Delicious, nutritious, gluten free breakfast that tastes like dessert. Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with oats, almond milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, strawberry and banana.
Within this recipe post you’ll make nutritious gluten free vegetarian chocolate and strawberry overnight oats. Plus you’ll learn the basics of overnight oats to make you own endless flavor combinations.
I’ve been working on a morning routine and balanced breakfasts has always been part of that. I may not always get out of be as early as I’d like (I’m working on that by hitting snooze less), but do always save time to enjoy a nutritious breakfast. One way to save a bit of time and still have your breakfast each morning is overnight oats. How about gluten free Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats to start your day?
Overnight oats takes just a few minutes to prep, then refrigerate overnight (hence the name) and it’s ready to go the next day. You can make a large batch and enjoy over a few days as well. Besides my usual smoothies, overnight oats are my next favorite breakfast.
It’s full of balanced nutrients like protein, fiber, complex carbs and vitamins, without much calories or sugars. On top of that it tastes like dessert without any added sugars. Sweetened almond milk and fresh fruits like banana provides plenty of sweetness.
What is ideal ratio of oats to water for overnight oats?
Overnight oats are simple and completely customizable once you know the basics. You want roughly a 1:1 ratio of oats to liquid. So if you have 1 cup of oats, add 1 cup of almond milk for example. You can add any mix-ins and it won’t change the ratio much.
For this recipe I used slightly less oats since I like a bit of liquid leftover. Experiment and find your favorite ratio and flavors.
Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Sweet and rich chocolate oats paired with sweet banana and slightly tart strawberries.
Texture: Soft and chewy oats, without cooking!
Dietary Options/Substitutions: This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free. Omit peanut butter and use soy milk if allergic to nuts.
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Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 4 large strawberries, diced
- Place almond milk, cocoa powder and peanut butter in a large mason jar. Seal and shake well to combine (if using a bowl or container, mix well with a whisk).
- Add in oats, banana and strawberry; stir or shake to combine.
- Seal and refrigerate overnight to soften oats. Serve cold or heat if desired (I prefer it cold).