First, let me ask you a question. So, tell me, did you like eating cookie dough as a kid? I totally did. Therefore, I decided to come up with my own cookie dough recipe, but for breakfast as overnight oats. This is my play on that delicious cookie dough treat, but made into a healthy overnight oats breakfast option. I have recreated the taste of cookie dough. But into a healthier version for you to experience. Cookie dough overnight oats with chocolate chips are the breakfast I have been eating a few times a week on repeat.
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Prepared Healthy & Vegan)
I love how quickly this is to prep the night before. For example, simply make a few Mason Jars of these overnight oats on Sunday to meal prep my breakfast for the week. How easy is that to meal prep a healthy and delicious breakfast that tastes like a dessert?
To start with, one ounce of chia seeds packs a punch fiber in the fiber department. One ounce is equivalent to about 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. Therefore, in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, you will provide your body with 11 grams of fiber. If you don’t know this, fiber helps keep you full.
For example, by increasing your fiber intake, you will feel fuller for longer between meals. So, no more growling stomachs in that morning meeting. Above all, this is why this cookie dough overnight oat recipe is perfect for a filling breakfast.
KEY NUTRIENTS OF CHIA SEEDS
Calcium | Manganese | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Zinc | Vitamin B3 | Vitamin B1 | Vitamin B2 | Fiber | Antioxidants | Protein | Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Chia Seeds Give You Energy & Strength!
Chia seeds contain decent amounts of protein. Since this is a seed, this would be a notable protein option for vegans or vegetarians. The ancient Mayan word for strength is “chia”. Moreover, chia seeds definitely live up to that quality. Plus, these tiny seeds pack a substantial nutritional punch. In addition, they are such a wonderful energy-boosting ingredient to add to any dish.
Studies have also found that consuming chia seeds can help lower cardiovascular risks by up to 17%. Similarly, there are also benefits to reduced cholesterol levels, weight loss, and increased satiety by adding chia seeds into the diet (1).
Let’s Make Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
Crave Worthy Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons organic vegan dark chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes for topping.
- 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond milk, oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dark chocolate chips. Stir well to combine. Transfer into small jars, cover, and place into your fridge for 25 minutes or overnight.
- 2. When ready to eat, take out of the fridge, top with coconut shavings, and enjoy!
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days. Note: Please see ‘Tips’ above for suitable substitutions, storage advice, and more!
Enjoy This Cookie Dough Overnight Oats Recipe for Breakfast!
So, if you make this overnight oats recipe, let me know in the comment section below. Also, if you truly are a lover of oats, you might want to learn an easy way to make your own oat milk right in a blender.
1. The Nutrition Source. 2021. Chia Seeds. [online] Available at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/chia-seeds/ [Accessed 31 January 2021].