Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

CHOCOLATE PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS

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These chocolate protein overnight oats are our newest breakfast obsession! They are incredibly convenient and delicious! Incorporating protein powder and whipped cottage cheese helps keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning. Also, it gives these overnight oats an incredible creamy texture. These overnight oats are packed with decadent chocolate flavor and protein! Serve them with fresh fruit on top or add your favorite toppings.

Why You Will Love These Overnight Oats

  • They have a delicious chocolate flavor!
  • The protein comes from the addition of chocolate protein powder and cottage cheese.
  • The cottage cheese is blended, which gives these overnight oats a creamy texture!
  • Overnight oats are easy to meal prep for the week. You can prepare these chocolate protein oats for the next few days in only about 10 minutes!
  • These overnight oats are made with simple and healthy ingredients.
  • It is the perfect easy and delicious breakfast or snack!

What Are Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats?

Chocolate protein overnight oats are a variation of traditional overnight oats with a focus on adding protein. These overnight oats have a rich chocolate flavor and are high in protein! They taste like regular chocolate overnight oats, but we added some protein powder and cottage cheese for protein. Even if you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, trust me, because once it is blended, you can’t even tell it’s in this recipe. It just makes these overnight oats incredibly creamy and boosts the protein content, it’s honestly magic! Plus, cottage cheese isn’t as tangy as Greek yogurt.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for chocolate protein overnight oats
  • Rolled Oats: You will need old-fashioned rolled oats to make overnight oats. Don’t use instant or steel-cut oats.
  • Almond Milk: Use unsweetened vanilla almond milk or your milk of choice.
  • Cottage Cheese: The cottage cheese adds protein to these chocolate overnight oats! Blend the cottage cheese so it has a creamy consistency.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder: Use your favorite chocolate protein powder. I used Orgain chocolate protein powder.
  • Cocoa Powder: Add Dutch-processed cocoa powder to intensify the chocolate flavor in these overnight oats.
  • Maple Syrup: Sweeten these overnight oats with maple syrup, sugar-free maple syrup, or your favorite sweetener.
  • Salt: Add a pinch of salt to enhance all the flavors in these overnight oats.
  • Chia Seeds: I like to add chia seeds to my overnight oats. They are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.

How To Make Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Step 1: Add the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender. Then, thoroughly blend until smooth.

Step 2: Add the rolled oats to an airtight jar. Then, add the unsweetened vanilla almond milk, blended cottage cheese, chocolate protein powder, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, salt, and chia seeds.

Ingredients for overnight oats in a jar

Step 3: Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in the jar.

Mixed chocolate protein overnight oats

Step 4: Place the lid on the jar. Then, refrigerate it overnight.

Sealed lid on overnight oats jar

Step 5: The next morning when ready to serve these overnight oats, stir, add any optional toppings, and enjoy!

Overnight oats topped with berries

Topping Ideas For Overnight Oats

These chocolate protein overnight oats are incredibly delicious as is. However, feel free to add your favorite toppings before serving. Here are some topping ideas for these overnight oats:

  • Fruit: Add fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, or sliced bananas.
  • Nut Butter: Drizzle with peanut butter, almond butter, or your favorite nut butter.
  • Chopped Nuts: Top with chopped nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds.
  • Chocolate: Top with shaved chocolate or mix in some mini chocolate chips for even more chocolate flavor.
  • Coconut: Mix in some shredded coconut or coconut flakes for a chocolate and coconut flavor combination!
  • Granola: Top these overnight oats with your favorite granola for a crunchy texture. A delicious option is our peanut butter granola!

Expert Tips

  • Sweeten Overnight Oats To Taste: You can add more maple syrup or sweetener of your choice to your overnight oats if desired.
  • Blend The Cottage Cheese: Don’t forget to blend the cottage cheese before adding it to the jar. Blended cottage cheese adds a wonderful creamy texture to these oats. You can use a food processor or a small high-powered blender to blend the cottage cheese.
  • Splash Of Almond Milk: If your overnight oats are too thick, add a splash of almond milk or your milk of choice.
  • Mix Well: Thoroughly mix these overnight oats before refrigerating them, and before serving, to ensure all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  • What Protein Powder To Use: I love Orgain protein powder because it is made with clean ingredients, is gluten-free, and is plant-based. I used Orgain chocolate protein powder in this recipe. To get 30% off Orgain products use our code healthyfoodiegirl.

Storage Instructions

You can make these chocolate protein overnight oats ahead of time for meal prep! Double, triple, or quadruple this recipe and assemble each serving of overnight oats in an airtight jar. Then, store the assembled overnight oats in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Variations

  • Use A Sweetener Of Choice: Use your preferred sweetener for these overnight oats. Some options are honey, maple syrup, sugar-free maple syrup, sugar, or a sugar-free sweetener.
  • Milk To Use For Overnight Oats: You can use any milk for overnight oats or a non-dairy option. I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Some other options include oat milk, cashew milk, soy milk, 1% milk, non-fat milk, or full-fat milk.
  • Whipped Cottage Cheese: If you don’t want to blend the cottage cheese yourself, you can buy whipped cottage cheese.
  • More Chocolate Flavor: You can mix in some chocolate chips for a double chocolate flavor.
  • Make Gluten-Free: These overnight oats are naturally gluten-free. Ensure your oats, protein powder, and cocoa powder are all gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Blend The Cottage Cheese?

Yes, make sure to blend the cottage cheese before making these overnight oats. Blended cottage cheese gives these overnight oats a creamy texture. It is important to whip the cottage cheese to get the perfect creamy consistency. However, if you don’t blend the cottage cheese, you need to add about two extra tablespoons of milk.

What Jar Should I Use For Overnight Oats?

You can make overnight oats in an airtight jar, Mason jar, or container that holds at least 7-8 ounces. These Le Parfait jars are great for overnight oats!

How Long Do Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats Last?

These chocolate protein overnight oats will last up to four days when stored in an airtight jar in the fridge.

How Many Grams Of Protein Are In These Overnight Oats?

A serving of these overnight oats contains about 20 grams of protein. The protein comes from the addition of chocolate protein powder and cottage cheese.

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CHOCOLATE PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

263

kcal

These chocolate protein overnight oats are our newest breakfast obsession! They are packed with decadent chocolate flavor and protein!

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 CUP rolled oats

  • 1/4 CUP unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1/4 CUP cottage cheese, blended (fat-free, low-fat, or full-fat)

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, sugar-free maple syrup, or sweetener of choice

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional

  • 1/4 CUP fresh berries, optional

Directions

  • Add the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender. Then, thoroughly blend until smooth. It is important to whip the cottage cheese to get the perfect creamy consistency. If you don’t whip the cottage cheese and add it as is, you need to add about two extra tablespoons of milk to these overnight oats.
  • Add the rolled oats to an airtight jar or container. Then, add the unsweetened vanilla almond milk, blended cottage cheese, chocolate protein powder, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, salt, and chia seeds.
  • Thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  • Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next morning when ready to serve these overnight oats, mix them, add any optional toppings such as fresh berries, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe is great for meal prep! You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to make more servings of these overnight oats. Assemble them in individual airtight jars or containers. Store these overnight oats in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • WW Points™: 3 points if you use a sugar-free sweetener
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories263
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7.4g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 1.3g 5%
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 494mg 21%
  • Potassium 286mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 30.2g 10%
    • Dietary Fiber 7.8g 29%
    • Sugars 1.3g
  • Protein 23.5g 46%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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