Many people tend to overindulge during the holiday season, but these delicious Gingerbread Chocolate Overnight Oats are an easy way to stack on track with your healthy habits!
Most of you know how much I love my overnights (ok, I am borderline obsessed with them) so I decided to create a festive one to eat during the holidays. Maybe these will help satisfy our cravings for actual gingerbread?
Or…we could have these overnight oats AND a small piece of gingerbread. That's a good compromise, right?
Why You Should Make These Overnight Oats
I love making overnight oats on Sundays (my prep day) and I usually make at least 4 or 5 at a time. This way when I need a healthy breakfast or lunch, I am all ready to go!
Especially around the holidays when I typically eat more carbohydrates and comfort foods than I usually do.
The good thing about these Make Ahead Overnight Oats is that they are so simple to prepare, you can make 4 or 5 of them EVEN DURING THE HOLIDAYS.
These overnight oats are a wonderful source of protein and a delicious way to start your day. I am always trying to add protein to all of my meals and snacks.
Remember, protein help keeps you full.
Eating breakfast in the mornings doesn't have to be hard. These are so convenient you can even eat them in your car!
- Oats- Quick oats work best in overnight oats because of the texture. You can use whatever oats you have in your house and see what you personally like best.
- Almond milk-I use unsweetened almond milk because I do not want any added sugars in my overnight oats. You can use unsweetened plain almond milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk here.
- Chia seeds- These babies are packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants. Chia seeds also give a wonderful crunchy texture.
- Ground ginger
- Vanilla extract- I use pure vanilla extract which doesn’t contain any artificial flavors or additives, it’s just pure vanilla made from alcohol. I use this one.
- Maple syrup- Look for your label to say 100% pure maple syrup and the ingredients should only say that.
- Protein powder- All protein powders are NOT created equally. There are so many in the grocery stores that contain unnecessary additives, preservatives and sugars. Please really all ingredient labels to ensure you aren't buying junk. I like this protein powder and also this one.
- Cacao nibs- Cacao nibs are made from crushed cocoa beans and are loaded with antioxidants.
Recipe FAQ's and Expert Tips
Yes, you can eat these overnight oats after at least 30 minutes. They might not be a s soft as they are after sitting overnight, but they are still very delicious.
Yes of course! My go-to is always unsweetened almond milk, but you can also use coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, whatever you like.
You can also use an equal amounts of honey in these overnight oats. You can also use liquid Monk fruit (my personal favorite)!
Gingerbread Chocolate Overnight Oats
- 2 cups oats
- 2 cups almond milk
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup
- 2 packets or scoops of ALOHA Chocolate protein powder
- Cacao nibs for topping
- Place all of the ingredients except for cacao nibs in a small bowl or jar.
- Stir well and cover.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Top with cacao nibs.
- Eat and enjoy!