Make your mornings a little less stressful with these Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats. Wake up to a jar of chocolatey, oaty goodness with a touch of aromatic ginger warmth, and best of all, there is no cooking involved!
Crazy mornings….We all have them and trying to prepare and eat a healthy breakfast is often a difficult task. Oatmeal is all well and good but you need 10 minutes to make it (then 5 minutes for it to cool down enough to eat), which is often a luxury that we just don’t have.
Overnight oats are the answer. All you need are a few minutes to throw everything in a jar the night before and you are done. I highly recommend making up a whole batch of them at once to save even more time. They live quite happily in the fridge for up to 5 days.
You might remember my awesome Black Forest Overnight Oats from the summer. They are Black Forest Gateau in overnight oat disguise and they are quite literally the bomb, if a little extravagant with the optional lashings of coconut whipped cream on the top! My Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats are much less extravagant but also incredibly delicious.
HOW TO MAKE GINGER CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT OATS
- Put all ingredients in a jar
- Stir, or if you are lazy like me put the lid on and shake
- Put in the fridge
- Go to bed
- Grab from the fridge and eat
They really are that simple. When you remove the lid you will need to give them a little stir, then you will be rewarded with a pile of thick, chocolatey, oaty goodness with an invigorating hint of aromatic ginger warmth. They keep you feeling full for ages which is another overnight oaty bonus!Take the stress out of breakfast with these delicious Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats - No cooking required! Click To Tweet
CHOCOLATE IS LIFE♡
Cocoa powder makes these overnight oats extra chocolatey without using lots of sweetener, in fact there is only 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in the whole thing. I add some chocolate chips as I like that double chocolate sensation (you all know I am a chocoholic), but they are optional and it’s definitely a lot healthier if you omit them, or you could sub them with cacao nibs as a healthier choice. A dash of ginger adds a lovely aromatic warmth and compliments the chocolate perfectly.
You might say that I have a bit of a love affair going on with oatmeal ♡. I eat it in some shape or form most mornings. If I don’t, then it’s a smoothie instead and at the weekend perhaps pancakes. But generally just oatmeal. Hot oatmeal, cold oatmeal or baked oatmeal. Did you try my Strawberry Baked Oatmeal? As soon as strawberries are in season give it a try. It’s another great make ahead, stress free option that is also great for snacks and lunch boxes.
So, from the person who has chocolate (and oatmeal) on the brain, you really must make these. Your mornings will be a whole lot easier and tastier! When you do, be a ☆ and let me know what you think in the comments below. I really love to hear what you have to say. You can also share your pics on Instagram. I am @avirtualvegan.com. Use the hash tag #avirtualvegan to be sure I don’t miss them.
Yields 1 serving
Make your mornings a little less stressful with these Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats. Wake up to a jar of chocolatey, oaty goodness with a touch of aromatic ginger warmth. And best of all, there is no cooking involved!
3 minPrep Time
3 minTotal Time
- ½ cup (45-50g) rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup (250mls) plant-based milk
- 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips (I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Add all of the ingredients to a jar or other lidded container. Start with the dry ingredients and end with the milk.
- Stir well, or put the lid on and give it a good shake.
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
If you are in a hurry you can reduce the amount of milk by ¼ cup and they will be ok to eat after about 3 hours.
For a bit of luxury, grate some chocolate on the oats before serving.