Chocolate Berry Overnight Oats

These chocolate berry overnight oats are delicious, filling and satisfying. There is very little work to them as you let them sit in the refrigerator overnight.

Vertical view of the jar of layered chocolate oat, fruit and nuts

One of the things I love about this recipe is it takes around 5 minutes to put together before you let it rest overnight in the refrigerator.

The next morning you take it out and layer it with the berries. It’s so delicious, pretty and satisfying.

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I love eating oatmeal in the morning and I usually alternate between this recipe and cooked oatmeal. What about you?

How to make chocolate berry overnight oats


Get a 2 cup ball jar.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – old fashioned rolled oats (don’t use instant), cocoa powder, protein powder (I use unflavored), yogurt and milk.

Oats, cocoa powder, protein powder, yogurt and milk on a table

Here’s a fun fact, instead of yogurt, you can replace it with kefir. My friend Helen has a great post on how to make milk kefir.

Step two

Place the oats, protein powder and cocoa powder in the ball jar.

Oats, protein powder, cocoa, in the jar with yogurt and milk in the background

Step three

Add yogurt and milk.

Yogurt and milk added to the jar of oats and powder

Step four

Take a spoon and stir the ingredients together.

It’s okay that the ball jar will get messy. Don’t worry, you will transfer the overnight oats to another jar in the morning when you’re ready to layer the fruit in it.

the oat mixture mixed with a spoon in the jar

Step five

Cap the jar and put it in the refrigerator overnight.

Fast forward around 12 hours.

Step six

Time to prepare the fruit.

Get out whatever fruit you’d like to use. I’m using raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.

Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries in their plastic containers

Step seven

Wash and rinse the fruit well and get a clean Ball jar.

The jar of oats after it sat in the fridge overnight there is a spoon in it and a jar behind it

Step eight

Give the oats a stir.

Spoon half of the overnight oats into the clean jar and place half of the berries on top.

A layer of overnight oats with fruit on top. There is another jar of the oats and more fruit in the background

Step nine

Spoon the rest of the chocolate overnight oats on top of the berries.

More oat mixture added to the fruit in the jar

Peek a boo, berries!

Step ten

Add the rest of the berries on top and sprinkle some nuts on top of that. (The nuts are optional.)

More berries and walnuts on top heaped in the overnight oats

We are ready to eat, everyone.

Vertical view of the jar of layered chocolate oat, fruit and nuts

I hope you enjoyed this chocolate berry overnight oats recipe.

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Chocolate Berry Overnight Oats

A delicious chocolatey berry breakfast that takes very little time to put together but is so satisfying when you eat it
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: chocolate overnight oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 450kcal


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt plain
  • 2 tablespoons Raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons Pecans


  • Place rolled oats, protein powder, cocoa powder and salt in a jar
  • Add milk and yogurt and stir together and cap the jar
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight
  • Wash berries and cut up strawberries
  • Spoon 1/2 of the overnight oats into clean ball jar
  • Add 1/2 the berries
  • Spoon the rest of the oats over berries
  • Add the rest of the berries over the oats
  • Sprinkle some pecans over the berries
  • Eat out of jar
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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I didn’t add the hours it is in the fridge


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 30.4mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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  1. Can you believe I have never made overnight oats. Well I am Scottish and we make porridge with our oats in the morning. Wish I hadn’t read your story, now I will be peering at my oats.

  2. I can’t believe I’ve never made overnight oats! I must! And having seen this, I’m feeling inspired now. I love all of the fresh fruit in the jar. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Overnight oats are the best and love this combo with chocolate and fresh berries. You’ve inspired tomorrow morning’s breakfast! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. ‘Wellfare food’ — ah yes, I remember eating random things from food deliveries like that! I think the oddest combination was when I used to eat BBQ sauce on saltine crackers all the time- just because there were a lot of them in the house! Your dead bug story reminds me of the scene in Anne of Green Gables where a mouse got into the food and she didn’t tell anyone lol. This looks delicious btw- I love oats!

  5. I have never made overnight oats before but I think I’m going to have to make this recipe- it almost looks like a dessert! And your photographs are beautiful!

  6. Very funny story, Elaine! I once sent my son to Kindergarten with raisins for snack time. Didn’t see the moth larvae in them… Ooops! Beautiful images as always! Great idea for oats! Love those berries!

  7. This seems like a great breakfast idea, Elaine! I have never prepared overnight oats, but they seem delicious!

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