Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal

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Brownie batter… I think it ┬ámay just be one of life’s simplest pleasures. I mean, who doesn’t love licking the spoon when you are making brownies!?! This is overnight protein oatmeal is one of the easiest, yummiest, and well balanced breakfasts that can be thrown together the night before, and is ready when you are in the morning! There is no longer any excuse for not eating a delicious and satisfying breakfast, no matter how busy your mornings are! This brownie batter overnight oatmeal is guaranteed to be something you look forward to waking up to!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.

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In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Divide between 2 small bowls, mugs, or mason jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least an hour (or more) so the oats soften and absorb the liquid). Top with chopped nuts or topping of choice if desired! Enjoy cold, or microwave for 30-60 seconds to enjoy warm!

Ingredients

1 cupUnsweetened almond milk (or low fat milk of choice)
1/2 cupPlain low fat Greek yogurt (or mashed banana, or pumpkin)
2 tbs Unsweetened cocoa powder (or more, to taste)
1/8 tspSalt
2 tbsBaking stevia or 1/4 cup sweetener that measures like sugar 1
1 cupOld fashioned oats
1/4 cup Protein powder (or additional oats)

1 Or 3-4 pkts stevia.

Nutrition Breakdown

2 Servings
273 Calories per Serving
6 g Fat
40 g Carbohydrate
5 g Fiber
6 g Sugar
20 Protein
7 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

86 Comments

Laura Lanig said:

That looks so great!! I will HAVE to try this one!!

January 24th, 2014 — 10:36am  |  Reply

Grace Ohlin said:

This sounds SO amazing! And simple, and with healthy ingredients! I’m in love, can’t wait to try!

January 24th, 2014 — 5:11pm  |  Reply

Shari Butler said:

I’m going to try this

January 25th, 2014 — 7:05pm  |  Reply

Suzanne Holt said:

I have been addicted to brownies lately and am constantly making them, it seems. But this is a nice new twist to classic brownies! I need to make them sometime.

January 26th, 2014 — 10:23pm  |  Reply

MAC said:

This looks delish! New subscriber, can’t wait to try a bunch of these! Following simply filling right now and so many of yours fit the bill! Thanks!

January 27th, 2014 — 9:02am  |  Reply

Markie Qualls said:

I love overnight oatmeal…This sounds awesome! Having it for breakfast tomorrow. :)

January 27th, 2014 — 9:43am  |  Reply

Marie Poza said:

I just tried this recipe it was absolutely delicious!! Instead of stevia I added a mashed banana, which tasted wonderful! Thank you!!!!!! <3

January 27th, 2014 — 10:49am  |  Reply

Courtney said:

Just curious if you ate it cold? I was happy to notice your comment saying you didn’t use stevia, as I don’t have any to use but a banana will work well!!!

October 2nd, 2014 — 2:19pm  | 

Amy said:

I see the recipe is for 2 servings. Is the nutritional breakdown listed for 1 serving or if you eat the whole recipe?

January 29th, 2014 — 11:18pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

per 1 serving

January 30th, 2014 — 9:19am  | 

Jill said:

Yum

January 30th, 2014 — 12:42pm  |  Reply

Maggie said:

Would honey work instead of stevia?

January 30th, 2014 — 3:36pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure! just add to taste!

January 30th, 2014 — 3:37pm  | 

Julie said:

Chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder?

January 30th, 2014 — 9:11pm  |  Reply

Stephanie said:

You can use either one.

February 1st, 2014 — 12:28am  | 

Taylor said:

This looks so good – I might have it for dessert instead of breakfast! Thanks for posting vegan options, too. Have you tried making it with banana instead of yogurt before?

January 30th, 2014 — 9:56pm  |  Reply

Catherine Diesta said:

Definitely gonna have to make this one. I just signed up for a membership. Question would this be considered a Simply Filling recipe that doesn’t need to be counted or is there something in here that we still need to count?

January 31st, 2014 — 2:00pm  |  Reply

Jane said:

Just whipped this up this afternoon! I used PB Marshmallow flavored protein powder, so I guess I’ll be having Peanut Butter Brownie oatmeal for breakfast. :) Can’t wait!!

January 31st, 2014 — 3:08pm  |  Reply

Tonya Finlayson said:

What brand is that protein powder…..sounds yummy. Making this tomorrow, can’t wait.

February 3rd, 2014 — 12:35am  | 

Jane said:

Tonya,

It’s Cellucor! I was actually a little let down with the protein powder itself (flavor wise wasn’t what I was expecting), but using it in baking has been working well! :)

February 3rd, 2014 — 11:24am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i use designer whey vanilla

February 3rd, 2014 — 11:27am  | 

calla said:

Can you freeze leftovers? How long does it last for?

February 6th, 2014 — 7:36pm  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

Can you use steel cut oats? This looks amazing!!

February 10th, 2014 — 10:21am  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

Just saw the answer on the pumpkin pie recipe! Thanks!

February 10th, 2014 — 10:24am  | 

Amy said:

Thank you for this recipe. It’s so good and Dreds the chocolate craving! I split this with hubby in the morning – I warm mine up, and put his half in the blender with frozen banana and spinach.

February 11th, 2014 — 12:34am  |  Reply

Amy said:

Um. Autocorrect :( feeds the chocolate craving. Sorry.

February 11th, 2014 — 12:36am  | 

jessica said:

So you dont use actual brownie mix?

February 11th, 2014 — 9:12am  |  Reply

Joymarie said:

So I mixed mine up a bit and used real sugar but only 6tsp, added 1/4c of powdered peanut butter, and used Chobani’s simply 100 greek vanilla yogurt. The total WW PTS calculated for one serving was 10 but it has 20g of protein! I am beyond excited to eat this after crossfit tomorrow! Thanks for the idea.

February 12th, 2014 — 10:23pm  |  Reply

Lindsay said:

Did you cook the overnight oats first?

April 21st, 2014 — 2:51pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

nope :)

April 21st, 2014 — 3:55pm  | 

Vicki said:

Tried this recipe last night, and I am eating it right now. Best refrigerator oatmeal ever! I only had almond/coconut milk on hand, but of course that didn’t hurt a thing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe–it’s a keeper!

February 14th, 2014 — 8:17am  |  Reply

Elisa said:

Wow!! Loved this one!!
Perfect meal for my post training and absloutely delish!
Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Cheers

February 16th, 2014 — 3:20pm  |  Reply

Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine said:

Oatmeal and brownies are two of my favorites. And added together? WOW! Fantastic! :)

February 17th, 2014 — 9:51am  |  Reply

Krystian said:

This is probably gonna sound like a silly question, but could I use regular sugar instead of of the baking sugar or Stevia stuff? I’m a poor college student and so I only have access to what my parents have. I know the health value would be taken down a notch, but would it still taste just as good?

February 18th, 2014 — 1:19pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes for sure!

February 26th, 2014 — 8:05am  | 

Haley said:

So delicious!! Just whipped it up and I can’t wait for the morning. Totally satisfies brownie cravings and it’s lick the bowl good!!

February 18th, 2014 — 11:45pm  |  Reply

Julie Zoutendam said:

I am not normally an oatmeal fan (hate the texture of it), but I saw this recipe, I had all the ingredients on hand, so I decided why not give it a try, and I LOVED it! I mainly eat it after I run because it’s a great source of protein and healthy carbs, and of course…chocolate!!

February 20th, 2014 — 6:47pm  |  Reply

Sam said:

If I have liquid stevia… How much would I add? Is it the same measurement.. I’m kind of new to the liquid

February 21st, 2014 — 11:41am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

for this one… to taste! :)

February 25th, 2014 — 2:36pm  | 

Margery Locking said:

Love this idea! I use The Challenge Vi-shape protein which tastes like cake mix so I don’t need to add any Stevia or sugar. (I find it leaves a bitter after-taste.) I love pb and chocolate too. Avocado adds healthy fat and really thickens any shake. I always make mine at night for brekky.

February 22nd, 2014 — 9:27am  |  Reply

Maggie said:

Eating it right now! It is amazing and the perfect chocolate fix. Thank you so much!

February 24th, 2014 — 9:45am  |  Reply

Katie said:

Made this with strawberry yoghurt, and it’s like eating a chocolate covered strawberry for breakfast. So yummy.

February 25th, 2014 — 8:39pm  |  Reply

Renee said:

If I were too use the extra oats instead of the protein powder would that make it have more calorie’s or would it be the same?I’m trying too find good healthy snacks too help me loose weight too.

February 26th, 2014 — 12:08pm  |  Reply

Candace said:

If using Truvia, how much?

February 27th, 2014 — 6:30pm  |  Reply

Lea Jeanne said:

This is what I wrote when I pined your delicious recipe. “It looks delicious and it is delicious! First I was a bit sceptical and waited to give it a try before repining. I must confess I just refrigerated it an hour and couldn’t wait any longer. I used plain milk and raw sugar and I replaced the protein powder with a mashed really ripe banana. Well, I ate it as if I hadn’t eaten for quite a while and I won’t need a dessert tonight!”
Thank you!

March 5th, 2014 — 12:46pm  |  Reply

Theresa @ Two Much Fun said:

Katie, this is so chocolatey and delicious! We used regular unsweetened cocoa, I was out of dark cocoa powder, and omitted the protein powder (serving this to my little ones). It is so good, I’m going to need to make a second batch! I made it when I woke up, and it was ready by the time I was done showering and emptying the dishwasher. Quick, easy, delicious! Thank you Katie!

March 6th, 2014 — 9:10am  |  Reply

Tara said:

I made this last night, hoping I would love it in the morning & I really did! I can’t wait to try your other overnight oatmeal recipes now! Thanks so much!

March 7th, 2014 — 11:16am  |  Reply

Jo said:

I had this for breakfast today. It was delicious. Yum!

March 11th, 2014 — 5:23am  |  Reply

Sup said:

Hello! Do quick oats work in place of rolled oats?

Thanks!

March 31st, 2014 — 7:09pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

im sorry, they dont

March 31st, 2014 — 7:16pm  | 

Jonesha said:

I only had quick oats onhand, I thought it came out pretty good

April 4th, 2014 — 10:43am  | 

Jonesha said:

I must say this was pretty tasty. I added sliced almonds and used agave syrup instead of stevia.

April 4th, 2014 — 10:42am  |  Reply

Juanita Gibson said:

This was the best breakfast ever! My husband is the pickiest eater in the world and he loved it too! The only difference is that mine had a slightly higher calorie count. Is your calorie count with almond milk? It could be the protein powder that made the difference. Just curious! Fabulous recipe!

April 6th, 2014 — 9:20am  |  Reply

Mariela said:

I just ate this for breakfast after an intense workout and i fell so good right now. I opted out of the protein powder and used maple syrup instead of stevia. Just delicious. Thank you for making my breakfast this much better!

April 10th, 2014 — 10:09am  |  Reply

Jen Buehner said:

Doesn’t this fall out of the E category for THM since it has 6 grams of fat since the max is 5? This recipe sounds soooo incredible!!!

April 16th, 2014 — 5:43pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

@Jen Buehner there are a few options I see to make this a Trim Healthy Mama “E”. The fat count could be lowered by using 0% Greek yogurt or fat-free yogurt instead of the low-fat yogurt called for in the recipe. Or you could sub 1/2 a banana (which is OK in an “E” setting on THM) like Dashing Dish suggests.

May 6th, 2014 — 9:10pm  | 

Auri said:

Hi! What flavor protein powder did you use?

April 23rd, 2014 — 8:46pm  |  Reply

Becky said:

Has any one tried this for meal prepping? Seems simple enough but not sure how long the protein powder will keep after mixed.

April 26th, 2014 — 5:17pm  |  Reply

Vanessa Mason said:

I tried this and it is absolutley delicious. I couldn’t decide if I’d rather it hot or cold, so I ate half at room temp and the other warm, either way is great.

April 28th, 2014 — 6:19pm  |  Reply

Angie said:

I made this two nights ago. It was so good! I used very very ripe bananas and I didn’t even need to use any sweetener! It was great to enjoy a bowl of cold, creamy chocolatey goodness before the start of the day :D Thanks for the awesome recipe!

May 3rd, 2014 — 9:01am  |  Reply

Allison Koehler said:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!! Did I say LOVE?! Passed this recipe and web site on to so many co-workers, as I gave them a little taste of mine and they wanted more :)

May 22nd, 2014 — 11:33am  |  Reply

Nai said:

I have tried oatmeal in many different ways and have always ended up hating it, but I saw this recipe featured on a Buzzfeed post and thought I had to try it. Its waiting for me in the fridge and I can’t wait to try it in the morning. I tasted the batter (just to see how much sugar to add) and loved it…..can’t wait for breakfast!!

June 2nd, 2014 — 6:38pm  |  Reply

Caitlin said:

I saw this on Buzzfeed and decided to try it. It was delicious!
Instead of using cocoa powder and sugar, I used Jello chocolate pudding mix (3 tbsp) and it turned out great!

June 3rd, 2014 — 5:30pm  |  Reply

Jonesha said:

Great idea about the pudding! I’m gonna try that tonight!

June 16th, 2014 — 3:05pm  | 

Amy said:

Cant. Stop. Eating This. My variations: I used 2% regular milk, extra oats (no protein powder in the house), and 1 TBS agave nectar in place of the stevia. For the yogurt, I used a container of Chobani Flips Nutty ‘Nana. Banana yogurt with dark chocolate pieces and honey roasted almost slices. YUMMY! Oh and I added a sprinkle of Ovaltine Chocolate Malt powder just for extra flavor. Mine doesn’t look as good as the picture here or taste remotely like brownie batter, but it’s tasty nonetheless. Will make again!

June 12th, 2014 — 11:19am  |  Reply

Brandi said:

Can you use water instead of milk? I don’t do milk so is there anything u could exchange it for?

June 13th, 2014 — 9:20am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure!

June 13th, 2014 — 9:22am  | 

Emily said:

You can use almond milk instead of regular milk.

June 19th, 2014 — 2:26pm  | 

Niki said:

This was yummmm <3 a couple questions:

What brad of baking stevia do you use? I'm having trouble finding any:/

also, what do you use to get the nutrition counts on your recipes?

June 21st, 2014 — 1:16pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i use nunaturals baking stevia and stevia packets

June 27th, 2014 — 9:22am  | 

charlene said:

Incredibly delicious! Just made it this morning. Refrigerated for an hour. Added some chopped nuts. I can’t believe how yummy this is! Thank you!

June 23rd, 2014 — 11:39am  |  Reply

hytekblue said:

This is a version I have not tried. But it is now on my list for next week after I run out to the store. Thanks a lot for the idea!

June 25th, 2014 — 2:29pm  |  Reply

Henry said:

I tried 1 cup of milk but no protein powder so i used extra oats, but it was really runny. Should i decrease it to 1/4 cup of milk? Most recipes have very little milk

July 6th, 2014 — 11:13am  |  Reply

Whitney said:

If you’re doing paleo, any ideas for a substitute for the oats?

July 30th, 2014 — 12:36am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

not for this one :)

July 30th, 2014 — 9:57am  | 

Brittany said:

Tried it…addicted now! Cures my chocolate cravings. I took my daily peanut butter tablespoon and put it in this and replaced it with the yogurt/banana. Delish!

August 5th, 2014 — 3:50am  |  Reply

Cackleberry said:

ooooooooh! CHOCOLATE!!!! Good quick breakfast! Got all the makings – - gonna try it!!!!

August 22nd, 2014 — 3:09pm  |  Reply

Adrienne said:

Made this last night for a mid-morning snack today – they are fabulous! I was surpised and so excited that they actually taste just like brownie batter! Also, they are completely clean which as amazing. Thanks for the great recipe!

August 25th, 2014 — 12:30pm  |  Reply

idaria said:

DD, I love this! Your whole site has been a life changer for me, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

August 26th, 2014 — 8:43pm  |  Reply

Susan said:

Made it, tasted it. Very excited to eat it tomorrow.

September 6th, 2014 — 11:57pm  |  Reply

Lauren said:

This recipe was delicious. Last week I made it exactly as the recipe called but I didn’t love it. So I made some alterations this week that made it perfect for my palate. Instead of Greek yogurt, I used light and fit low fat vanilla yogurt. Instead of almond milk I used low fat plain soy milk. I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder. I omitted the sugar. I also added semi-sweet morsales into the mix. And topped with sliced almonds. It made this a little less healthy but so delicious. I doubled the batch too and split it equally to make 5 portions for the week. Thank you for the inspiration!

September 8th, 2014 — 10:49am  |  Reply

grace-grace said:

i made this today….believe me u will not wait until morning….it is very good….

September 12th, 2014 — 6:11pm  |  Reply

Shelby said:

I made the recipie exactly and it came out really sour. Did I do something wrong?

September 24th, 2014 — 9:33am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

its most likely your sweetener or lack of…or your protein powder

September 24th, 2014 — 1:44pm  | 

Shelby said:

Will Splenda make a difference over the Stevia? I used Truvia. The protein powder plain and in smoothies is amazing so, I’m sure thats not the issue.

Thanks for the reply!

September 24th, 2014 — 2:15pm  | 

Elena said:

Wooow! Amazing, so happy to find this yummy recipe!Thank you!

October 29th, 2014 — 12:04pm  |  Reply

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