German Chocolate Overnight Oats

German Chocolate Overnight Oats.  How would you like some German Chocolate for breakfast?  It’s like having dessert, but it’s healthy!  The other day, in my Facebook group, I polled everyone for new overnight oats ideas.

That is how I got the idea for these German Chocolate Overnight Oats.  They are so good!!  Recipes like this make healthy eating easy.  There is no cooking required and they are great for on the go!


German Chocolate Overnight Oats - My Whole Food Life


It’s like eating chocolate cake for breakfast!  These healthy overnight oats are vegan and gluten free.  You can make up to 5 at a time for easy breakfasts all week.

Just try them and you will be hooked too!  I know I always said the chocolate almond butter was my fave, but this may be a close second!

German Chocolate Overnight Oats

German Chocolate Overnight Oats

Prep Time 5 min Serves 1 jar = 1 serving     adjust servings

A healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert!


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a jar. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. This recipe is written for 1 serving, but you can make up to 5 of them at a time.


Recipe Notes

If you like a smoother oatmeal, use rolled oats. If you prefer a crunch, use steel cut oats. These can be eaten hot or cold. I prefer mine cold. Enjoy!

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23 thoughts to “German Chocolate Overnight Oats”

  1. Dessert for breakfast for me and the kids? Sounds good to me. German chocolate is the best. When the family goes out to eat, I always order German Chocolate cake and wife will say she doesn't want dessert (watching her weight) and then eat all of mine when it comes! So maybe we can all just eat this for breakfast instead and not fight over dessert.
  2. I am going to make this for tomorrow. Make overnight oats all the time and love them first thing in the morning. Thank you for another great recipe!! Sounds so good--love German Chocolate!!
  3. Could you give the nutritional values for this and maybe another one?? Just to get a sense of calorie/sugar, fiber and protien values. Please/thank you
    1. Jewel - I made this without the pecans, and added another 1/2 cup of cashew milk in the morning. They worked out to be about 320 cals, 55 carbs,9 protein and 10 fibers. Hope this helps.
    1. Chia seeds are a superfood packed with protein and fiber. Here is some more info.
  4. I am new to dates. Not a super huge fan of the texture. Can you taste them or should I puree then first? Thanks! I love am your posts and ideas. You are very inspiring! :)
    1. Thank you! You can puree them to make a paste if you prefer. Or you can sweeten with honey or maple syrup.
  5. Just made two servings for my husband and I for tomorrow morning. As with all of your recipes, I just know we will enjoy this one too!
  6. Made 4 of these for this week to eat at work. The first one worried me. I ate half of it without getting much sweetness. It was very bitter--and I like my chocolate DARK (mid-70% range). I doubted the sweetening method and even started formulating how I might correct that if I tried these again. However, at about the halfway mark I had the brilliant idea to stir the oats up (quite the task considering how dense this stuff is!). That did the trick! That distributed the date bits WAY better and made for an amazing experience! Stirring is a must! Those dates just glom together when cut, but it seems they get easier to work with after soaking overnight. Good to know. In the one other overnight oats recipe I made with date in it, I made sure to separate every little piece as I threw it in... I'm glad I know better now. Anyway, these are amazing! Not too sweet. Very chocolatey. It's just a RIOT of texture, and I love me some texture! The pecans, the coconut, the chia, the thick oats... Just amazing! I'm glad I didn't shy away from trying these (I'm very frugal with my dates... they ain't cheap... and they're a pain to cut up). Thanks so much for the recipe! (I had one whole date left after making these... lol)
    1. Glad you liked them! Yes, the whole thing needs to be stirred up well. This recipe is also very versatile to add whatever you like in.

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