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!
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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.
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Best of all, this meal can be prepped ahead of time so all you have to do is grab and go in the morning!
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.
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.
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 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.
The chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness to this dish while also providing a good source of antioxidants.
The walnuts add a crunchy texture as well as a good dose of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
The banana adds sweetness, creaminess, and a good dose of carbohydrates to this dish.
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.
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)
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!
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
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!
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!
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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
- 5 Meal prep containers I reccomend using mason jars.
- 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
- 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 Milk1/3-1/2 cup Greek yogurt .5 scoops of whey protein powder10 grams of chocolate chips10 grams of walnuts
- Be sure to shake or stir well so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Refrigerate overnight.
Noah earned his degree in Human Nutrition – Dietitics through Metropolitan State University in 2015, he completed his dietetic internship in 2016 and obtained the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential in 2017.
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