Brownie batter breakfast in a cup

Who doesn’t love licking the brownie batter bowl! Except this version is a little more virtuous than the traditional kind. This overnight oatmeal is one of the easiest, yummiest, and well balanced breakfasts that can be thrown together the night before, and is ready when you are in the morning!

It just doesn’t get better (or easier) than this!

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt (or mashed banana)
2 tbs Unsweetened cocoa powder (or more, to taste)
1/8 tsp Salt
2 tbs stevia or 1/4 cup sugar of your choice, or honey, or maple syrup
1 cup oats

In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Divide between 2 small bowls, mugs, or mason jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least an hour so the oats soften and absorb the liquid). Top with chopped nuts or topping of choice if desired! Enjoy cold, or microwave for 30-60 seconds to enjoy warm!

Variations:

Omit cocoa powder and add the following:
1. Mango swirl – 1/2 cup pureed mango or raspberry or combination of both, then top with walnuts and fresh or frozen blueberries. Magnificent!
2. Coconut and orange – 2 tablespoons of coconut and zest of an orange and 1 tsp vanilla essence
Peanut butter – 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter – add extra nuts
3. Apple pie – make sure milk is non dairy, add 1 grated apple, cinnamon to taste, brown sugar to taste and a dash of nutmeg
4. Raspberry coconut – add 1/2 cup pureed raspberries, 1/4 dessicated coconut, use coconut milk. Top with extra berries and coconut.

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Brownie Batter version adapted from recipe by www.dashingdish.com