Almond Joy Overnight Oats require just 6 ingredients and is a great make ahead breakfast.
Almond Joy Overnight Oats are one of our go-to meal prep breakfasts.
We don’t meal prep a ton, but this is one recipe we do make ahead.
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Our Almond Joy Overnight Oats are made to be as low calorie and healthy as possible.
The objective is to have a healthy breakfast ready for us when we get up.
We use only one teaspoon of maple syrup to sweeten each serving.
Why don’t we add chia seeds to our overnight oats?
I have seen them made with chia seeds, and you can add a tablespoon into this recipe if you would like.
One tablespoon of chia seeds adds a whopping 138 calories!
They also have 9 grams of fat and it is the good-for-you fat.
Buuuut, we are trying to eat a low calorie diet and just can’t eat that many calories in our breakfast.
If you are not eating low calorie, or can cut the calories out of another meal then go ahead and add them.
How many calories in Almond Joy Overnight Oats?
Oats – 113
Almonds – 40
Unsweetened coconut flakes – 30
Mini chocolate chips – 70
Whole milk – 73
Maple syrup – 17
Total calories – 343
This calculation is approximate and will vary depending on the specific brand of these products you use.
One way to lower the calories would be to use a lower calorie milk.
We us whole milk because we are getting older and need the calcium and vitamin D.
We also like it better, especially in our coffee.
According to Harvard Health Publishing – “When it comes to weight, full-fat dairy has been correlated with a decreased risk of obesity. One possible reason is that the fat found in whole milk or a wedge of Brie helps with satiety. Intuitively, this makes sense too. If something has a richer flavor, you may need less of it to feel satisfied”.
According to healthline a half cup of oats have these vitamins and minerals:
- Manganese: 191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
- Copper: 24% of the RDI
- Iron: 20% of the RDI
- Zinc: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
- Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)
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As you can see in the photos (3rd and 5th photos from the top) the jars are pretty full so they are a little tricky to mix up.
The oatmeal doesn’t expand all that much as you can see in the photos.
You can use a bigger jar if you would like.
We like the small jar because it doesn’t take up too much room in our lunch bags when we take them to work.
Sometimes we make a little bit of a mess when we mix them up (especially Lee 😂).
We just wipe the jars down before putting them in the refrigerator.
I have seen other blogs say that these keep well for in the refrigerator for 4 days. We actually make enough for 5 days on Sunday night.
The longer they sit in the refrigerator the more the milk gets absorbed.
These would not keep that long if you don’t use canning type jars.
They would also have shorter shelf like if you swap the coconut, almonds, or chocolate chips with fruit.
Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup not pancake syrup
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- Add all ingredients into an 8 ounce mason jar or other small container. Mix well.
- Let sit in the refrigerator overnight or at least 6 hours.