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Triple Chocolate Overnight Oats

This recipe for high-protein triple chocolate overnight oats feels like a dessert. Maybe it is. I don't see a problem.

What are overnight oats?

If you haven't had overnight oatmeal, it is a method of making oatmeal a bit differently than usual. Instead of cooking oats on your stovetop or microwave and eating them warm, overnight oats are cooked by being soaked with ingredients in the fridge overnight.

By having the oats soak in the fridge, they will absorb the liquid and be ready to eat without being cooked in the typical way.

High-Protein Chocolate Overnight Oats

These High-Protein Triple Chocolate Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like a dessert! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients. To make this recipe, it's as simple as adding all of the ingredients to a jar, shaking well, and letting it sit in the fridge overnight.

This recipe can be made the night before or even on the weekend so it's a great meal prep option!

These high-protein overnight oats healthy breakfast option offers a high amount of protein and delicious flavors that will give you so much energy. Start your day with these awesome high-protein Chocolate Overnight Oats!

What ingredients do I need?

Here's everything that goes into these triple chocolate overnight oats:

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup Fairlife chocolate milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 serving protein powder chocolate

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The recipe is packed with protein and has 49 grams per serving.

I love that I can eat this for breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

How long does it take to make overnight oats?

This recipe for high-protein chocolate overnight oats is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients, add ingredients to the jar, and clean up.

How do I make this recipe?

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

How can I store these oats?

You can make these oats ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When should I make triple chocolate overnight oats?

You can make this recipe the night before you need it, at the beginning of the week, or at least 4 hours before you're hoping to eat it.

Are overnight oats a good source of protein?

Because oats aren't naturally packed with protein, you can combine them in your recipe with some excellent protein sources and get all the benefits that protein can provide.

For this recipe, I use chocolate milk and chocolate protein powder (especially the second one) since they're great sources of protein and add to the flavor. Chia seeds add a bit of protein, too (more on that below).

How much protein powder should I use?

Because protein powders don't have "standard" serving sizes, it's hard to know exactly how much should be used. 1 serving, according to the package, is usually a safe bet for this recipe. It'll usually weight between 29 - 35 grams.

A commenter below helped me realize that using scoops for the measurement isn't always good—some brands have 1 scoop per serving, some 2+, so you might end up way off with your ratios! Remember that things will thicken as the oats sit overnight, so it's probably best to err on the side of too runny, rather than too dry.

Are chia seeds necessary for overnight oats?

Chia seeds aren't really necessary for any recipe, unless you're making chia pudding! That said, they have a whole host of nutritional benefits and even add a great creaminess to the texture. Even though it's not triple chocolate, chia seeds are a star player here!

Looking for more overnight oats recipes?

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a big breakfast fan! Search my breakfast recipes for more easy, healthy breakfast ideas. Here are some additional oatmeal recipes:

Can I have the recipe?

If you try this High-Protein Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts!

This is a picture of a hand holding up a bowl of triple chocolate overnight oats. There's a small bowl with dark brown oats with shaved chocolate on top. There's a mason jar in the background.
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Triple Chocolate Overnight Oats

This recipe for high-protein triple chocolate overnight oats feels like a dessert. Maybe it is. I don't see a problem.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate overnight oats, overnight oats
Servings: 1
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • mason jar

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup Fairlife chocolate milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 serving protein powder chocolate

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Add all ingredients to a jar.
  • Shake well.
  • Store in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Add any extra toppings you want!

Notes

1 serving size is 1 jar. To enter in MyFitnessPal, search "Jordo's World Chocolate Overnight Oats". You can swap regular cocoa powder for dutch-process cocoa powder. 

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 11g
Recipe Rating




Elizabeth

Sunday 18th of February 2024

Love this recipe! Very filling and delicious!

Lisa

Friday 22nd of September 2023

I made it last night with dark chocolate almond milk and added fresh raspberries today and really enjoyed it! Will be making again! 😋

Lisa

Monday 9th of October 2023

@jordo, how many calories per serving should the protein powder be? I can’t get the macros to add up to your 49g of protein without going over 500 calories. Help! I love this recipe so much and have experimented with it weekly. I’m using Orgain plant based protein powder and one scoop is about 10g protein and 85 calories. Thanks so much! Lisa

Brianna

Thursday 23rd of March 2023

I just put this together to set up in the fridge and I fear I may have used too much protein powder. What brand do you use? I have the flex brand whey/casein blend chocolate fudge brownie protein powder. Each scoop weighs 33.6 grams with 130 calories and 22g of protein. It’s suppose to be mixed with 10-12 oz of liquid so I’m wondering if 2 scoops of that plus the oats with only 1 cup of milk is going to workout right or if my protein scoop is bigger than yours. Please help lol

Jordan Smith

Saturday 25th of March 2023

Hi Brianna,

You've helped me realize a point of confusion here! One problem across protein brands is serving size. 1 scoop of your brand is 33.6 g, whereas 2 scoops of my brand is 25.6. Some variation is not a big deal, but obviously using 60+ grams with the same liquid is going to throw things off. I apologize if you're looking at some dry oats now.

I'm going to update this recipe and suggest that people use a serving size of their preferred protein powder, noting that because it's not standardized across brands, there might be some variation.

If you email me (jordo@jordosworld.com) I can send a little sample of protein to you to make up for any of the oats that might have turned out wrong.

Shelby

Sunday 5th of March 2023

I love all forms of overnight oats... but especially with CHOCOLATE! Easy recipe to prep for weekly breakfasts!

Sara

Sunday 20th of November 2022

So delicious and SO easy to make. This (and the rest of Jordo’s oat recipes) are my go to for busy meal prep days!!