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These Plant Based Chocolate Overnight Oats are creamy with just the right amount of sweet. Made without Greek yogurt, these Overnight Oats Jars are easy to meal prep for busy mornings.
When you’re looking for a quick breakfast, I absolutely love grabbing a jar of these out of the fridge. Kids love them too, and you can ask them to help you prepare this easy overnight oatmeal recipe because it’s so easy to put together.
This recipe is plant-based. While it’s a popular term right now, I’d like to explain exactly what it means for those who don’t know. Plant-based eating focuses on eating mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. Meat is eaten less often, if at all. Substitute meat products are not consumed.
People eat plant-based for a variety of reasons including the environment, health, and weight management. I eat plant-based because it helps to reduce my migraine headaches.
O Organics® and Open Nature® Plant-Based Products
Safeway has introduced two lines of plant-based ingredients and meal solutions–O Organics® and Open Nature®. Both are available at my local Safeway store, but you can also find these products exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.
Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop!
Open Nature® offers minimally processed, high quality products for everyone in the family, including plant-based, high protein, and gluten free options.
O Organics® products reflect uncompromising purity and quality.
For these recipes below, I used Open Nature Creamy Almond Butter, Open Nature Almond Coconut Milk, and Open Nature Chocolate Protein Powder–all from their new plant-based line.
I love that Safeway offers several “better for you” plant-based products including non-dairy milk alternatives, nut butters, and protein powder. Also, last minute meal solutions and desserts!
This article will show you how to make three Overnight Oats Recipes:
This is a perfect recipe if you’re looking for healthy overnight oats for meal prep! I say this because they keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days and can easily be frozen and thawed without losing flavor.
Chocolate Overnight Oats Ingredients
These are the basic ingredients that you need for these overnight oats. Each recipe has one or two other ingredients you’ll need, and they’re listed below with each individual recipe.
- Oats: I use regular, old fashioned oats or rolled oats. The uncooked oatmeal in this recipe is full of fiber and can lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Open Nature® Almond Milk: I used an almond coconut blend. You can also use oat or cashew milk.
- Honey or Maple Syrup: I love using these natural sweeteners in my recipes!
- Chia Seeds: Great for adding antioxidants to your diet. They also have fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids.
You’re also going to need jars or containers of some sort to store your oats–I love mini mason jars.
I always make my overnight oats in a bigger jar than I need so I can add extra milk or other toppings and have plenty of room to stir before eating.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
In addition to the ingredients above, you’ll need:
- Open Nature Almond Butter
For one serving: 322 calories, 42 carbs, 11g protein, 15g fat, 2g saturated fat, 168mg sodium, 9g fiber, 7g sugar
Chocolate & Coconut Overnight Oats
In addition to the ingredients above, you’ll need:
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 6 Almonds, chopped
For one serving: 274 calories, 40 carbs, 8g protein, 11g fat, 5g saturated fat, 170mg sodium, 9g fiber, 7g sugar
Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats
In addition to the above ingredients, you’ll need:
- Open Nature Plant Based Chocolate Protein Powder
For one serving: 269 calories, 42 carbs, 16g protein, 7g fat, 1g saturated fat, 225mg sodium, 10g fiber, 7g sugar
Instructions for making these Chocolate Overnight Oats:
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Add oats to a small jar
I like these 12.5 ounce Weck jars.
- Prepare your milk
In a separate bowl or cup, whisk together milk with chia seeds, cocoa powder, and your choice of sweetener–honey or maple syrup.
- Dress them up
Add “toppings” to your jar depending on which type of Chocolate Overnight Oats you’d like to make. You could also add in any other toppings that sound good to you!
- Stir it up
Stir together the dry oats and toppings, then add your milk and stir some more. Make sure the oats are mostly in the milk so they soften.
Stick the jars in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
After removing from the fridge, add extra toppings or enjoy as they are. Eat for breakfast or dessert.
What else can I add to these?
- Chocolate Chips
- Fruit, like bananas or berries
- Flax seeds
- MCT Powder
Need more ideas for oatmeal?
- Amish Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls
- Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries
Recipe Tips and FAQ’s
Up to 5 days in the fridge, or up to 2 months in the freezer.
Not much at all! When I make overnight oats they tend to stay the same size.
I used rolled oats, as they soften a bit quicker than other types.
Most people like to eat cold overnight oats, but you can definitely warm them in the microwave for a minute or so.
- Jars can be frozen, but thaw before reheating.
- The protein powder is a little tough to mix into the milk but it helps when you add the honey and chia seeds–it’ll mix, don’t worry!
- These are delicious with a dollop of plant-based Greek yogurt on top!
Weight Watchers: One serving (one jar) of these overnight oats are 6 Green Plan Points | 6 Blue Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points
- Green Plan Toppings: 1 tbsp almond butter is 3 points, unsweetened shredded coconut is 2, 6 almonds is 2, and 1 tbsp WW chocolate protein powder is 0.
- Blue Plan Toppings: 1 tbsp almond butter is 3 points, unsweetened shredded coconut is 2, 6 almonds is 1, and 1 tbsp WW chocolate protein powder is 0.
- Purple Plan Toppings: 1 tbsp almond butter is 3 points, unsweetened shredded coconut is 2, 6 almonds is 1, and 1 tbsp WW chocolate protein powder is 0.
21 Day Fix/Ultimate Portion Fix: Base recipe is 1 yellow container, 1 1/2 tsp (for honey and milk), and 1/4 orange container. If you’d like to count a full orange, go ahead and use 4 tsp chia seeds.
- 1 tbsp almond butter counts as 4 teaspoons.
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut is 1/2 orange container
- 6 almonds counts as 1/2 blue
- 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder is 1/2 red container
Chocolate Overnight Oats
- 12 oz. Mason Jars
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Chocolate Almond Butter
- 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter
Chocolate and Coconut
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 6 almonds sliced or chopped, if you prefer
- 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
- Add 1/2 cup of oats to each jar you're making. 1/2 cup rolled oats
- In a separate bowl or cup, whisk together milk with cocoa powder, honey, and chia seeds. You can use maple syrup instead of honey if you'd like. 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp honey 1 tsp chia seeds
- Add "toppings" to your jars–almond butter, coconut and almonds, or protein powder, depending on which type of oats you'd like to make.
- Stir together the dry oats and toppings, then add milk and stir some more. Make sure the oats are down below the milk.
- Stick the jar(s) in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
- After removing from the fridge, add extra toppings or stir and ejoy as they are.