Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats

Have you noticed we’re really into healthy recipes right now? Well, why let the good times stop just because it’s breakfast? We love these Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats. Make them the night before and then be prepared for some oohs and ahhs first thing in the morning.

If you like healthy, plant-based recipes to start off your day, check out this Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie recipe, or listen in as I talk about Why Green Smoothies Matter on the Namely Marly Podcast.

A bowl of vegan German chocolate overnight oats with a bowl of raw oatmeal and a bowl of chocolate chips behind it.

Healthy. It’s a loaded word these days. It’s so easy to get confused about what it means to be healthy. Low carb? High protein? Low fat? All the fat? It’s enough to make your head spin. Hmm. I wonder if that will be a new workout trend. 🙂

That’s why lately I’ve taken to monitoring how I feel after I eat certain foods. When something I eat makes me feel “not great” then I try to eat less of it. But when I feel good? Eat more of that stuff.

How’s that for rocket science!

I hate to admit this, but avoiding refined processed sugars is an easy way for me to feel my best. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been featuring more healthy desserts lately. Also, I like keeping gluten to a minimum. There are so many fun ways to do that thanks to things like lettuce wraps. The other thing I love is making sure I start my day with high-quality foods, like smoothies or this high protein vegan german chocolate overnight oats.

Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats

The combination of flavors in this recipe is simply hard to overlook. We begin with a chocolate, protein powder infused oatmeal. The beautiful thing about overnight oats is that there’s no cooking involved. Simply combine the ingredients, like oatmeal, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, and some plant-based milk, then let it sit in the fridge overnight. Then when you get up the next morning, either sprinkle the top with fresh coconuts or toast it for an even crunchier, tastier topping.

So, it’s chocolate-infused oatmeal topped with coconut flakes, almond slivers, and chocolate chips. That’s why I’m calling this vegan german chocolate overnight oats. Fun fact: Did you know German Chocolate is actually an American creation? The person who created it? His last name was German, which is where the name comes from. Typically you make German Chocolate by combining dark chocolate with coconut and pecans, but I went for almond slivers in this recipe. Why? Because I like to be different, but also because I think almond slivers are a little easier to find.

Besides, this recipe is made with Forever Body’s Sprouted Probiotic Protein Powder. It’s made with organic protein powder, organic cranberry powder, organic hemp, and even some organic sacha inchi, to produce a chocolate protein powder full of amino acids, omega-3s, fiber, probiotics, and more.

A bowl of vegan german chocolate overnight oats sits next to a container of protein powder, chocolate chips, and raw oats.

Basically, you’ll love this recipe because it’s so easy, but you’ll come back for more because it tastes so good. I also love that the addition of protein makes it filling. Because that 10:21 am stomach churn in the middle of your staff meeting is no fun for anyone.

We got so excited about this vegan german chocolate overnight oats recipe so much we made it into a video for you:

This Recipe Needs You

In my mind, a recipe is like penciled words on a page begging for an eraser. Because I love to play around in the kitchen, I encourage you to as well. Take a long look at this recipe. What would you like to change about it? If you’d love some ideas to get started, here are some of my thoughts on ways to play around with this Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe:

  • Change out the almond slivers for chopped pecans
  • Rather than toasting the coconut flakes and nuts, serve them fresh
  • Add granola as a topping
  • In addition to the other ingredients, add a teaspoon or two of peanut butter powder
  • Add a half teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the oatmeal

Of course you can serve this Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats for breakfast. But hey, why not try it for dessert! It’s perfect either way. You can also serve it with some Green Tea Iced Chai Tea for a nice, refreshing change of pace.

A close-up of German chocolate overnight oats with chocolate chips and sliced almonds on top.
A bowl of vegan German chocolate overnight oats with a bowl of raw oatmeal and a bowl of chocolate chips behind it.

German Chocolate Overnight Oats

Craving cake, but know you want to stick with health goals? You’re gonna love this gluten-free Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons Forever Body Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon stevia sweetener*
  • ¾ cup plant-based milk
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons chocolate chips


  • Combine the rolled oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and stevia in a lidded container. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the plant-based milk over the oatmeal mixture. Stir to combine. Place the lid on the container and refrigerate for at least two hours, up to overnight.
  • Before serving, place the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut flakes and chopped pecans. Cook for 3 – 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the coconut and pecans are toasted.
  • Pour the overnight oats into a serving container. Top with toasted coconut flakes and pecan pieces and cacao nibs.

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* Use sweetener of your choice and add more or less, depending on your preference for sweetness
Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Calcium 348mg35%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

You know, if you’re into vegan oatmeal recipes, you’re gonna love these:

Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats

Thanks again to Forever Body Plant Protein Powder for sponsoring today’s post. Thanks to you for supporting the brands that we love!

8 Responses to Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMelanie Deardorff Reply

    Love to prep oatmeal the night before (a little gift to my future self to save time the next morning!) — so I will give your recipe a try.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You sound just like Shawn. He loves to talk about things he does for his future self – like not eating all the cookies. I’m like…forget my FUTURE self. My current self is all about all the cookies RIGHT NOW. 🙂 It’s an area of self improvement focus, for sure.

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMargie Lindhorst Reply

    Yum. Making some tonight.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Margie. Hope you love it!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDiane Reply

    Yummy!!!! Can’t wait to make this!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Me too! 🙂

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJessica Reply

    Delicious! Sliced in some banana in the morning and loved it!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      What a great idea, Jessica! Bananas make just about everything better! ❤️

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