I love overnight oats, especially chocolate berry overnight oats! What about you?
When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to have for dinner was breakfast foods. Still is for that matter. There is nothing like pancakes or French toast or better yet, warm oatmeal at dinnertime.
My mom used to make a huge batch, dole it out and pour some milk onto it along with spoonfuls of sugar.
I don’t sweeten my oatmeal with sugar anymore. Nowadays, I put maple syrup on it! But I still love eating it for supper.
Warning: Gross Memory ahead
Avert your eyes if you are squeamish.
Sometimes I think we pretty things up too much, instead of seeing the good along with the bad and the ugly. Well, this is not a pretty story.
There were five kids in my family and relatives used to give my mom some of their ‘welfare’ food. So we’d get tubs of peanut butter, big blocks of cheese, and cans of what was called “luncheon meat,” which I am CERTAIN was the biggest euphemism of all time. (Glurg! I’ll tell that story another day.)
I’m sure we got other welfare food items that I can’t remember anymore. What I do remember, though, were the rolled oats. I really liked them.
The night I’m going to talk about is the night my sister Robyn made the oats for dinner. During the process, she found tiny dead bugs in the uncooked oats. She pointed them out to my mom who hushed her up.
So, the rest of us ate the oatmeal and were none the wiser until Robyn told us at a later date.
If memory serves, Robyn said my mom threw out the rest of that batch of uncooked oats. At least I hope that’s my memory.
Why didn’t she just throw them out right then and serve us something else to eat? I don’t know.
Do you have any gross stories about having to eat certain foods? Do tell in the comment section.
On to the Chocolate berry overnight oats recipe
We have rolled oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, milk and yogurt.
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.
I grab my Ball jar and place the oats, protein powder and cocoa powder in it.
Next up are the yogurt and milk, which I add to the jar.
I take my trusty spoon and stir the ingredients together.
Time to cap the jar and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
Fast forward around 12 hours.
Oh So Berry Good
Time to prepare the fruit! I get my raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.
I wash the berries I want to include in my overnight oats and take out the oats, along with a clean Ball jar.
I spoon half of the overnight oats into the clean jar and place half of the berries into it.
I spoon the rest of the chocolate overnight oats on top of the berries.
Peek a boo, berries!
Next, I add the rest of the berries on top. Oh, and I sprinkle some nuts on top of that.
We are ready to eat, everyone. Well, at least I am. But first, let’s see another photo of the chocolate berry overnight oats.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
I love these overnight oats!
Please feel free to leave me a comment, tell me what type of breakfast food you like to eat at dinner time. Pin any photo to Pinterest and Yum the recipe to Yummly.
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 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
- Add milk and yogurt
- Stir all the ingredients together and cap 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
- Spoon some chocolate berry overnight oats into your mouth
I didn't add the hours it is in the fridge