Chocolate Overnight Oat & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Chocolate Overnight Oat & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits: That’s a mouthful.

I realize this recipe has the longest title in the history of recipe titles, but I don’t know what else to call it. Sometimes you can’t choose between overnight oats and chia pudding, so now there is the option of layering them in parfait form so you don’t have to choose. Hence the reasoning for such a ridiculously titled (yet VERY delicious) recipe.

Angle shot of Chocolate Overnight Oats & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits in a glass cup

Making the chocolate overnight oats & raspberry chia pudding parfaits…

And let’s be honest, these aren’t just any overnight oat and chia pudding recipes. The first is made with dark cocoa powder to give it that dessert-for-breakfast vibe, and the second is made with fresh or frozen raspberries for that sweet berry flavor, beautiful color and major boost of nutrition that can’t be beat.

Also, who doesn’t love chocolate and berries together?

Overhead shot of Chocolate Overnight Oats & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits
Overhead shot of Chocolate Overnight Oats & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Do you want chocolate overnight oats for breakfast?

And if you’re one of those people who are a bit scattered and rushed in the morning, let these parfaits become your best friend. I know that I find myself in this situation regularly (if you don’t, hit me up and share your secrets), but it certainly helps if I make breakfast ahead of time (like these Broccoli Cheese Egg Muffins) so I don’t feel so wild and crazy first thing in the morning. I am also STARVING in the morning, so I find myself feeling impatient if I have to cook or prepare something from scratch.

So, I like to make these parfaits on Sunday night and eat chocolaty breakfast all week long. All it takes is a couple of bowls, a few pantry ingredients, some raspberries, and 10 minutes once a week, and these beauties are all yours.

Overhead shot of three parfaits in glass cups topped with frozen berries

Now you get why I named these babes Chocolate Overnight Oat & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits. Whew.

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Chocolate Overnight Oat & Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Chocolate Overnight Oats & Rasbperry Chia Pudding Parfaits

When you can’t choose between overnight oats and chia pudding, have both! These parfaits are layered with chocolate oats and raspberry pudding and topped with more raspberries and mini chocolate chips if you’re feeling extra.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 15 min + 4 hrs refrigeration
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Ingredients

Chocolate Overnight Oats:

  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 ¼ cups milk*
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch coarse salt

Raspberry Chia Pudding:

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 ½ cups milk*
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raspberries

Parfaits:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk together the oats, milk, maple syrup or honey, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside for 5 minutes, then whisk again. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. In another medium bowl, thoroughly whisk together chia seeds, milk, maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract and salt. Add the raspberries and use the back of a fork to mash them. Stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes, then whisk again. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Prepare parfaits by laying the overnight oats and chia pudding in 4 medium jars. Top with raspberries and mini dark chocolate chips (if using). Cover and store up to 4 days.

Notes

Substitution Tip: You can use cow’s, soy, almond, coconut or rice milk (any milk). I prefer vanilla soy milk.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 380
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 165mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

Keywords: brunch, make ahead, meal prep, healthy, easy, quick, simple, meal planning, whole grain

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