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. Hot oatmeal (like my Coconut Milk Oatmeal), is all well and good but you need 10 minutes to make it 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.
Or if you'd prefer an option you don't need to wait overnight for, give my Bircher Muesli (the original overnight oats!) a try. That's ready to eat in just 15 minutes!
(For detailed measurements and instructions, see the printable recipe card).
Here's what you need to make my Ginger Chocolate overnight oats:
Cocoa powder makes these overnight oats really chocolatey without using lots of sweetener, in fact there is only 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in this recipe.
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.
Love chocolate and nuts? You might enjoy my Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats too!
How to make Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Put all of the dry ingredients in a jar
- Add the chocolate chips and maple syrup.
- Pour over the milk.
- Stir well, or put the lid on and give it a good shake, then put in the fridge overnight.
When you remove the lid you will need to give the oatmeal a little stir, then you will be rewarded with a pile of thick, chocolatey, oaty goodness with an invigorating hint of aromatic ginger warmth.
How to serve
Ginger chocolate overnight oats can be eaten out of the jar just as they are. If you prefer you can warm them gently before eating but they are delicious cold.
Try topping them with a dollop of my vegan yogurt recipe and some sliced banana, nuts or seeds. Maybe some date caramel or peanut butter?
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Ginger Chocolate Overnight OatsAuthor:
- ½ cup (50 grams) rolled/old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¾ cup (180 mls) plant-based milk
- 1 to 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 for at least 6 hours or overnight. They will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Pleasant surprised at how good this was! I'm not usually a fan of ginger because it tends to overpower other flavors, so I used 1/4 teaspoon ginger, and it came out amazing! Perfect ratio of oats to liquid, and the chia seeds thickened it nicely. I may even be brave and try the full 1/2 teaspoon of ginger next time - it really does compliment the chocolate. This is going in my favorites folder!
A Virtual Vegan says
I'm so glad you tried it and loved it! I'm a sucker for anything ginger chocolate!
These are amazing! Love the combo of ginger and chocolate.
Just spent 30 minutes trying to find a different overnight oats recipe for tommorow a breakfast as I had this recipe today. And I’ve just gone and prepared the same for tommorow, it is just too good not to !
A Virtual Vegan says
Thank you Ruby. I'm glad you enjoyed it. My chunky monkey one is great too if you haven't tried it: https://avirtualvegan.com/chunky-monkey-overnight-oats/
Not really a "chocolate for breakfast" person but I made this last night and will definitely be .taking it again.
Chocolate and ginger is one of my favorite combos! These were delicious!
Oh my gosh, this is my Dream flavor combo!