Do any of you have a special Friday ritual—a “treat yo self” (Parks & Rec anyone?) that you partake in on a weekly basis? Well, mine is chocolate overnight oats in the morning—and not just any chocolate overnight oats—these are extra special. I look forward to Fridays for many a reason, but one of them is simply that I get to start off my morning with these super creamy, chocolaty, and naturally sweetened overnight oats. It is the last day of my 5 days of overnight oats and I am so excited to be finishing this recipe series on a high note!
Avocado in oatmeal—you may ask—is not as weird as it sounds. It has become socially acceptable to add avo to smoothies and pair it with chocolate desserts, so why not mix it into chocolate oatmeal? The avocado in this recipe makes it extra creamy, adds some healthy fat, and gets some great nutrients in first thing in the morning. Do it. Add the avocado. You will not regret it.
If you don’t have a weekly Friday ritual, consider making these chocolate avocado overnight oats yours—your Friday mornings will be that much better because of them. I have had so much fun sharing overnight oats recipes with you all this week. If you try any of overnight oats recipes, be sure to take a picture and tag me in it on Instagram @thelocalsprout. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Happy overnight oats making everyone!
If you don’t have a weekly Friday ritual, consider making these chocolate avocado overnight oats yours—your Friday mornings will be that much better because of them. They are creamy, easy to make, naturally sweetened, and contain less than a dozen ingredients.
Author: The Local Sprout
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free
½ cup rolled oats (ensure certified gf for gluten free eaters)
Add all ingredients to the a quart-sized mason jar. Mix and mash (a fork works well to mash the banana and avocado). Refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours). Enjoy warm (microwaved for 1-2 minutes) or cold—I prefer these overnight oats warm, though they are not bad cold.
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***I add riced cauliflower when I’m feeling like getting extra veggies in. Only add when you’re planning on microwaving and eating warm. You can find riced cauliflower in most grocery stores, or you can make your own in a food processor.
Chocolate Avocado Overnight Oats – The Local Sprout
Here at The Local Sprout I share healthy and simple, gluten-free recipes that require a blender, 45-minutes or less or a dozen ingredients or less. My aim is to inspire and educate others on what it means to create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.