Turn your favorite candy bar into a delicious and healthy breakfast with this Almond Joy Overnight Oats. Made with almond butter, coconut and chocolate just like the classic candy bar.
This Almond Joy Overnight Oat recipe is literally like having your favorite candy bar for breakfast minus all the extra sugar and artificial ingredients. I made it for my husband a couple of years ago and he couldn’t believe it was actually healthy. Plus it is also vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. I added a scoop of Sunwarrior Chocolate Plant Protein for an extra dose of protein but feel free to leave that behind.
Almond Joy Overnight Oats Ingredients
Gluten Free Oats- If you are not celiac or have a gluten intolerance regular oats would work just fine. Just use rolled oats and not the quick oats version.
Chia Seeds- Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.
Coconut Milk- I use the can version since I have noticed it has a lot more flavor.
Almond Butter- Avoid using the ones that have added sugars and oils.
Cacao- Make sure you use cacao and not cocoa. They are two very different things. Cocoa has been processed, therefore for it has been stripped from a lot of its nutrients. Plus most of the time some sort of sweetener has been added.
Date Syrup- Date syrup is a thick, caramel-colored sweetener made from dates. You can either buy it or make it at home. If you decide to make it at home cut the dates and place them in water in a medium saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool down. Transfer the mixture into a blender and blend until very smooth. You can add more water to reach desired consistency.
Optional Protein Powder- I use a Plant Base Protein Powder but any protein of your choice works.
Toppings: You can top with any fruit you like. I also added some shredded coconut and cacao nibs for extra flavor.
Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups coconut milk can version
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp date syrup
- Add oats and chia to your mason jar or container, then add coconut milk and mix until well combined.
- Add cacao powder, almond butter and date syrup and mix again.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Enjoy the next morning with any desire toppings.