Start your day off with these bounty overnight oats! Rich in flavor and nutrition, these oats will give you a sweet start every morning. Make them the night before and enjoy a hassle-free breakfast in the morning. Try it now!
Get ready for breakfast the night before with this tasty chocolate bounty overnight 0ats recipe. I love a good overnight breakfast recipe because it makes getting up in the morning so much more delicious!
This recipe features nutritious ingredients that will keep you fueled all day long. Perfect for busy mornings!
What are Bounty Overnight Oats?
Bounty oats are inspired by the UK and Canada-based Bounty Bars. These treats feature coconut bars dipped in chocolate. That translates into chocolate coconut overnight oats which are what I’m all about these days!
If you love the flavors of coconut and chocolate, these may be your new favorite overnight oats!
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Oats — I prefer the texture of rolled oats (also known as old-fashioned oats). You can substitute instant oats, but you’ll need to add more of them (up to 2 tablespoons more).
- Coconut milk — You can use full-fat or lite coconut milk. If you prefer fewer calories, you can use almond milk and add a drop or two of coconut extract.
- Coconut — You’ll need some shredded coconut. I prefer finely shredded coconut and will even run it through a food processor for a few seconds to get it just right. But you can use long shreds of coconut flakes. I use unsweetened, but sweetened will work fine, too.
- Syrup — You’ll need a tablespoon or so of maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Salt — I like to add a pinch of salt to the oats to enhance their sweetness. I also add some flaky sea salts on top of the finished dish for a dramatic effect and flavor.
- Chocolate — To make that chocolate topping, we’ll combine coconut milk with dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips.
How to Make Bounty Overnight Oats
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Stir together oats, coconut flakes, syrup, coconut milk, and salt.
- Distribute the oats into three serving dishes.
- Take a taste test for sweetness. Add a teaspoon of more syrup if you prefer it sweeter.
- Make the ganache topping by combining coconut milk and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container.
- Cook and cover until the chocolate melts.
- Stir to create a creamy mixture and pour over overnight oats.
- Cover and refrigerate for one hour, up to overnight.
- Before serving, top with flaky sea salt.
Does this actually make three servings?
These servings are indeed small, but they are rich and indulgent. Thanks to full-fat coconut milk, each bite is rich and filling.
What are bounty bars?
Bounty bars resemble US-based Mounds bars, where a coconut center is dipped in chocolate. That is why “Bounty” has become synonymous with the flavors of chocolate and coconut combined.
What to Serve with Overnight Oats
Serve these coconut overnight oats with some tasty toppings and sides, such as:
- Double the flavor by adding shaved chocolate (from a dark chocolate bar of at least 70% chocolate) on top before serving.
- Toasted coconut is another tasty option that’s easy to make.
- You can add some sliced bananas on top because the flavors pair together nicely.
- A drizzle of maple syrup is a nice touch, too.
- Chopped almonds will give this a sort of “Almond Joy” vibe, and I’m all about that!
Cover any unused portions and store in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days. You can then serve the leftovers chilled with a spoon. You can freeze overnight oats, although I prefer to do so when I’ve stored it in a plastic jar (rather than a glass jar). To thaw frozen oats, transfer the bowl to the fridge overnight.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 7 tablespoons coconut milk melted
- 3 tablespoons dairy-free chocolate chips
- pinch flaky sea salt
For the Coconut Overnight Oats
- Combine overnight oat ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine. Distribute into serving dishes.
- Take a taste test. If you prefer it sweeter, add another teaspoon of syrup and stir it in. Repeat until you achieve the desired sweetness.
For the Chocolate Topping:
- Combine coconut milk and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container. Cook for 30 seconds. Cover and let it sit for several minutes until the chocolate melts. Stir to create a creamy mixture. Pour evenly over each dish of overnight oats.
- Cover and refrigerate for one hour, up to overnight. Before serving, top with flaky sea salt.
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