Chocolate Cream Pie Protein Overnight Oats Recipe
These Chocolate Cream Pie Protein Overnight Oats are an easy way to get a great source of protein first thing in the morning. With around 35 grams of protein, these are a great base recipe to prep for the perfect make ahead breakfast.
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast that will keep you full all morning, look no further than chocolate protein overnight oats! This easy recipe is packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants, making it the perfect way to start your day.
The best part about this recipe is how it uses such simple ingredients, but looks like something you’ve slaved over. It’s as easy as mixing the dry ingredients with almond milk, then topping it off with the greek yogurt ganache with very little added sugar.
If you love oatmeal and healthy recipes you may also like to try my 15 Easy Protein Overnight Oats Recipe (Different Flavors) or my 11 Easy Protein Baked Oats Recipes (Gluten Free).
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ARE PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS GOOD FOR YOU?
Protein overnight oats can be a nutritious breakfast option. Overnight oats are made by soaking rolled oats in liquid (such as milk or yogurt) overnight, which softens the oats and creates a creamy texture.
Adding protein powder to your overnight oats can boost the protein content of the meal, which is important for building and repairing muscles, maintaining a healthy weight, and keeping you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.
However, it’s important to choose a high-quality protein powder. Additionally, it’s important to watch the portion size of your overnight oats, as they can be calorie-dense if you add too many toppings or eat too large of a serving.
Overall, protein overnight oats can be a nutritious breakfast option as part of a balanced diet.
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS OVERNIGHT OATMEAL RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this delicious breakfast (the exact measurements are in the recipe card below):
- Gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats – It’s not required to use gluten free for the recipe to work, but you can if you want to lower gluten content. I do not recommend using steel-cut oats in this recipe.
- Almond milk– any type of milk will work here such as soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc.
- Chia Seeds – They help thicken the overnight oats by absorbing some of the liquid that might be seeping from the almond milk. Chia overnight oats are the best kind of overnight oats!
- Protein powder – one of the benefits of overnight oats is you can turn them into a protein-packed meal by simply adding in some protein power. My favourite protein powder is PEScience and you can use code BAILEY at checkout for a special deal on all their products!
- Cocoa powder
- Non-fat greek yogurt – adding this will increase the amount of protein in the oats and also makes them the most creamy overnight oats recipe.
- Pure maple syrup – can use honey or other liquid sweetener of choice.
- White chocolate chips
- Toppings – shaved dark chocolate and crushed graham wafers.
HOW TO MAKE THIS OATMEAL PROTEIN POWDER RECIPE
Add all oat ingredients to a mixing bowl or glass jar. Stir well and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour while you get the greek yogurt topping ready.
In a small bowl mix together the greek yogurt, maple syrup and cocoa powder. Evenly add to the top of the oats and put back in the refrigerator.
In a separate small bowl, microwave the white chocolate in 30 second intervals. Mix in with Greek yogurt, you can use a wire whisk to get rid of lumps.
Remove from refrigerator again, and add the white chocolate ganache to the centre of the oats. Put back in refrigerator overnight to set.
The next morning, top with shaved chocolate, crushed graham crackers and grab and go!
BENEFITS OF OVERNIGHT OATS VS COOKED
The benefits of overnight oats are different when they are cooked vs when they are soaked. When you soak oats overnight, the process is much slower and longer than actually cooking them.
Soaking them helps the starches break down and will end up reducing the natural phytic acid. This may help your body utilize the oats nutrients more efficiently than if they were cooked.
CAN YOU WARM UP OVERNIGHT OATS?
Overnight oats are typically served chilled, however if you prefer your protein oatmeal warm, then you can warm them up. Either remove the greek yogurt and heat the oats up in the microwave, or you can warm them over the stove.
WHAT IS THE BEST CONTAINER FOR OVERNIGHT OATS
There are lots of different options for protein overnight oats.
- Wide mouth mason jar – this option is very handy when prepping the overnight protein oats.
- Tupperware or meal prep containers – this option is great when you are prepping a bunch of protein powder overnight oats ahead of time. During the busy mornings you can just grab and go!
- A bowl – this is more so for the stay at home mom who may want to reheat your high protein overnight oats recipe in the morning!
CALORIES IN OVERNIGHT OATS
The calories in overnight oats recipes depends on many factors. If it’s a basic overnight oats flavour, something like a Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats it may be less calories than a recipe with a cream cheese greek yogurt ganache.
Something like an almond milk overnight oats will be less calories than an oat milk high protein oatmeal recipe.
An overnight oats recipe with protein powder will be more calories than a recipe without, however it will contain a lot more protein to keep you satiated throughout the day.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS FOR THESE PROTEIN OATS
- You can use type of protein powder for overnight oats such as vanilla protein powder, chocolate protein powder, vegan protein powder, whey protein powder, etc.
- Add toppings of choice such as fresh fruit, dash of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, cottage cheese for extra protein, almond butter, brown sugar, coconut flakes, etc.
- Use different types of oats such as instant oats, old-fashioned oats, or even mix in some riced cauliflower. I would only recommend staying away from steel cut oats.
HOW TO STORE THIS BREAKFAST RECIPE
Protein overnight oats are a healthy and convenient breakfast option that can be prepared the night before. Here are some tips on how to store protein overnight oats:
- Use airtight containers: Store your overnight oats in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out or absorbing any unwanted odors in the refrigerator.
- Keep them refrigerated: Store your protein overnight oats in the refrigerator overnight to keep them fresh and prevent any spoilage.
- Use the right ingredients: Use ingredients that will keep well in the refrigerator, such as nut butters, protein powders, and fruits that are less prone to browning.
- Mix-ins and toppings: Keep any mix-ins or toppings separate from the oats until you’re ready to eat. This will prevent them from getting soggy or affecting the texture of the oats.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your protein overnight oats stay fresh, tasty, and ready to eat in the morning.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THIS MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST
- You can customize this recipe to your liking by using different types of milk or non-dairy milk, protein powder flavors, and toppings.
- If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the mixture before refrigerating.
- You can also double or triple the recipe to make multiple servings for the week.
Chocolate protein overnight oats are not only delicious, but they’re also a great way to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to start the day. Give this recipe a try and see how easy it is to make a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert!
Other Healthy Overnight Oats Recipes You May Like To Try:
- Raspberry White Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats
- Tiramisu Protein Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Overnight Oats
- Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Coconut Protein Overnight Oats
Chocolate Cream Pie Protein Overnight Oats Recipe
These Chocolate Cream Pie Protein Overnight Oats are an easy way to get a great source of protein first thing in the morning. With around 20 grams of protein, these are a great base recipe to prep for the perfect make ahead breakfast.
- 1/2 cup certified gluten free oats
- 1/2 scoop PEScience Chocolate Truffle protein powder (use code BAILEY at checkout to save $$ on all their products)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp plain unsweetened greek yogurt
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp white chocolate chips
- 1.5 tbsp plain unsweetened greek yogurt
- Add oats, protein powder, chia seeds, cocoa powder, and almond milk to a mixing bowl or glass jar. Stir well and refrigerate while you get the greek yogurt topping ready.
- In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the chocolate layer - the greek yogurt, maple syrup and cocoa powder. Evenly add to the top of the oats and put back in the refrigerator.
- In a separate small bowl, microwave the white chocolate in 30 second intervals. Mix in with Greek yogurt, you can use a wire whisk to get rid of lumps.
- Remove from refrigerator again, and add the white chocolate ganache to the centre of the oats. Put back in refrigerator overnight to set.
- The next morning, top with shaved chocolate, crushed graham crackers and grab and go!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 39g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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