Okay 12WBT’ers – you’re in for a treat today! This chocolate brownie overnight oats recipe is a deceptively nutritious way to start the day – I mean, you wouldn’t quite guess it from the name! But this dessert-inspired brekky is packed full of healthy fats, protein and fibre, to give you lasting energy throughout the morning. And of course, they’re prepared the night before for a no-fuss, on the go option, perfect for those busy mornings. Kids will love it and your body will love you for it (not to mention your tastebuds). Bon appetit!
Reviewed By: Lisa Donaldson, APD, M.Nutr&Diet, B.Edu
Serves: 1 | Prep time: 360 min | 312 Cal per serve
1/2 Cups Skim Milk (125g)
2 Fresh Dates (15g), or you can soak dried dates for a few hours
1/4 Cup Rolled Oats (22g)
1 Tablespoon Cocoa (10g)
2 Teaspoons Chia Seeds (10g)
1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup (3g)
1 Teaspoon Desiccated Coconut (3g)
1/3 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (1g)
1 Teaspoon Walnuts (5g), chopped
- Place the milk, dates, cocoa powder, maple syrup and cinnamon into the blender. Blend for 2-5 minutes, until a nice creamy consistency is achieved.
- Add the oats and chia seeds to a bowl (or mason jar) and stir through the blended creamy milk mix until fully combined.
- Cover and set in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy in the morning with a topping of walnuts and coconut.
For an optional garnish, try adding a small sprinkle of Cocoa Nibs to your creation. Not only will this add a to-die-for crunch, but also a serious “brownie” taste!
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