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A baking dish full of the German chocolate cake overnight oats, sitting on top of a linen napkin. Plates, spoons, and a smaller bowl of oats can be seen in the background
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

German Chocolate Cake Overnight Oats

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
SERVES 8 Servings
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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!



  • 2 Bananas very ripe
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/4 Cups Milk or Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder or Collagen Peptides
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut


  • Start by peeling and mashing your bananas finely.
  • Add your bananas to the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish.
  • Next, add in the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk, and protein powder, and mix until fully combined.
  • Spread the mixture out evenly across the baking dish.
  • Add the shredded coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips to the top of the oat mixture.
  • Cover the baking dish and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours, or overnight. This is where the magic happens!
  • When you're ready to eat, simply remove from the fridge and enjoy!

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