German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats {GF, Vegan}

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German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake.  You can make them ahead for the perfect grab ‘n go breakfast! {GF, Vegan}

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a healthy, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake! @FlavortheMoment

Thank you to everyone for the lovely birthday wishes last week!  I took the week off and celebrated in style, so now I’m refreshed and ready to get back to work creating more recipes to share with you.

Last week I shared Classic Hummingbird Cupcakes for my birthday which I adored, but that’s not actually my favorite birthday cake flavor.  My all time favorite cake is german chocolate, so since I didn’t have it for my birthday last week, I decided to create these German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats to get my fix instead.

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a healthy, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake! @FlavortheMoment

I’ve been more than ready to get back to a healthy diet after multiple birthday celebrations, and overnight oats are a great way to jump back in.  If you hang around here much, you know that I love my overnight oats, and they happen to be the most popular recipes on my blog.  The two most popular happen to be my coconut cream pie and chai spice versions so be sure and check those out!

Like all of the other overnight oat recipes on this blog, I’ve made these German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats with non-dairy milk because it makes them ultra creamy.  Silk is my go-to brand and I was over the moon to find out that they have two new varieties to choose from when I was shopping at my local Walmart store –>  Silk 2g Sugar Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein AND Silk Vanilla Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein.

Silk 2g Sugar Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein

For this recipe I chose to use the Silk 2g Sugar Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein because I thought it would let the chocolate flavors in these oats shine and I wanted to control the sweetness.

Silk is my go-to brand because it’s got a delicious taste and there are never any artificial colors, flavors, or any funny business.  There’s absolutely no saturated fat, and it’s free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG.

Silk Protein and Vanilla Protein Nutmilk have the goodness of almonds and creaminess of cashews, making them perfect to pour over cereal, use in smoothies, favorite recipes, or drink straight up in a glass.

They also pack a whopping 10g of protein per serving from 100% peas!  I love the added protein in these German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats because it gives my family and I the fuel that we need for our busy days.

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake! @FlavortheMoment

Overnight oats are a delicious make-ahead breakfast that I make often because mornings are busy.  I’ve also mentioned that I’m not a morning person, so I love waking up and having breakfast ready to go in the fridge.

There’s barely any effort involved in making overnight oats too — how does 10 minutes of prep sound?

Place your oats, coconut, chia seeds, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.  Add the Silk 2g Sugar Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein along with some maple syrup, and stir.  Cover with plastic wrap, pop in the fridge, and breakfast is ready for you in the morning!

Since these overnight oats are german chocolate cake inspired, topping them with toasted pecans is a must.  I also topped them with toasted coconut flakes because the more coconut the better in my book, and some dairy-free mini chocolate chips are a fun but optional addition as well.

These German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are so creamy and wholesome, and taste just like german chocolate cake.  I think every day should start this way.

Grab some Silk Protein and Vanilla Protein Nutmilk next time you’re at Walmart.  What would you make?

Recipe Notes:

  1.  These oats were on a little on the thicker side so add more of the nutmilk to thin them out if desired.
  2.  Toast the desired amount of pecan halves or pieces on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until  fragrant and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3.  If using coconut flakes, toast over medium low heat in a skillet.  Watch them carefully as they burn quickly!  Store in an  airtight container at room temperature.
  4.   You can find pre-toasted pecan pieces and coconut flakes at Trader Joe’s if you’d like to save time!

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake! @FlavortheMoment

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake.  You can make them ahead for the perfect grab ‘n go breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (use certified gluten free if gluten intolerant)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Silk 2g Sugar Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • toasted coconut flakes, toasted pecans, and mini chocolate chips, for serving

Directions:

  1. Place the oats, shredded coconut, chia seeds, and cocoa powder in a large bowl and stir until combined.
  2. Add the Silk 2g Sugar Protein & Nutmilk Almond Cashewmilk & Pea Protein and maple syrup to the oat mixture and stir until combined.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  3. Serve with toasted coconut flakes, pecans, and mini chocolate chips if desired.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  1. These oats were on a little on the thicker side so add more of the nutmilk to thin them out if desired.
  2.  Toast the desired amount of pecan halves or pieces on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until  fragrant and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3.  If using coconut flakes, toast over medium low heat in a skillet.  Watch them carefully as they burn quickly!  Store in an  airtight container at room temperature.
  4.   You can find pre-toasted pecan pieces and coconut flakes at Trader Joe’s if you’d like to save time!
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German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake! @FlavortheMoment