Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats

I am a huge oatmeal fan. Oatmeal for breakfast or lunch is a regular staple for me. It’s super easy to throw together and keeps me full for hours. The only problem? During the summer months, I can’t bring myself to eat anything overly warm for breakfast.

Overnight oats are my go to during the warmer months, and I love that I can throw everything together the night before and just grab and go in the mornings.

Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats //  The Krystal Diaries

I actually think overnight oats have a different texture than warm oatmeal. It’s creamier, thicker, and tastier in my opinion. I can see myself having overnight oats well into the chillier months ahead.

There are so many overnight oat recipes out there but chocolate cranberry overnight oats has been my favorite so far. It’s super simple to put together, and each ingredient is things I normally have in my pantry.

Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats // The Krystal Diaries


  1. 1/2 cup organic quick oats
  2. 1 cup organic almond milk
  3. 1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
  4. 1 tsp organic agave syrup
  5. a handful of dried organic cranberries (for topping)
  6. a handful toasted organic coconut (for topping)

Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats Ingredients // The Krystal Diaries


  1. Place oats and cocoa powder in an airtight container (I use mason jars) and mix well. Make sure the cocoa powder evenly covers the oats.
  2. Add in the almond milk and agave syrup. Mix everything well.
  3. Cover and store in fridge overnight.
  4. Top with cranberries and toasted coconut and enjoy!

Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats // The Krystal Diaries

Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats // The Krystal Diaries

Are you a fan of overnight oats?

What’s your go-to easy breakfast?


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  • Reply Kim @ Three Olives Branch

    Overnight oats are so convenient! It is just so hard to get up early some days to make breakfast. Love the idea of cranberries plus chocolate!

    September 5, 2016 at 5:45 PM
  • Reply Lexi

    YUM this looks delicious! I have never tried overnight oats and this recipe has me really excited to make it.

    September 6, 2016 at 1:57 AM
  • Reply MegOhKay

    I have never heard of overnight oats before- what a cool concept. Usually my meals consist of whatever the little guy decides he doesn’t want… soggy cheerios, bites of toast, you know, the usual mommy-fare. I’d love to have something ready to go as I’m chasing him around the house! Thank you!

    September 6, 2016 at 10:03 AM
  • Reply The Golden Girl Diary

    I LOVE overnight oats! I will definitely be trying these!

    September 6, 2016 at 11:07 AM
  • Reply savingcmncents

    I haven’t tried overnight oats but I love the idea of it being quick and easy in the morning but still a decent breakfast! I’m going to try this!

    September 6, 2016 at 12:16 PM
  • Reply Leslie

    I’m a super fan of over night oats. This means i can grab a jar and head out the door. Yum these sound yummy!

    September 6, 2016 at 12:53 PM
  • Reply Samantha Nicole

    These look delicious! I love all things chocolate

    September 6, 2016 at 8:04 PM
  • Reply Sarah Ricker

    I love overnight oats and this sounds like such a yummy recipe! I have only done blueberry and apple/cinnamon. This is on my list next!

    September 6, 2016 at 8:11 PM
  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Totally agree with you about the texture of overnight oats. They seem chewier (which I actually love)! This is a great combo — who doesn’t love chocolate?! And for breakfast!! 🙂

    September 6, 2016 at 10:37 PM
  • Reply Tara L

    YUMMY! This looks so decadent and delicious. I must try this recipe sometime soon.

    September 6, 2016 at 11:05 PM
  • Reply Melissa

    This sounds perfect for back to school time now. I want to try this and see if my son likes it. I know it’s something I will definitely enjoy.

    September 7, 2016 at 12:46 AM
  • Reply annalisanuttall

    Yum this seriously look delicious. xx Perfect for breakfast and for a snack. xx

    September 7, 2016 at 3:31 AM
  • Reply Louise

    Love this – I am always looking for new healthy ideas! Will give this one a go, thanks!

    September 7, 2016 at 5:04 AM
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I’m a recent convert to the wonderful world of overnight oats. Loving your recipe suggestion!

    September 7, 2016 at 5:26 AM
  • Reply Valerie Ratliff

    I was just talking to my hubby about overnight oats. So going to try this.

    September 7, 2016 at 11:54 AM
  • Reply Adaleta Avdić

    This look so tasty, and I have some oats now but not as good looking as these 😉 xx Adaleta Avdic

    September 7, 2016 at 1:07 PM
  • Reply chelseajacobs

    These look SO delicious!

    September 7, 2016 at 1:48 PM
  • Reply Beth Shankle Anderson

    I love cranberries! I think they are the perfect fruit. Terrific recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Beth ||

    September 7, 2016 at 2:10 PM
  • Reply Jasmine Watts

    Yumm.. This looks so delicious! I have never tried overnight oats but now excited to make it!

    September 8, 2016 at 12:45 AM
  • Reply Anamika Ojha

    It looks so yum and healthy breakfast! Can’t wait to try it!

    September 8, 2016 at 10:55 PM
  • Reply honeywhatscooking

    This sounds so yummy. Looks good. You have almond milk and milk mentioned in your ingredients, but you don’t mention when to add the milk in the directions. Not sure if this is an error, but was wondering if your ratio is 1:2 or 1;4. 🙂

    September 10, 2016 at 9:56 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Step 2 is when you add the milk to the oats 🙂

      September 10, 2016 at 3:06 PM
  • Reply Kaylie

    looks so yummy!

    September 13, 2016 at 10:42 AM
    • Reply Krystal


      September 15, 2016 at 1:21 PM

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