GERMAN CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT OATS
Whether looking for a healthy breakfast or a chocolate-y snack, give these overnight oats a try!
Recipe compliments of Chef Devin Alexander (“The Biggest Loser”) from “You Can Have It!” 2018, American Diabetes Association.
· 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
· 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
· 1/2 tablespoon zero calorie natural sweetener
· 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
· 1 tablespoon unsweetened, reduced fat shredded coconut
· 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1. Combine the rolled oats, almond milk, sweetener, cocoa powder, and coconut in an 8 oz jar or resealable plastic container. Refrigerate the oatmeal mixture for at least 6 hours (or up to 2 days).
2. Remove oatmeal from the refrigerator and top with the pecans just before enjoying.
COOKS NOTES: Using 1 tablespoon of a stevia brown sugar blend (such as Truvia brown sugar blend) in this recipe instead of pure stevia or another zero calorie natural sweetener makes it truly taste like a German chocolate treat. It’s yummy enough for dessert, but it also adds 5g of sugar per serving. You can make a few servings with the brown sugar blend and keep them in the refrigerator for a few days to have on hand when a chocolate craving hits.
For breakfast, I’d recommend sticking with a zero calorie natural sweetener.