These overnight oats are creamy, cozy and perfectly sweetened with dates. Blend the milk with the dates and cocoa to ensure the oats are perfectly sweet and creamy (no chunks of dates!). Let the bowls chill in the fridge overnight and wake up to a healthy, delicious breakfast. Top it with fresh fruit, chocolate or other toppings of choice!
Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
For the oats:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Hazelnut butter, for topping
For the Chocolate Milk:
- 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.
You can add more cocoa powder and sweetener to taste for a richer bowl of oats. If your blender can't break down dates, you can substitute them for liquid sweetener to taste.