Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats Oatmeal in a Jar


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats. Oatmeal in a Jar Recipe

You probably have noticed that once I discovered a recipe or certain style of cooking I tend to go overboard and create as many variations as possible. For example, just look at my mason jar salads. One day, a year or so ago, I finally got around to trying these salad sensations and bam next thing you know I have 10+ recipes and counting. Can’t get enough of them. Same with green smoothies. I go my whole life without ever sticking kale or spinach in a smoothie then one day I decided to give it a go and same thing I can’t stop creating new green smoothie recipes. I become obsessed.

The same thing is happening with overnight oats or oatmeal in a jar. This new (to me) tasty way to eat oatmeal is my latest recipe obsession. Hmmm maybe I am just obsessed with mason jar because now that I look back on my recipes and pitures they all seem to centered around mason jars. Interesting.


Anyway, I am really loving overnight oats. So far I made a cherry flax recipe and a blueberry coconut almond variation. Both are delish. My latest one includes chocolate and strawberries. Yeppers. You read that right. Today I give you Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats. Your welcome.

This recipe is scrumptious and sinfully delicious. Honestly, it is almost dessert like and for a second you might feel guilty eating this for breakfast. But don’t because it is made with hearty rolled oats, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, fresh strawberries, chia seeds, a little pure maple syrup for sweetness, and only a teaspoon of mini chocolate chips. It has lots of fiber and protein so it keeps you nice and full all morning. If you are craving something chocolaty and sweet but don’t want to waste calories on a donut or some high sugar cereal then prepare this instead. You will love this!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats. Oatmeal in a Jar Recipe


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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats Oatmeal in a Jar
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Serves: 1
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 large strawberries, chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • small pinch of salt
  • 1 strawberry, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
  • extra unsweetened almond milk for consistency
  1. In a pint size mason jar combine rolled oats, almond milk, 3 chopped strawberries, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup, chia seeds, and salt. Mix together until all combine. Put lid on and store overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In the morning add a little extra almond milk,if the oats are to thick and you would like to thin it out some. Sprinkle chocolate chips and strawberries on top and enjoy.
Make Ahead Instructions

These can be made 1-3 days ahead of time.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 jar Calories: 284 Carbohydrates: 50 WW Points +: 7 Fiber: 9 Protein: 8


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  1. Jessica says:

    Can you use Steel Cut Oats? What exactly are rolled oats? Not steel cut, not instant.. just regular old oatmeal that isn’t instant? THANKS- signed Oatmeal confused..

  2. Traci Moore says:

    Reall hate to ask this….. When do you cook the oatmeal in the process and for how long? Thank you

    • The oatmeal “cooks” overnight in the oats. This recipe is not cooked on the stove.

      • melissa says:

        do you heat it up in the morning?

        • Lindsey says:

          Hi Melissa,

          Generally overnight oat recipes are eaten cold. The point of soaking them in liquid overnight (and this is also in response to Traci’s question) is so the oats can absorb the liquid and become soft. The result is the same texture you’re used to from stovetop oats, and chemically the same thing is happening, it’s just that boiling liquid makes it happen faster than cold liquid. Hence, the “overnight” part of the recipe. Cold, sweet oatmeal seems more dessert like to me, so it’s worth giving a shot!

  3. Rebecca A says:

    This is my new favorite breakfast. I have had it twice since you posted it and am about to go whip up some more. Thanks!

  4. Just found your site and this is so me! We can so I always have mason jars. Going to try this for tomorrow and my husband wants to do the cobb salad this week as well.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Probably a silly question . . . but can you use honey or some other “sweetener” instead of Maple Syrup? I just don’t have any and don’t know if I really want to buy a bottle just for these recipes right now?.

  6. Heather says:

    I see it says “can be made up to 3 days befroehand”. Is it not a good idea to make more then 3 days ahead at a time??

  7. kim mccort says:

    Loooove overnight oats!! We’ve tried blueberry almond, and tonight were making these! All my kids like them… And they are good for you. I’m soo glad they’re not asking for sugary flavored oatmeal packets anymore..thanks for the recipes 🙂

  8. Sooooo good! Didn’t follow exact measurements. I kinda eyed it 🙂

  9. Denise Gehlauf says:

    I’m enjoying reading all about overnight oats, and my tummy is growling just thinking about making some for tomorrow.

    Question….In each of the recipes, you say to use a pint size mason jar, but in the pics you’ve posted, the oats look to be in half-pint jars. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?

    Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning….. 😊

  10. I really like muesli and oatmeal but wasn’t sure how this recipe would turn out. It was FABULOUS! Really easy prep and like that it can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

  11. Can I use regular milk instead of almond?

  12. I absolutely love this oatmeal! I’ve never been a fan of warm oatmeal but this recipe made me fall in love with cold oatmeal. The strawberries are the perfect compliment to the creamy chocolate.

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