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NUTELLA OVERNIGHT OATS

These Nutella Overnight Oats are one of the best ways to start the day. They are incredibly delicious, take just minutes to prepare and will sustain you throughout the morning. To make them, simply combine old-fashioned rolled oats, Nutella, chia seeds, milk and a pinch of salt to boost the flavours. In the morning, add your favourite toppings, and enjoy these easy, deliciously decadent Nutella Overnight Oats – soon to become a favourite breakfast!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE:

These Nutella Overnight Oats are the ideal breakfast for busy, time-poor people, or those of us who like a slower start to the day.
 
The prep work takes just minutes and happens the night before. When you wake up, your breakfast will be ready to enjoy, or you can take it on the go with you.

You will love these Nutella Overnight Oats because:

  • They are made from ingredients which are readily available.
  • You can easily adjust the quantity the recipe makes – it is written to serve two but can easily be halved or doubled!
  • They require minimal preparation – all you need to do is mix your ingredients together and refrigerate overnight!
  • They are ideal for meal prep – they’ll last for three days in the fridge, so you can get a head start on your breakfast for the week ahead.
  • The Nutella Overnight Oats are family friendly, making for less stressful, more peaceful mornings. In fact, they are so easy to make that you could enlist the aid of the children.
  • This is a versatile recipe – you can customise the toppings to your liking. My favourite is Greek yoghurt, sliced strawberries and chopped hazelnuts, but you can add any topping of your choice or leave the oats plain.

INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE:

Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.

Milk – use a milk of your choice. I like to use almond or oat milk, but soy milk works just fine as does dairy milk.

Nutella – a delicious smooth, creamy, chocolate and hazelnut spread which is enjoyed by adults and children alike. It was originally developed by the Italian company, Ferrero. It is delicious in these Overnight Oats.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats – the best oats for this recipe. They are a complex carbohydrate, providing healthy dietary fibre. Quick-cooking oats and Steel-cut oats can be used in overnight oats recipes, but may have a different ratio of liquid, and will produce a different texture.

Chia seeds – helps give the oats a thick, creamy texture, as well as adding dietary fibre. You can use black or white chia seeds in this recipe.

Sea salt – a small amount of sea salt helps to boost the flavours.

HOW TO MAKE NUTELLA OVERNIGHT OATS:

Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.

1 – Combine the Nutella and milk:
To a medium size bowl, add the milk and Nutella and whisk until combined.

2 – Add your remaining ingredients:
Add the oats, chia seeds and salt to the Nutella and milk mixture.

3 – Mix well:
Mix until everything is well combined.

4 – Cover and refrigerate:
Cover the bowl with clingwrap or divide the mixture into two glasses or mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Stir well and top with yoghurt, slices of strawberries and chopped hazelnuts.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS AND FAQS:

For the best result, always ensure that your ingredients are of good quality. If you haven’t used rolled oats for a while, check that they are in date as they can become rancid.

How long will the Nutella Overnight Oats last?

For the best taste and texture, we recommend enjoying the oats within three days.

How long does it take for the oats to be ready?

Refrigerate your overnight oats mixture for at least 6 hours. I make mine just before bed and they’re perfect to enjoy in the morning.

Are Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats Gluten-Free?

There are different rules regarding this, depending on where you live in the world. For Australian residents, Coeliac Australia provides a great resource on this topic. Always be sure to read the labels and consult with a health professional if you are unsure.

Is Nutella vegan?

No, it is not, it contains skim milk powder. However, major supermarkets stock other hazelnut/chocolate spreads which are vegan.

VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS:

Milk – you can use any milk of your choice in this recipe.
 
Orange zest – you could grate some orange zest on top for serving. It is a great companion to Nutella.
 
Spice – some grated cinnamon could be added to the oats as it works well with the chocolate.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

One of my favourite parts of making overnight oats is choosing the toppings to add in the morning. For this recipe, I like to add Greek yoghurt, sliced strawberries, and chopped hazelnuts to accentuate the flavour of the hazelnut and chocolate spread.

You will love how easy it is to prepare these delicious tasting Nutella Overnight Oats which are certain to become a family favourite.

Nutella Overnight Oats

Nutella Overnight Oats

Yield: serves 2 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

These Nutella Overnight Oats are one of the best ways to start the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups (300 ml) milk – I use almond or oat, See Note 1
  • ¼ cup Nutella, See Note 2
  • 1 cup (80 g) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, See Note 3
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. To a medium bowl, add the milk and Nutella and whisk until combined.
  2. Add in the oats, chia seeds and salt to the milk mixture and stir until evenly combined.
  3. Cover the bowl with clingwrap, or divide the mixture into two glasses or mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Stir well and serve the oats as is, or top with strawberries, yoghurt and chopped hazelnuts.

Notes

  1. Milk: use milk of your choice. I use almond or oat milk. Add more milk when serving if you prefer a thinner texture.
  2. Nutella: use storebought or homemade.
  3. Tablespoon: we use a standard Australian tablespoon which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons).

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 17gSodium: 367mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 9gSugar: 21gProtein: 9g

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I’m Jennifer Schlette, a Registered Dietitian and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I love cooking, reading, and my kids! Here you’ll find the healthiest recipes & substitutions for your cooking. Enjoy, and be well, friends!

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