Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

How to Make Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

If you love chocolate overnight oats, these chocolate protein overnight oats will be your new favorite healthy breakfast. Made with simple ingredients you likely already have, this chocolate protein oats recipe is an amazing meal prep breakfast for busy mornings.

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Chocolate protein oats, chocolate overnight oats with raspberries and chocolate.

Chocolate Overnight Oats with Extra Protein

Do you love starting your day with easy, make ahead overnight oats, but could you use a little more protein? This chocolate protein oats recipe includes plain Greek yogurt and your choice of protein powder to amp up your protein for the day.

This chocolate protein overnight oats recipe is also very customizable. I’ll give you three different variations that will not only keep you full and nourished, but you’ll never get bored of this healthy breakfast option!

Here’s how this delicious chocolate overnight oats recipe is made along with the topping variations:

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First steps to making chocolate protein overnight oats, wet ingredients and dry ingredients.

How do you make overnight oats?

To make overnight oats, start with a 1:1:1 ratio of plain Greek yogurt, milk (dairy or plant-based) and oats. Mix these three ingredients together well.

Then add your other ingredients like:

Can I put protein powder in my oatmeal?

Yes, protein powder is a great addition to oatmeal to add more protein to your diet. You can add it to hot oatmeal or cold overnight oats. You can add either flavored (vanilla, chocolate) or unflavored.

How do you add protein to oats?

An easy way to add protein to oats is to add a protein powder to your oatmeal. Check the label of your preferred flavored or unflavored protein and add a serving to your oats. Here are some other sources of protein that can be added to oatmeal:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Nut or seed butter (choose good quality nut and seed butters, made without refined sugar or oils)
  • Walnuts, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds and/or flax.


Chocolate overnight oats, in mixing bowl and in mason jar.

How long do you refrigerate overnight oats?

Once you’ve stirred together all of the ingredients, making sure it’s a smooth consistency, pour the oats into a mason jar or resealable container with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate the oats for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.

How long will overnight oats last in the refrigerator?

Overnight oats are best enjoyed 24-48 hours after they are made. However, overnight oats will keep well for up to 5 days.


Chocolate protein overnight oats in mason jar being spooned out.

Do you eat overnight oats cold?

Yes. Overnight oats are typically served cold. They make for a great breakfast on a warm day. They also serve as an excellent make-ahead breakfast that you can take with you to work, or eat when you don’t have much time in the morning.

Are protein oats healthy?

Yes, protein oats are a wonderfully healthy breakfast. Rich in soluble fiber and added protein, overnight oats are nutritious and will keep you full for hours. The Greek yogurt and milk add calcium and several other vitamins and minerals.


Here are the three chocolate overnight oats variations:

Chocolate overnight oats with raspberries and chocolate drizzle.

Chocolate Overnight Oats Option 1: Chocolate Covered Raspberry or Strawberry

If you love pairing strawberries or raspberries with chocolate, then you must try this recipe! Here’s what you’ll need to top your oats:


Chocolate overnight oats with peanut butter and banana.

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats Option 2: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana “Chunky Monkey”

For this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats recipe you’ll need these additional ingredients (along with the base chocolate oats recipe, below):


Chocolate protein oats in a white bowl topped with coconut, almonds and chocolate drizzle.

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats Option 3: Almond Joy Overnight Oats

To the base chocolate overnight oats recipe (below) you’ll add the following toppings to create this delicious almond joy overnight oats:


If you loved this healthy overnight oats recipe, check out some of my other Overnight Oats ideas:

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Peach Overnight Oats

Cherry Overnight Oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Overnight Oats


Here are some of my other popular Oatmeal Recipes:

Blueberry Vanilla Protein Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Almond Joy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Blueberry Protein Muffins

Cherry Almond Breakfast Cookies at Real Housemoms


Here’s the recipe for my Chocolate Overnight Oats:

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

If you love chocolate overnight oats, these chocolate protein overnight oats will be your new favorite healthy breakfast. Made with simple ingredients you likely already have, this chocolate protein oats recipe is an amazing meal prep breakfast for busy mornings.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c. milk (dairy or plant based)
  • 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. granular monk fruit sweetener (like Lakanto)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Optional:
  • 11 g (approx. 2 Tbsp. or 1 serving) protein powder, flavored or unflavored


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk and vanilla. Add in the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, protein powder and salt. Whisk together until smooth and well incorporated.
  2. Pour into a resealable container and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  3. Top with your choice of optional toppings. (See Notes Section for individual topping options and the amounts for each.)


Oat will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Toppings for Raspberry Chocolate: 1/2 c. fresh raspberries, 2 Tbsp. melted sugar-free chocolate chips, like Lily's dark chocolate baking chips Toppings for Peanut Butter Banana & Chocolate: 1/2 banana sliced, 1 Tbsp. creamy nut butter (look no sugar added), 2 Tbsp. sugar free chocolate chips, like Lily's. Toppings for Almond Joy: 2 tbsp. unsweetened flake coconut, 2 tbsp. sliced or slivered almonds, 1 Tbsp. sugar free chocolate chips (melted or unmelted).


lacto vegetarian
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free


Chocolate protein overnight oats, with raspberries, with peanut butter banana and with almond coconut.

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