Recipe – 

  1. Chop and mash your banana in a separate bowl.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a jar or tabular and mix well, making sure all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Cover with a lid, or foil, and let the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. The next morning, pour the oats into a bowl and top with extras – I love adding some extra fruit! You can also eat them right out of your container on the go!
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