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Chocolate Blended Overnight Oats Recipe with Protein

by Heather

An easy way to get protein at breakfast is with my blended overnight oats recipe! Made with 5 simple ingredients, this twist on regular overnight oats has a creamy texture since the mixture is blended. If you’re not a fan of the texture of soaked chia seeds, this is a great option to try!

blended overnight oatmeal in a mug with raspberries on top

Chocolate Blended Overnight Oats Recipe with Protein

Blended oats have been a really fun way to mix up my morning oatmeal bowl. The flavor options are endless, but today I’m sharing a combo I just can’t get enough of – chocolate and raspberries.

It makes the perfect make-ahead breakfast! We’re a family of 6 so I’m always double or tripling this recipe to make a big batch.

I’ll store the breakfast mix in a large mason jar, but most often I’ll keep them in individual grab-and-go jars.

It makes it easy for my kids to grab breakfast, and it simplifies my morning so much!

Plus, knowing that these oats are loaded with protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber, and fruit, I feel good giving it to them any morning we have it. They love it too!

mug of blended chocolate oats with raspberries on top

Why you’ll love chocolate blended overnight oats

Dessert for breakfast – This breakfast tastes like dessert! It has the best chocolate flavor and gives me oatmeal pudding vibes. Plus when you add the raspberries in you have a fun pop of fruity flavor that goes so well with chocolate. Add a few mini chocolate chips to give it the ultimate healthy breakfast dessert feel!

Filling and fueling – I always make an effort to include a good amount of protein at breakfast. This not only helps me to feel my best, but it also keeps my kids’ hunger at bay for longer. I want to fuel them well before they go out for a long day at school, and I know the protein, fiber, and healthy fats will give them sustained energy too!

Quick to make – Prep is quick and done in under 5 minutes. You can make this recipe the night before (or even a few days in advance) so that mealtime is low effort. I know I always appreciate this breakfast when I wake up and have it waiting for me!

what you need for this chocolate blended overnight oatmeal recipe

What you need for this delicious breakfast

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make meal prep blended overnight oats

Step 1: To a small blender, add the milk and then the rest of the ingredients (except the berries). Blend for 15-20 seconds, until the blended oat mixture has the consistency of pancake batter.

How to make meal prep blended overnight oats

Step 2: Pour into 2 bowls, a mason jar, or a sealable container, and chill in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3 hours to get to a thicker consistency.

How to make meal prep blended overnight oats

Step 3: The next morning, add mashed and whole raspberries, or whatever favorite fresh fruit or favorite toppings like mini chocolate chips, hemp seeds, or sunflower seeds you’d like!

NOTE – You can also make this in a food processor. It’s a great recipe to double or triple to enjoy for an entire week!

Watch me make this healthy breakfast

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel

How to store

Once your blended oats are mixed up, store them in the fridge in an airtight container.

These oats will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge, which means you can prep early in the week and enjoy many mornings!

I like using a large mason jar, or small individual containers.

You can also freeze overnight oats! Add to a freezer container and store frozen for up to 6 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight to enjoy an easy, no-effort meal in the morning!

blended overnight oats with chocolate and raspberries

Try these other flavor combos

Once you try this chocolate raspberry flavor, try these other flavor combinations!

  • Banana and peanut butter using chocolate protein powder
  • Strawberry cheesecake (blend in a little cream cheese) using vanilla protein powder
  • Peaches and cream (add yogurt for ½ the milk) using vanilla protein powder
  • Carrot cake (add shredded carrot) using vanilla protein powder
  • Chocolate zucchini (add shredded zucchini) using chocolate protein powder
overhead of chocolate oatmeal pudding in a mug

Substitutions, optional variations & dietary adjustments

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this oatmeal pudding recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Non-dairy milk – You can use your milk of choice in this recipe. Some favorites we love are unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, carton coconut milk, oat milk, or whole milk for those who are okay with dairy.

Old fashioned oats – You can replace rolled oats with any kind of oats – quick oats, instant oats, or oat flour too. If you have a highly powdered blender, steel cut oats can be used here as well so long as they get blended well.

Chocolate protein powder – Vanilla protein powder is a good option to use here. If you still want to have a super chocolaty overnight oatmeal mix, add more cocoa powder in to replace the cocoa you’d be getting from the chocolate protein powder. You can also use an unflavored and unsweetened plain protein powder, or a vegan protein powder. If your protein powder doesn’t add sweetness, I suggest adding 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup or honey.

Chia seeds – You can replace chia seeds with flaxseed or hemp hearts. Reduce the milk by 10% if you are not using chia seeds, as they absorb way more liquid than flax or hemp.

Cocoa powder – Cacao powder is a 1:1 replacement for unsweetened cocoa powder. Both give you a great chocolate flavor. An alternative to cocoa powder is carob powder, which has a similar flavor to chocolate.

Raspberries – Any fresh berries work in place of raspberries. Frozen berries work well too! Just defrost fully and remove any excess liquid before adding it to your breakfast. Homemade chia jam is a good option here too.

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Chocolate Blended Overnight Oats Recipe with Protein

An easy way to get protein at breakfast is with my blended overnight oats recipe! Made with 5 simple ingredients, this twist on regular overnight oats has a creamy texture since the mixture is blended. If you’re not a fan of the texture of soaked chia seeds, this is a great option to try!
Prep Time5 minutes
Chill Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia seeds, cocoa powder, overnight oats, protein powder
Servings: 2
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To a small blender, add the milk and then the rest of the ingredients (except the berries). Blend for 15-20 seconds, until the blended oat mixture has the consistency of pancake batter.
  • Pour into 2 bowls, a mason jar, or a sealable container, and chill in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3 hours to get to a thicker consistency.
  • The next morning, add mashed and whole raspberries, or whatever favorite fresh fruit or favorite toppings like mini chocolate chips, hemp seeds, or sunflower seeds you’d like!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 939IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 692mg | Iron: 5mg
Chocolate blended overnight oats

If you try this blended overnight oatmeal recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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