Chocolate overnight oats - does that sound like the breakfast of your dreams? If so then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make this vegan hazelnut and chocolate overnight oats today - it’s ridiculously easy to make and tastes a bit like Nutella.
What are overnight oats?
Oats are eaten as breakfast food in many parts of the world. Usually they're cooked with milk or water and served warm, as porridge or oatmeal.
When you make overnight oats, often called bircher muesli, you don't need to cook them at all. The oats are soaked in milk and left in the fridge overnight. As the hours pass by the oats soak up the milk becoming nice and soft.
Overnight oats often have a slightly chewy texture that I love.
You can add nuts, seeds and fruit to overnight oats - just use whatever ingredients you love.
As long as the oats and other ingredients are covered with the milk it'll turn out great. I do think that the hazelnut and chocolate combination is particularly good though!
Overnight oats are usually eaten cold. However, I sometimes warm them up to give them to my little boy who isn't a fan of "cold porridge".
How to make vegan hazelnut and chocolate overnight oats
These hazelnut and chocolate overnight oats don't take long to make. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and them them in the fridge for the night. It really is that easy.
Vegan hazelnut and chocolate overnight oats
- 150 g oats
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 325 ml dairy free milk I used oat milk
- 50 g roasted hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 banana sliced
- 20 g roasted hazelnuts
- Place all the ingredients in a large bowl or jar. Stir well to mix.
- Cover with a lid and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning sprinkle over extra hazelnuts or slice a banana on top and eat straight away.
What's your favourite vegan breakfast? Let me know in the comments below.
More overnight oats recipes
I'm a big fan of overnight oats, or bircher muesli, and I've got several other recipes on my kid food blog, Sneaky Veg. Check them out here:
Zoats zucchini (courgette) overnight oats
Alternatively you might like my cinnamon banana porridge.