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Raffaello Overnight Oats (Coconut & White Chocolate)

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These Raffaello overnight oats feature creamy oats infused with coconut milk, coconut yogurt, crunchy almonds, and sweet coconut flakes. Topped with a coconut white chocolate layer, this fantastic breakfast treat will transport your taste buds straight to paradise when you wake up!

2 cups of Raffaello overnight oats on a table

Hi, breakfast lovers!

Say hello to my Raffaello overnight oats, my latest overnight oats recipe!

This breaky is sure to make your taste buds sing with joy. It’s packed with the flavors of coconut, almond, and sweet maple syrup, making it the perfect way to start your day. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also super easy to make and can be prepared in advance, making it a convenient breakfast option for busy mornings.

And the best part? It’s topped with a luscious layer of white chocolate and coconut Greek yogurt, giving it an indulgent touch that will make you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast.

Overnight oats are my go-to breakfast, they’re filling, mostly healthy – until you decide to throw in some Raffaello’s :’) – and taste amazing if you know how to make them right! I’m constantly experimenting with new recipes so that I can vary my breakfast. If you’re also into “90% healthy / 10% indulgent” breakfasts, check out my Banana Biscoff Overnight Oats.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Filling and nutritious. The combination of oats, chia seeds, almonds, and coconut provides a healthy dose of fiber, protein, and healthy fats, keeping you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
  • Tastes like dessert. The white chocolate and coconut Greek yogurt topping adds a decadent touch to the oats, while the optional Raffaello take them to the next level in terms of indulgence.
  • Perfect for Summer. The coconut flavor and chilled texture make these overnight oats a refreshing breakfast option on hot summer days.
  • Easy to Prepare. These overnight oats require minimal effort and can be prepared in advance, making them a convenient breakfast option for busy mornings.
  • Versatile. These overnight oats can be customized to suit different tastes by swapping out ingredients or adjusting the sweetness levels.
  • Impressive Presentation. The beautiful layers and toppings make these overnight oats a stunning visual treat, perfect for impressing guests at brunch or serving as a special breakfast in bed.

a spoon with some Raffaello overnight oats

Ingredients

  • old-fashioned rolled oats – always use rolled oats when making overnight oats. They’ll give you a creamy and chewy texture without getting soggy. On the other hand, instant oats will result in a soggy texture while steel-cut oats are not appropriate for soaking and will remain too hard.
  • chia seeds – chia seeds help thicken the texture of your overnight oats. If you skip them, decrease milk by 60ml / 1/4 cup. They’re also a great source of fiber.
  • coconut Greek yogurt – I always use Greek yogurt in my overnight oats as it is thicker than regular yogurt. I personally like a thick pudding-like consistency when it comes to overnight oats. In this recipe, I use coconut Greek yogurt. You could swap with regular Greek yogurt or yogurt but you’ll lose most of the coconut flavor (which is one of the main flavors in this recipe).
  • maple syrup – I like to use maple syrup as a sweetener for oats but you can replace it with honey, more white sugar, brown sugar or even some lower-calorie sweeteners.
  • sugar – since this recipe doesn’t call for any fruits, maple syrup only did not sweeten it enough for me. So I added a tiny bit of sugar to reach the right sweetness (for my taste). You can skip sugar or adjust the amount according to your own taste.
  • coconut milk – coconut milk is the perfect milk to go with these Raffaello overnight oats. It slightly reinforces the coconut flavor. You can substitute it with regular cow’s milk or other types of milk, since the coconut Greek yogurt is the ingredient that provides most of the coconut flavor.
  • desiccated coconut – adds texture and extra coconut flavor.
  • almonds – crush some almonds and add them to your oats.

top layer

  • white chocolate – I used white chocolate to taste closer to the Raffaello’s as we know them. If that is too sweet for you, you can always decrease the amount of white chocolate. I wouldn’t recommend skipping it, or else you’ll end up with just coconut overnight oats.
  • coconut Greek yogurt – combine the yogurt with the white chocolate once the white chocolate is melted. Do not heat the Greek yogurt.

toppings

  • desiccated coconut – I added extra desiccated coconut on top for presentation, this is not compulsory.
  • Raffaello – Raffaello’s are only here for presentation, I usually don’t add them when having breakfast. Yet if you feel like having these oats as a healthy dessert rather than breakfast, adding them will make your bowl look even more like a dessert.
raffaello overnight oats ingredients

How To Make Raffaello Overnight Oats?

  1. In a bowl, mix together oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, sugar, coconut milk, desiccated coconut and crushed almonds.
  2. Transfer to cups, jars or any small container of your choice – this recipe makes 2 servings.
  3. In a microwave bowl, combine white chocolate and coconut Greek yogurt. and microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted.
  4. Pour the melted spread over the oats and spread it out so that it covers the entire surface of your bowl/cup.
  5. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut and add some Raffaello.
4 photos showing step by step how to make Raffaello overnight oats

Variations

  • Add shaved coconut instead of desiccated coconut.
  • Substitute the almond milk with dairy milk or any other type of milk.
  • Substitute coconut Greek yogurt with regular coconut yogurt.
  • These overnight oats can be made vegan by using dairy-free white chocolate, swapping the yogurt for a plant-based alternative and skipping the Raffaello’s on top.
  • Raspberry Raffaello Overnight Oats – add 1/4 cup of mashed raspberries to the oats mixture, and use dried raspberries or raspberry jam as toppings. Raspberries go really well with coconut and white chocolate 🙂

How To Store

Overnight oats have to be refrigerated and will last up to 4 days however I like to consume mine within 2 to 3 days at maximum. The longer they sit in the refrigerator, the wetter the texture will be.

BEST CONTAINERS TO STORE

  • Any type of glass or plastic container that has a lid on. I have one of these containers and this container is the one I use the most, especially when I used to have my overnight oats in the office. Both of these options are perfect because not only do they have a lid to be carried around. They also have another compartment to add granola, dried fruits, or anything you want to add last minute to keep their crunch.
  • mason jars – these mason jars are great to pour your overnight oats in. Close the lid and bring them to work or school.
  • bowl – when I’m home, sometimes I would just pour my overnight oats into a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
2 cups of Raffaello overnight oats on a table

Emma’s Tips

  • Use old-fashioned rolled oats – this is the best type of oats to get the perfect creamy and slightly chewy texture.
  • Use coconut Greek yogurt – coconut Greek yogurt is the key ingredient that gives the Raffaello flavor to the recipe. Make sure to use a good quality brand that has a strong coconut taste.
  • If you like a thinner oatmeal consistency, add a splash of milk, reduce the amount or omit yogurt or skip chia seeds.
  • These overnight oats are so quick to prep and they hold for up to 4 days in the refrigerator meaning that you can prepare a big batch and have breakfast ready for the entire week.
  • To have your breakfast on the go or out of home, pour your overnight oats into glass or plastic containers with lids.

RECIPE FAQ

ROLLED OATS! As mentioned before, rolled oats (aka old-fashioned oats) are the best type of oats to use in overnight oats. They can be soaked without getting mushy, they hold a chewy texture in which you can still feel the grains.

Instant or quick oats are too finely processed and will disappear into the liquid. That will in turn give you a wet and soggy result. Not what we want.

Steel-cut oats on the other hand are thickly chopped oat kernels. They usually have to be cooked and are not appropriate for soaked overnight oats.

You can, but to keep a thick and rich consistency, decrease the amount of milk by 85ml / 1/3 cup per serving.

Yes, you can use other types of milk such as cow milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc. However, the coconut flavor may be slightly milder.

Oats are a great source of fibre and protein but overnight oats actually have even more benefits than cooked oats. Soaking them allows the starch to break down helping the oats to absorb more nutrients. The soaking process also reduces the natural acid present in the oats. Hence overnight oats encourage better absorption of nutrients and easier digestion for your body.

This is not recommended. Quick or instant oats will give you a mushy consistency.

You can, but for this particular recipe, in which coconut is the star flavor, I would still recommend using coconut Greek yogurt. If you use plain yogurt, you will lose most of the coconut taste.

top view of 2 cups of Raffaello overnight oats on a table

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Raffaello overnight oats in a cup

Raffaello Overnight Oats (10 Minutes)

These Raffaello overnight oats feature creamy oats infused with coconut milk, coconut yogurt, crunchy almonds, and sweet coconut flakes. Topped with a coconut white chocolate layer, this fantastic breakfast treat will transport your taste buds straight to paradise when you wake up!
4.89 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories per serving: 863kcal
Author: Emma Choi

Ingredients

  • 90 g old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 140 g coconut Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 240 ml coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 35 g almonds , crushed

top layer

  • 50 g white chocolate
  • 100 g coconut Greek yogurt

toppings

  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 4 Raffaello | optional

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, sugar, coconut milk, desiccated coconut and crushed almonds.
  • Transfer to cups, jars or any small container of your choice – this recipe makes 2 servings.
  • In a microwave bowl, combine white chocolate and coconut Greek yogurt. and microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted.
  • Pour the melted spread over the oats and spread it out so that it covers the entire surface of your bowl/cup.
  • Sprinkle some desiccated coconut and add some Raffaello (Note 1).

Notes

Raffaello: if having these oats for breakfast, I usually do not add any Raffaello. However, you could also have these as a healthy dessert, in which case you may want to add some Raffaello’s for more indulgence.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 servingsCalories: 863kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 27gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 760mgFiber: 14gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 369mgIron: 4mg
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