Chunky Monkey Protein Overnight Oats

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious breakfast option that will keep you full until lunch, look no further than these chunky monkey overnight oats!

Made with rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, whey protein, chocolate chips, walnuts, and bananas, this breakfast dish is high in protein and fiber to help fuel your morning.

Best of all, this meal can be prepped ahead of time so all you have to do is grab and go in the morning!

Ingredients Overview

Ingredients for chunky monkey protein overnight oats include protein powder milk tree nuts Greek yogurt bananas and chocolate chips

Oatmeal

The oats within this recipe offer a sponge-like effect which will help to absorb the liquid from the milk and yogurt, resulting in a thick and creamy texture.

Oatmeal is a high-quality source of carbohydrates that provides sustained energy throughout the morning. It is also high in fiber, which can help to regulate digestion.

Milk

By using milk in this recipe, you will not only add creaminess but also a good dose of calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients.

Greek Yogurt

The greek yogurt really adds to the overall texture making it a much thicker consistency.

Greek yogurt is a great source of low-fat, low-calorie, protein, and calcium.

Whey Protein

Whey protein is a high-quality source of protein that can help to fuel your morning. It is rich in essential amino acids that the body needs for muscle growth and repair.

Chocolate Chips

The chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness to this dish while also providing a good source of antioxidants.

Walnuts

The walnuts add a crunchy texture as well as a good dose of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.

Banana

The banana adds sweetness, creaminess, and a good dose of carbohydrates to this dish.

Substitutions

Dairy-free: To make this recipe dairy-free, you can substitute the whey protein for a vegetarian blend protein. The Greek yogurt can be swapped for a dairy-free yogurt. The milk can be replaced with unsweetened almond milk.

Lower calorie: To make this recipe lower in calories, you can substitute chocolate chips for cacao nibs. The walnuts can be replaced with PB2 powder.

Recipe

Yield: 5 servings

  • Rolled Oats 1 cup (200.0 g)
  • Milk 1.5 cup
  • Greek Yogurt 1 cup (245.0 g)
  • Whey Protein 2.5 scoops (80.0 g)
  • Chocolate Chips 5 tbsp (53.0 g)
  • Walnuts 5 tbsp (40.0 g)
  • Banana 2.5-3 (300.0 g)

Instructions

Simply place all the ingredients into a mason jar or container with a lid and mix well. Be sure to shake or stir well so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Then, place the oats in the fridge to soak them overnight. In the morning, give the oats a good shake or stir and then enjoy as is or top with an additional banana or chocolate chips.

If you find that the oats are too thick, you can add a splash of milk to thin them out. Enjoy!

Nutrition

The recipe above yields 5 servings each weighing about 300 g and has the following nutritional information:

Calories: 394 Carbs: 38.7 g Fat: 13.4 g Protein: 30.1 g Fiber: 5.6 g

Storage instructions

These oats will last in the fridge for up to 3-5 days, so feel free to prep them ahead of time for a quick and easy breakfast option all week long!

Conclusion

These chunky monkey overnight oats are a delicious and easy way to fuel your morning. They are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats to help keep you satisfied and energized all morning long.

Best of all, they can be prepped ahead of time so all you have to do is grab and go in the morning.

Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Other protein overnight oats recipes you might like.

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FAQ

Can I add extra protein powder to this recipe?

Yes, this recipe only calls for 1/2 scoop per serving and it will get you 30 g of protein for the whole recipe. If you want you could add a whole scoop of protein to this recipe bringing your total to 45 grams of protein.

What kind of milk can I use in this recipe?

Personally, I use Fairlife 2% milk. You can use any brand, however, I would recommend that you stick with a reduced-fat version.
Also, if you are looking to void dairy feel free to use tree nut milk like almond milk.

How long will these oats last in the fridge?

These oats will last in the fridge for 3-5 days. After that, they start to get a little bit too soggy for my liking. Plus you are running into food safety issues after those 5 days

Can I heat these oats up?

Yes, you can heat these oats up. I would recommend doing so in 30-second intervals so that you don’t overcook them. Once heated, top with an additional banana or chocolate chips.

Chunky monkey protein overnight oats

Chunky Monkey Protein Overnight Oats

Noah Quezada RDN
These chunky monkey overnight oats are a delicious and easy way to fuel your morning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Meal prep
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 400 kcal

Equipment

  • 5 Meal prep containers I reccomend using mason jars.

Ingredients
  

  • 200 Grams Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 Cups Milk
  • 245 Grams Greek yogurt
  • 80 Grams Whey Protein Powder
  • 50 Grams Chocolate Chips
  • 50 Grams Walnuts
  • 300 Grams Banana

Instructions
 

  • Place 5 mason jars out on the counter.
  • In each jar will be "one" serving
  • In each jar/container add:
    (40.0 g) Rolled Oats
    .5 cups Milk
    1/3-1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    .5 scoops of whey protein powder
    10 grams of chocolate chips
    10 grams of walnuts
  • Be sure to shake or stir well so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy!
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Noah Quezada is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of more than a decade, he has gained extensive experience in helping clients manage their weight through in-person sessions. Noah is also the 2023 President of the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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