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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snack

Delicious and nutritious afternoon snack idea.

Try this creamy chocolate goodness for an afternoon snack or evening dessert. You won't regret it! Get the recipe at jillconyers.com.

Here’s a nutritious and delicious decadent twist on your standard afternoon snack: Stir in protein packed chocolate protein powder and antioxidant-rich cacao powder for rich, chocolate flavor and top off the creamy whole grain oats with your favorite sweet berries and shaved dark chocolate.

You’ll feel like you’re eating dessert!

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snack

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snack

A nutritious and delicious decadent twist on afternoon snacking. A smaller serving of gluten free whole grain oats topped with dark chocolate and your favorite sweet berries.


  • 1/3 cup dry gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate shavings (or chips)
  • 1/2 cup berries
  • Stevia to taste


  1. In a small bowl stir together the oats, almond milk, chia, About Time Chocolate Protein Powder, cacao powder and optional Stevia.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  3. To serve. Remove cover, stir the oat mixture and top with your favorite berries and dark chocolate shavings.
  4. Enjoy!


Serve cold or for melted dark chocolate on top warm in the microwave before adding the toppings. Either way you can't go wrong with this snack.

Try this creamy chocolate goodness for an afternoon snack or evening dessert. You won't regret it! Get the recipe at jillconyers.com.

This is eating seasonal at its best. I’m a little a lot partial to sweet juicy strawberries right now.

Try this creamy chocolate goodness for an afternoon snack or evening dessert. You won't regret it! Get the recipe at jillconyers.com.

The oats, berries and lots of chocolate make it delicious.

What makes this a nutritious snack?

Protein – B-Strong plant-based protein adds 16 grams of complete protein, prebiotics and 50% of of daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals without artificial additives.

Cacao – Cacao beans contain natural chemicals called flavonoids, a type of antioxidant compound that promotes general health.

Oats – Low calorie food; stops cravings, stays in your stomach longer, making you feel full longer, provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein, stabilizes blood sugar and reduces risk of diabetes (type 2), high fiber and complex carbohydrates slow down the conversion of this whole food to simple sugars, high levels of magnesium nourish the body’s proper use of glucose and insulin secretion, removes your bad cholesterol (without affecting your good cholesterol), contains unique antioxidants beneficial for heart disease, protects against heart failure, and enhances immune response to disease.

Strawberries – Helps burn stored fat, boosts short term memory, low in calories, high in fiber, ease Inflammation, lower cardiovascular disease, promote bone health, anti-aging properties, and good for weight loss.

Chia – Contain massive amounts of nutrients with very few calories, loaded with antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are from fiber, high quality protein, can help you lose weight, high in Omega-4 fatty acids, may lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes, contain bone nutrients, and can improve exercise performance as much as a sports drink.

That’s serious nutrition in a bowl! Maybe I should have called this a superfood snack.

Resources: Whole FoodsAuthority Nutrition

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  1. Yes yes !!! This is definitely something I would live and the fact I can add my chai seeds even better ! Laci

  2. Oh my! I would definitely love to dig into this. Im convinces that chocolate and strawberry is one of the best combos. 🙂

  3. This sure packs a punch when it comes to protein and that is exactly what I need.

  4. This would certainly be one way for me to enjoy chia seeds more often. I am loving that you use Cacao!

  5. Yum! I’m always looking for a new twist on oatmeal. And those strawberries look so tasty; I can’t wait for strawberries to be in season again.

  6. I love overnight oats and this chocolate version is perfect for my sweet cravings after dinner!

  7. chocolate + oatmeal AND strawberries? this is heaven in a bowl and i can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend! xx

  8. This looks delicious, and I love that I could get gluten free oats and make these! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  9. I used to make no-bake cookies that are prety close to this recipe! I can only imagine how yummy this is!

  10. This sounds like a really good healthy treat. Yum! I’ll have to try it.

  11. Man oh man…those strawberries look so good! I’ve been meaning to try some flavored protein powders. I know that chocolate is the way I need to go first.

  12. This is a great snack/desert idea Jill! I admit I’ve done the chia with choc protein powder too, but not used oats in it, adding that in next time! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. This sounds absolutely amazing! I am going to have to make some of this later!

  14. This looks delicious! Chocolate and strawberries is always a lovely combination.

  15. Oh this is exactly what I need in my life today! It looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. this looks so good. since i changed the way i eat a few months ago, I am only eating REAL food and this would fit into my plan 😉

  17. My mouth is watering! I love chocolate, like really LOVE chocolate. This looks amazing!

  18. This sounds amazing. I love chocolate and I love oatmeal so this sounds perfect especially with a cup of milky tea xx

  19. Oh my that does sound delicious! And good for you, too. I’d call that an all around winning snack.

  20. Oh yum! Pinning this for later. Strawberries are not in season here and I am not thinking this will taste as good with frozen strawberries as it will with fresh. I have to admit that anything with Double chocolate is soon to be another one of my guilty pleasures!

  21. These look great and healthy! I am looking to add in more healthy options, so this is perfect. Never tried chia… excited to!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  22. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Now THIS is my kind of snack. I will definitely be trying this and SOON!

    1. Hi Patty. Have you tried your cacao yet? If you like it you should try cacao nibs next.

  23. You always have such great recipes! This looks like a healthy indulgence!

    1. Thanks Courtney. I share the nutrients so everyone could enjoy guilt free 🙂

  24. Yum! Love easy ways to get in extra protein like this recipe. I feel like this would be good with raspberries, too, which are my favorite. Thanks for the great recipe, Jill!

    1. Hi Sue, the oats aren’t any mushier than preparing it as regular oatmeal. Still love Skoop more than any other but I needed a chocolate protein powder. About Time is really good!

      Skoop needs to make a chocolate protein powder 🙂

  25. I love blackberries, cherries, and raspberries and I like to put them in everything! This looks delicious…Thanks for sharing! XOXO

    1. Happy to share. I love cherries! Is it possible to over indulge on cherries 🙂

  26. YUM! Snack or breakfast….. well in our house as we usually enjoy this for breakfast. 😉 I will have to try it for snack! We have chia pudding for a snack but I have never added oats to it for a snack, perfect afternoon pick me up!

    1. Hi Sarah, it’s a smaller snack size portion otherwise it would be breakfast in our house too! Let me know what you think after you try it 🙂

  27. I had oatmeal for a snack last week and loved it! It was such a nice switch up from the usual bars and such. I love the addition of cocoa powder to it too! This looks so good, Jill!

  28. I love oatmeal , chocolate and berries! This looks Delish! I have seen a couple posts now containing this protein powder but I have not tried it.

  29. There you come again with your delicious recipes, Jill.
    Pinned to try it very soon. I will let you know it when I do it.

  30. I love oatmeal, both for its taste and its health benefits. Adding the chocolate into it is genius – it’s like a healthy twist on an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!

  31. Hi Jill! You know, I’ve never thought of oatmeal as a snack, because I so often have overnight oats as breakfast — but it’s so darn good for you, why not have it again? This sounds yummy!

    1. Hi Ashley. The smaller portion of oats is perfect for a delicious satisfying and healthy snack. Like you said, why not have it again 🙂

    1. Janelle this is a no guilt snack! There are too many nutrients to feel guilty about eating it 🙂

  32. I’m a sucker for strawberries and chocolate! I bet this would also taste great with raspberries. 🙂

  33. What a great afternoon snack! My sweet tooth hits the hardest in the afternoon, and this would totally satisfy it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Happy to share Ree! Cravings. If I’m going to have them there’s a good chance it’s in the afternoon. Probably 3-5.

  34. This looks so yummy. I am trying to avoid grains right now but when that phase is over….

    1. I’m playing catch up Margo! Is the no grains phase over? I need to look for updates on your blog 🙂

  35. Oh my!! I would CERTAINLY be looking forward to SNACK TIME if this is what I were eating!

  36. Okay, this looks REALLY yummy and satisfying! This would be a great recovery snack for my triathlete clients!

  37. Looks amazing and yes to strawberries. THey are SO good right now!

    1. It’s the nutrients in chia Deborah! And you gotta love chia pudding 🙂

      Chia pets are brought up at work anytime I mention chia seeds. Co-workers think it’s hilarious that I eat them. ha!

  38. This would definitely make a nice dessert or night time snack! Looks delicious!

  39. Yum. I would totally enjoy this. Do you like this protein powder as much as Skoop? I just can’t get enough of the B Strong but they should come out with a chocolate variety.

    1. Hi Meredith. No. I like About Time protein but I still prefer Skoop. I needed chocolate for this recipe and as you know Skoop doesn’t have chocolate. I wonder if there are plans to make a chocolate variety? Should be 🙂

  40. double chocolate!? I am in! This sounds delicious jill, and chocolate with strawberries…..doesnt get much better of a pairing than that! Thanks for linking up friend!

    1. Thanks for hosting Meatless Monday Tina! I hope to be back on track with creating recipes as soon as I take the NASM PT exam. Studying is taking a lot more time than I expected.

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