Here is the recipe I promised that features the hazelnut butter I posted yesterday , Nutella overnight oats. I was a little late to the overnight oats craze but I have to admit that I love them. I’ve always avoided oatmeal because I don’t like the texture but they maintain their shape and a little bite which I prefer. It only takes a few minutes before you go to bed or you could prep them in the morning take them to work and they’ll be ready to eat in an hour or so. I use a combination of steel-cut and rolled oats since I prefer a heartier texture. I usually pop mine in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to take off the chill but the can be eaten straight out of the fridge. If you don’t want to make your own hazelnut butter this is also delicious with almond or peanut butter. I love hazelnuts and nutella is an indulgence I don’t feel right about eating for breakfast but by using cocoa, homemade hazelnut butter and honey it feels like an indulgence but it’s really full of healthy fats, protein and fiber.
Chocolate hazelnut overnight oats
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hazelnut butter or nut butter of your choice
chopped hazelnuts, hazelnut butter and honey for serving
Combine the milk, cocoa powder and honey in a container and shake or stir well to combine. Add the oats, chia seeds and hazelnut butter and stir well. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator or for at least one hour before serving. To serve warm in the microwave for 30-45 seconds if desired and top with chopped hazelnuts, a spoon of hazelnut butter and honey.