High Protein Brownie Batter Overnight Oats are the ultimate make-ahead breakfast. Rich in fiber, calcium, and protein, this recipe will help keep your mornings low-maintenance without skimping on flavor.This recipe post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market and Horizon Organic. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own. Look for Horizon Organic products at Sprouts Farmers Market, and tap into the Sprouts mobile app for $2/1 mobile coupons for Horizon Organic 8 oz. 6-pack milk cartons from 9/1/19 to 10/9/19.
The Best Overnight Oats Recipe:
The only thing better than waking up to a nutritious breakfast is waking up to a nutritious breakfast that tastes like dessert. And if you're not yet familiar with overnight oats—uncooked oats left to soften in milk overnight—these will you over with one bite. These Brownie Batter Overnight Oats are made with simple ingredients, yet taste ultra decadent. They're supremely creamy, customizable, and will help keep you full and energized. And, best of all, you can grab a jar as you're sprinting out the door and enjoy them on the go.
Add a dollop of yogurt, fresh fruit, or dark chocolate chips for a breakfast totally worth waking up for.
How to Make Overnight Oats:
In short, the method couldn't be more simple or foolproof. Start by combining 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats with 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. milk and ¼ cup of Greek yogurt. Avoid using instant oats, which turn to mush after an overnight soak, or steel-cut oats, which still require cooking.
Next, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoon of seeds (hemp, chia, or flax) for an extra jolt of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats. At this point, you can add in any flavor boosters you like: cocoa powder, nut butter, and/or fruit. Lastly, cover and let the oats soak overnight in the fridge. In the morning, you're greeted to a cool and creamy concoction with a virtuous nutrition profile.
Which Milk Do I Use in Overnight Oats?
For these oats, in particular, my preferred milk is Horizon Organic® Chocolate Milk. In terms of taste, quality, and nutrition, Horizon Organic® dairy checks all of my boxes. Plus, it's made from cows that spend at least 120 days grazing on organic pastures and which are not given growth hormones, antibiotics, or toxic pesticides. I also love that Horizon Organic dairy is now available in shelf-stable milk boxes, which are perfect for lunchboxes. They are basically a calcium-rich alternative to a juice box that's free of artificial flavors and colors.These oats are simple to prepare (no cooking required!) and perfect for when you need a speedy breakfast or snack. Give them a try this week and don't forget to tag #dishingouthealth so I can see your creations!
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High Protein Brownie Batter Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 8-oz. Horizon Organic Chocolate Organic Lowfat Milk Box*
- ¼ cup whole-milk vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- Dash of salt
- Optional toppings: dark chocolate chips raspberries, strawberries, chopped walnuts
- Combine oats, milk, yogurt, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, salt, and 3 Tbsp. water in a bowl or mason jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight; stir. Divide oat mixture between 2 bowls. Add toppings of choice.