One of the great things about doing this blog is that it has really taught me to be creative when it comes to breakfast. So I can share amazing recipes with you. These Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats certainly come under the banner of amazing breakfast recipes. Seriously, its like dessert for breakfast but with none of the guilt. Packed full of gluten-free oats. Nutritious almond milk, fresh orange flavour and for an added boost of healthy goodness chai seeds. There is no need to feel guilty about the chocolate either as there are very few calories in it.
I used my favourite liquid chocolate from earlier post gluten free vegan chocolate mug cake, ChocShot from Sweet Freedom. No, this post is not sponsored in any way I just love this product. It’s free from almost everything and only 14 calories in each teaspoon – winner! I am finding this stuff so versatile but if you want to make this dish but can’t get hold of liquid chocolate then try adding 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder instead. Disclaimer, I haven’t tried it with cocoa powder but I imagine it should work.
The oats in this dish will keep you satisfied for hours. And a little goes a long way. I found this recipe easily had 4 – 6 servings in it. And when that is then piled high with whatever your favourite toppings are, this is a meal in a bowl. I used a combination of pomegranate seeds, blood orange, chopped mixed nuts and of course my favourite banana. But you can use anything you like, avocado? Why not. Cherries? Sure go for it, whatever you fancy. Go for it. Or eat it plain because these overnight oats are packed with flavour.
I use the zest and juice of a whole blood orange (regular oranges will work). Giving it a fresh fruity twist and the chocolate goes so well with it. It certainly doesn’t overpower it. And the almond milk gives it a lovely subtle nutty flavour. I used a little maple syrup in this recipe as I liked the little bit of sweetness it bought to the dish, it’s only 60 millilitres (1/4 cup) which equates to less then 1 tablespoon per serving. But feel free to leave it out if you want, or try halving it if you don’t like your food to be on the sweet side.
Lot’s of liquid.
You may notice in the recipe the ratio of milk to oats is very high, this is because I’ve packed in some chai seeds and these little fellas are thirsty guys. Super healthy and good for you but they like a lot of liquid, hence why so much milk in this recipe.
If you don’t follow any dietary requirements then by all means uses regular oats and cows milk or any kind of milk that you want, goats, camels all is good. Or try a different kind of plant/nut milk, soy, coconut. Any milk should work in this recipe.
This recipe is so easy to throw together and easy to switch around to your own liking, so what’s stopping you from enjoying this for breakfast tomorrow morning?
Oh and before I forget Happy Valentines Day everyone!
Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats
- 360 millilitres unsweetened almond milk (1 and 1/2 cups)
- 6 tablespoons ChocShot / liquid chocolate
- 60 millilitres maple syrup (1/4 cup)
- Zest and Juice from 1 large blood orange
- 45 grams gluten free oats (1/2 cup)
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl add in the almond milk, liquid chocolate, maple syrup and the zest & juice of your blood orange and give everything a good mix.
- Add in your oats and chia seeds and stir until they have all been fully immersed in the liquid ingredients.
- Cover and pop in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight if you can.
- Serve and top with fruit and nuts of your choice or enjoy it as it is.
- Kept covered and in the fridge, these overnight oats will last 3 days.
- If you are not vegan then you can use any type of milk you like.
- Or if you are but prefer coconut or soya milk these will work well too.
- If you do not suffer from a gluten intolerance then feel free to use regular oats.
I was about to eat my phone, thanks for sharing this lovely article Emma. Actually I don’t like chia seeds so is there any substitute for this?
Hi Johnny, I would just leave them out and reduce the milk a little so there is not so much for the oats to soak up.
I have NEVER been a friend of english breaksfast (German here) but his makes me reconsider 😉
This looks absolutely delicious and I love your choice of fruit: Pomegranate, Banane and Oranges – yummy!
Hi Stefan, I am glad I have given you a little more faith in English breakfasts! 😀
This is so pretty! I actually had oats this morning and was thinking it was kinda like a dessert haha….now if only every meal of the day was dessert!
Hi Von, I totally agree dessert for every meal would be great!
I’ve never made overnight oats, but from the sound of these, I have a feeling I could become a huge fan. Love your toppings!
Hi Liz, thank you. You have to get overnight oats in your life they are great for busy mornings.
This bowl looks so delicious and full of good health. I’ve been wanting to make something using orange and oats for a long time, I have to give these a try.
Hi Anu, thank you. The orange and chocolate work so well with the oats I know you’ll love it.
This looks so beautiful and YUM! I love the combo 🙂
Hi Kushi, thank you 😀
I’d love to start every morning with these overnight oats! They’re my favorite 🙂 All the toppings you added look incredible and perfect for this time of year!
Hi Kelly, thank you 😀 Seasonal fruit is always the best.
I lurrrrrv overnight oats! Thanks for the reminder, I definitely need to bring these back into my life. It has been way too long! Love the chocolate flavour, what a great way to wake up in the morning 🙂
Hi Katy, thank you. I couldn’t live without overnight oats in my life, they are a great lifesaver for busy mornings!
This looks so colorful and pretty. I have never made overnight oatmeal and will have to give this a try.
Hi Shelly, you must try overnight oats they are the ultimate lazy girl breakfast. I have a few other recipes on the blog if you don’t fancy chocolate.
Those oats look amazing and would be so good for us. I’m going to serve this to John for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for the great idea!
Hi Maureen, thank you 😀 That’s the great thing about these overnight oats they don’t feel like they should be healthy but they are!
Such a power bowl! I like the mix of oats and chia.
Hi Angie, thank you 😀