Magical, Chocolate, Chia & Oat Jam Jars


You know it’s going to be a good day {and it has been!} when your breakfast turns into an impromptu blog post.  Every time I make a batch of chia seed pudding or a bowl of overnight oats, I think to myself “Make this more often!!!”…and then, life happens {and neither of those things do}.

BUT in an effort to get my energy up after last week, I have been on a superfood binge, complete with the most important meal of the day, every day.  As I was mixing up my chia last night, I decided to experiment and mix up some oats too…and jam them together.  See what I did there? : )  And…drumroll please…it was excellent!

I called these jars magical because the whole notion that seeds and almond milk can turn into creamy goodness overnight is pretty spectacular in-and-of-itself, but also because I used Cacao Magic powder to give the oats their chocolate flavor.  I bought this blend a couple of months ago and have been adding it to smoothies, sprinkling it on fruit, and have even tried it in my coffee (Yum!).  I also love the story behind its creation, and all of the anti-aging and anti-inflammatory ingredients that this particular blend contains (Plus, it tastes like chocolate, hello!?!).  All of that being said, you don’t need Cacao Magic to make this recipe, as you could easily sub in ground cacao, or unsweetened cocoa powder.

There is really no excuse not to fill up a jar, as the prep work will take a total of 5 minutes, provide you with a delicious and nutritious {portable} breakfast or snack, and give you hours worth of fuel!  Trust me, this is the first day in a quite a few that I actually feel like I am getting. things. done.  I owe it all to this super-duper mashup, of course ; )







Magical, Chocolate, Chia & Oat Jam Jars
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Recipe type: Clean Eats
Serves: 4
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding:
  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey OR Agave Nectar OR Maple Syrup
  • ½ Cup Chia Seeds
  • Chocolate Coffee Overnight Oats:
  • ¾ Cup Almond Milk
  • ¼ Cup Brewed Coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon Cacao Magic OR Cacao Powder OR Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey OR Agave Nectar OR Maple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • For the Jars:
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Topping Ideas: Almonds, Berries, Bee Pollen, Cacao Nibs, Maple Syrup
  1. To make the chia pudding: Mix the almond milk, vanilla extract, and sweetener in a bowl. Add the chia seeds and stir to combine. Allow the seeds to set for 20 minutes, and then stir once more. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  2. To make the overnight oats. Mix the almond milk, coffee, powder, and sweetener in a bowl. Add the rolled oats and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. To make the jars (You could also do this in a bowl, of course!): Layer the chia pudding, coconut flakes, and overnight oats. Sprinkle with desired toppings.
I like adding the coffee to my oats because I think it gives them a more robust flavor, and is an extra pick-me-up, but including it is optional. If you want to keep things caffeine-free, replace the coffee with an additional ¼ cup of almond milk.



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15 Responses to Magical, Chocolate, Chia & Oat Jam Jars

  1. This looks delicious. I haven’t gotten into the chia seeds craze yet, but I think I’ll give this a try!

  2. katelon says:

    Question…I don’t like oatmeal, don’t like the mushiness of it. What texture does the oatmeal mixture turn out like?

  3. Yael says:

    Wow. This is just absolutely magnificent. I love this!

  4. Okay, I officially need to jump on the chia bandwagon… looks delish!

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  6. Joyce P. Sechler says:

    I’m confused. Your recipe says “Cook time: 2 hours”; however, nowhere in the recipe says anything about heating anything and for how long????? Do you cook the pudding until thick and cook the chocolate coffee overnight oats and then cool each before putting them in the jars; or do you wait until the morning and then cook then entire jar? Joyce

    • jjbegonia says:

      Hi Joyce! There is no actual cooking involved in this recipe, but my formatting requires that you list one (Or in this case, a “wait” time.)…I put the 2 hours in there, as you do technically need at least 2 hours for both the pudding and the oats to set up properly (They plump and thicken on their own, without heat). I hope that helps : )

  7. Kamonycil says:

    They look and sound fantastic! By any chance would you have an idea of the calorie count?

  8. Catherine says:

    What size jars are you using? How many servings does it make?

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