Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nutty Chocolatey Overnight Oats


Let's talk breakfast.  I started my day with a juicy smoothie from the Oh She Glows cookbook because I've been feeling a bit under the weather all week.  Can't go wrong with oranges, lemon juice, ginger and a pinch of cayenne pepper!

Sage is sleeping on my lap, but as soon as he wakes up it is time for my real breakfast.  Enter:  Nutty Chocolatey Overnight Oats.

I tend to only make overnight oats each time I have a little bit of peanut butter or almond butter left in the jar.  Getting those last scrapings of goodness just calls for overnight oats.

Then I started thinking about the Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk I had in the refrigerator, because chocolate is always a special way to start the day.

Overnight oats come together so simply and so magically I can hardly call this a recipe, but here I go:

In to the jar:

2/3 cup quick oats
1-2 tbsp. almond butter (or jar remnants)
1/2 banana 
1/2 cup Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
1 1/2 tsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. pecans (add in the morning)

Mix it up, mashing that banana with everything else! 

Put in the refrigerator overnight.

Morning = ENJOY!  I add more milk in the morning, plus the pecans, and give it a quick stir before eating.

Now if only I had another jar of almond butter almost at its end. All in good time.

What do you think of chocolate at breakfast?  

Have you been hit with a cold this fall?


  1. We sure were thinking a like today both posting recipes having to do with chocolate and oats!! ;)

  2. Is it weird that I got extremely happy when I saw your Wegman's peanut butter jar? Brings me back to all my shopping trips there before moving to Kuwait. It's funny though because each time we head back to PA for a visit my sleep is usually off at first so I'll make my Mom come shopping w/ me at like 4:00-4:30 in the morning lol

    1. Wegmans is the best so I totally understand!

  3. Holy COW that looks AMAZING - must try and love all the healthy fats in it!

    1. Yay for healthy fats. I hope you try it!