Rich chocolate, strawberry, and coconut overnight oats

Try this if you’re craving a special breakfast treat.

Rich chocolate, strawberry, and coconut overnight oats

Chocolate for breakfast? Absolutely!

Having a special treat every once in a while, even for breakfast, is delightful.

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s rich and decadent without any added sugar; the banana provides all the necessary sweetness. For the right flavor, it’s essential to use high-quality dark chocolate cacao powder. Nut butter adds an extra creamy richness.

Adding chia or flax seeds to overnight oats can help the mixture gel and offer excellent health benefits with their omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which aid in managing high cholesterol, digestion, and even cancer prevention when consumed regularly.

For larger families, consider tripling the recipe. Serve it in individual bowls in the morning. It’s also a fantastic recipe for kids to help with — let their little hands practice mashing, measuring, and stirring.

Servings: 1


  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (I use almond coconut milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon high-quality dark cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon chia or ground flax seed
  • Strawberries (3 to 4), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon nuts (your choice of: cashews, almonds, peanuts, or others)


  1. Mash the banana with a fork or potato masher.
  2. Add oats, almond milk, vanilla, cacao powder, and peanut butter (or other nut butter) and stir well.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next morning top the oat mixture with strawberries, coconut, and nuts.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 460
  • Total fat: 18 g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 130 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 62 g
  • Dietary fiber: 11 g
  • Total sugars: 15 g
  • Protein: 14 g