I don’t know about you, but chocolate cake sounds like a wonderful breakfast to me! My German Chocolate Cake Overnight Oats are the perfect way to fuel your day while feeling like you’re eating cake for breakfast! This recipe is gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, and refined sugar-free, but don’t let that steer you away – these oats are packed with that rich, chocolatey flavor, and truly feel like you’re biting into a delicious slice of German Chocolate Cake!
What comes to mind when you think of a quick and easy breakfast? For some people, I imagine this looks like a quick egg scramble or even a protein-packed smoothie. But for me, the ultimate quick and easy breakfast is one that requires ZERO work in the mornings, and can all be prepped ahead of time. And unfortunately, eggs and smoothies do not fall into that category.
But, what does fall into this category is one of my favorite breakfasts ever: overnight oats. If you are brand new to overnight oats, think of them as a cold oatmeal that you prepare overtime, hence the name “overnight” oats! Basically, all you do is add the oats, liquid, and ingredients of your choice to a jar or baking dish, and store it in the fridge overnight. As the oats set, the liquid absorbs into them, and by the morning, you’ll have a creamy, delicious bowl of oats ready to go!
It only takes a few minutes of prep for a week’s worth of breakfasts. Which, if you ask me, is totally worth it. This recipe makes about 2-3 servings, but you could easily double it and get 4-5 servings, which is perfect for all of your weekday breakfasts!
This recipe uses only 10 simple and easy ingredients, making it perfect to throw together anytime!
To make these oats, start by peeling and mashing your bananas. Place the bananas in an 8×8 baking dish, and then add in your oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk, and protein powder. Mix it all with a spoon until it’s well-combined, then add the shredded coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips on top.
Cover your baking dish, and refrigerate your oats at least 2 hours, or overnight. Then, pull them out of the fridge when you’re ready to eat! That’s it!
If you love these German Chocolate Overnight Oats, then you need to try my Blueberry Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, for a sweet and salty oat dish that covers all of the bases! And if you love an oat recipe that tastes like dessert, then my High-Protein Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats are definitely the way to go.
And for a comforting twist, my Strawberry Donut Baked Oats are a warm and delicious baked oats recipe that truly melts in your mouth.
I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx
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Amazing!! We love this recipe. We pack in it our daughter’s lunch for school. So quick and easy to make!
Yay! What a delicious school lunch for your daughter! Thank you so much for making this recipe, Olivia, and for leaving such a sweet review!