Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats
 
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These Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats are a decadent yet healthy way to start off your mornings! The chocolate and cherries form a mouthwatering combo that will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. Perfect make-ahead breakfast option for the whole family! {gluten-free, vegan, & no refined sugar}
Serves: Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups quick or rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cherries
  • 8 tbsp vanilla protein powder (or sub in 2-4 tbsp. maple syrup)
Toppings:
  • Additional chopped cherries
  • Shaved or chopped dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Measure out half a cup of oats into four separate mason jars or bowls.
  2. Add one tablespoon of chia seeds and unsweetened cocoa powder, one cup unsweetened almond milk, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of protein powder (or half to one tablespoon of maple syrup*) to each of the jars.
  3. Give it a good stir or place the lid of the mason jar on and give it a shake to combine all of the ingredients together.
  4. Next add a quarter cup fresh or frozen diced cherries to each serving and give it a stir.
  5. Allow to sit in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight.
  6. Top off each serving with some additional diced cherries and shaved or chopped dark chocolate.
Notes
*If you're not a fan of protein powders or don't want to buy a whole tub of it for the sake of this recipe, you can also sweeten the overnight oats with half to one tablespoon of maple syrup per serving depending on your personal preferences.
Recipe by Haute & Healthy Living at https://www.hauteandhealthyliving.com/recipe-box/breakfast/chocolate-cherry-overnight-oats/