Are you a fan of Nutella? What if I told you that you could get all that Nutella flavour, but in a healthier way. It’s true and this is exactly what this recipe is all about. These creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats are packed full of those Nutella flavours, but with natural whole ingredients and also refined sugar free.
The best things about overnight oats!
This creamy breakfast is the perfect transition breakfast from winter to spring. You get all of the cosy, comforting feelings you typically associate with oats, yet this can be eaten cold.
Made the night before, you get to wake up to a delicious breakfast with minimal effort, there really isn’t anything not to love about this breakfast. All you need to do is add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
What you are going to need to make these chocolate hazelnut overnight oats
Porridge Oats: try to pick a jumbo variety to achieve that creamy texture that has a bit of a bite to it. If you are gluten-free choose a variety that is certified suitable for coeliac’s and this will allow you a gluten free creamy porridge breakfast
Unsweetened Dairy Free Milk: any dairy free milk will work but I always try to pick an unsweetened version so to not add extra sweetness to the dish. I’ve used hazelnut milk here to really add to those Nutella esque flavours, but anything will work
Raw Cacao: is a lesser processed, unsweetened version of cocoa powder with a number of nutritional benefits. A little more expensive than cocoa powder and bitter in flavour, but can be swapped out for cocoa powder if that is what you have handy
Chia Seeds: help add a complete source of protein to the breakfast without the need to add protein powder. They also helps to thicken the overnight oats a little to achieve that creamy consistency
Maple Syrup: to make this refined sugar free I have opted to use maple syrup, but this can be swapped out for any other liquid sweetener. Date syrup or agave are good vegan alternatives that will work well
Plain Dairy Free Yoghurt: you want to choose an unsweetened version here and one that is unflavoured. My go to’s are Nush and Coyo, and on occasion Alpro, although I tend to find their plain yoghurts are still quite sweet
Vanilla Extract: adds a lovely subtle flavour to the oats, but isn’t necessary if you don’t want to add it
Salt: adding a pinch of salt, really helps to bring out the flavour in the oats
One of the great things about overnight oats, or really just oats in general is the opportunity for toppings. To maximise the chocolate hazelnut flavours I have chosen the following:
Fresh Blueberries: as they give a lovely variety in texture to the creamy oats, but if not in season you can opt for the frozen variety
Hazelnuts: I’ve just a mixture of chopped and whole, again to get a variety in texture. But use whatever you have handy
Chocolate Buttons: are a lovely treat and really help intensify that chocolate flavour. Opt for a high cocoa % to intensify that chocolate flavour
Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight OatsCourse: BreakfastCuisine: OatsDifficulty: Easy
This handy yet healthy breakfast recipe tastes like Nutella, yet is packed full of nutrient dense ingredients. If you are a fan of the chocolate hazelnut combination, this breakfast is definitely worth a go!
- Overnight Oats
1 tbsp Chia seeds
0.5 tbsp Raw Cacao
0.5 tbsp Maple syrup
120ml Hazelnut dairy free milk
2.5 tbsp Plain dairy free yoghurt
Pinch of salt
Dash of vanilla extract
Whole and chopped hazelnuts
- In the evening, mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate overnight
- In the morning, top with fresh blueberries, chocolate pieces and hazelnuts and enjoy for breakfast
- Double the recipe quantity for 2 portions
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