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Paleo Overnight Oats with Phat Fudge

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Overnight oats are the new trend in healthy breakfasts. They are made by soaking rolled oats in milk or yogurt and leaving them in the refrigerator for several hours. When you wake up, you can enjoy a nutritious breakfast that provides all-day energy.

The breakfast dish is often combined with fruit, nuts, seeds, spices, honey, maple syrup, and other ingredients that enhance its taste and nutritional value. This recipe includes ingredients that make it a great pre-workout choice. It will also keep you focused throughout the day.

What are Paleo Overnight Oats?

Typical overnight oats are a healthy pudding-like snack or breakfast option. Just add milk (or a dairy-free milk substitute) to oats and let it sit overnight to soak. When you make it at home, you can add tasty and nutritious ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, or even chocolate and peanut butter for a heartier flavor.

Paleo overnight oats, however, are free of any oats or grains. If you have allergies to oats or are following a paleo diet, paleo overnight oats – such as outlined in this recipe – can fulfill your craving for oatmeal with a grain-free and oat-free substitute. I recommend blending a combination of nuts, flax and chia seeds to form an oatmeal-like consistency.

What is the difference between paleo and keto?

The paleo diet is a low-carb, high-protein diet, often referred to as the “caveman diet,” because it focuses on eating only whole foods instead of processed foods. On the other hand, the keto diet includes a low-carb, high-fat plan that helps the body get into a state of ketosis where it burns stored fat instead of carbohydrates for energy.

Paleo Overnight Oats Phat Fudge Recipe



  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, pecans, or sunflower seeds (or for a non-paleo option substitute with oats)
  • 1 scoop of protein
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 10 oz of milk (I used a chocolate cashew almond milk. Coconut milk is also a great choice.)
  • 1 tsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of Phat Fudge



  • Sliced bananas
  • Almond butter
  • Coconut shreds
  • Blueberries
  • Cinnamon



  1. Toss nuts into a food processor until they blend into a grainy mixture. Add chia seeds, ground flax, maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt and coconut milk in a bowl or jar, and stir well
  2. Seal the container and place it in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours (at least four hours). The base of the ingredients will absorb the milk and become soft and creamy.
  3. Remove and open the container. Add your favorite toppings. Dig in and enjoy!

These paleo overnight oats are to die for. I make these at least 3 times a week! They’re so easy and if you have a sweet tooth like me, they’re extremely satisfying! Also, I make sure to pack in a ton of protein and healthy fats to keep me full for hours! Make this tonight so you can enjoy tomorrow morning.

What are the Health Benefits of Overnight Oats?

  • Nutrient Dense: Nuts and seeds are rich in nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and complex carbs.
  • High in Fiber: Nuts and seeds are rich in fiber which boosts satiety, benefits heart health, improves digestion, lowers cholesterol, and regulates blood sugar levels.
  • Rich In Protein: The breakfast food is rich in protein, an essential building block of tissue and muscle. It also promotes satiety and supports lean muscle growth.
  • Easy to Make: Regardless of which recipe you choose, overnight oats are always easy to prepare. Simply mix the oats with your preferred ingredients, leave them in the refrigerator to chill, and enjoy.
  • Customizable: You can add various ingredients to your overnight oats to ensure the recipe suits your taste and nutritional preferences.


Other Recipe Ingredients

The added ingredients in this recipe make it a particularly healthful choice. Here is a breakdown of the benefits they provide:

  • Protein: Although rolled oats are already rich in protein, it doesn’t hurt to add an extra scoop to promote energy and help repair and build muscles and tissue.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are rich in fiber, highly nutritious, and loaded with antioxidants. They may support weight loss, boost heart health, help build strong bones, and reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Milk: Milk is typically a dairy product known for supporting bones and teeth. However, today there are all sorts of milk products including non-dairy soy and almond milk. Each is high in nutrients that boost health and support fitness.
  • Bananas: Bananas support heart health and provide energy. They are a good source of potassium and antioxidants.
  • Almond Butter: Almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats that lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
  • Coconut: Coconuts are rich in medium-chain fatty acids which are easier to digest than animal fats. They improve oral health and may support weight loss.
  • Blueberries: Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that reduce the risk of chronic disease and support general health.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also benefit heart and brain health.


How much protein in overnight oats?

Phat Fudge is a paleo, high fat, organic, focused ketogenic performance fudge that can replace your sugary pre- and post-workout snacks. One serving packet of Phat Fudge contains 3 grams – 5 grams of protein depending on the flavor you choose.


How long do overnight oats last?

In an airtight mason jar, overnight oats can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 5 days. That’s a great help if you’re meal-prepping healthy breakfasts or snacks for yourself or your family during the week. It’s perfect for an active lifestyle!


Phat Fudge is the Ideal Addition to Overnight Oats

Add Phat Fudge to the milk in your overnight oats to enhance your athletic performance throughout the day. It is tahini-powered, gluten-free, paleo and keto-friendly, and made with real ingredients. Choose from three delicious options to determine which are best suited to your health goals.

What’s your favorite way to eat Phat Fudge?

Editor’s Note: A special shout-out to our friends at Healthful Ev and Real Simple for this delicious, paleo-friendly breakfast featuring, you guessed it, Phat Fudge!