This decadent breakfast is perfect for busy mornings because you do all the prep the night before. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, easy to make and with the perfect amount of sweetness. Perfect for chocolate and peanut butter lovers who want a healthy and filling way to start their day.
A healthy breakfast made with chocolate? Count me in! This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe is a delicious breakfast that has quickly become a personal favorite. My sweet tooth loves the rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter mixed with the goodness of old-fashioned oats.
It’s a fabulous make-ahead breakfast recipe to add to your meal plan. I do all the meal prep the night before making the mornings so much less stressful. I don’t like to skip breakfast because I’m usually starving by lunch. Overnight oatmeal is a handy recipe to have.
It kinda reminds me of peanut butter cups. I can’t resist the peanut butter chocolate combination. I would eat this every day if I could for breakfast if I could. You can customize it to suit your tastebuds and keep things interesting!
Why You’ll Love Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats
- Creamy texture and perfectly sweet
- Great way to start your day
- Make the night before to enjoy the next morning
- An easy overnight oats recipe that you can customize
- Perfect breakfast for healthy eating
- Simple ingredients that are easy to find at the grocery store
- Tastes like you’re eating dessert for breakfast
- Old-fashioned oats
- Natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- Chia seeds
- Peanut butter
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Toppings: chocolate chips, peanuts
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Step One: In a large bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- Step Two: In a medium bowl, combine milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk to break apart the peanut butter and mix well.
- Step Three: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well.
- Step Four: Pour the overnight oats into a glass storage container and refrigerate overnight to set.
- Step Five: In the morning, remove the glass container from the fridge. Mix the overnight oats again. If the consistency is not as smooth as you’d like, add another ¼ cup milk and stir. This will give it a more oatmeal-like consistency.
- Step Six: Serve warm or cold with your favorite toppings.
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What to Serve with Chocolate Overnight Oats
You don’t really need anything extra to serve with overnights. You could add some fruit though like a ripe banana, grapes, kiwi, berries, orange or whatever you like. It’s a complete breakfast on its own.
Variations and Substitutions
- Use almond butter instead of peanut butter. You can also use crunchy peanut butter for more texture.
- Try a non-dairy milk to make it vegan. You can use coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, soy milk or almond milk. Jut make sure that your milk of choice is unsweetened.
- Add in half a scoop of protein powder for a boost of extra protein.
- Try some other toppings like flaky sea salt, sliced bananas, or hemp hearts.
Store the chocolate peanut butter overnight oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I Freeze?
Yes, you can freeze overnight oats for up to 3 months. I recommend freezing without the toppings. You can add them after you thaw out the oats.
How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?
You should soak the overnight oats for at least 6 hours in the fridge. Overnight is better though. You’ll love how creamy they are in the morning.
Can I Use Steel-Cut Oats?
You can, but I don’t recommend it. Steel-cut oats can make your overnight oats dense and chewy.
Can I Use Quick Oats?
No, don’t use quick oats (instant oats). They’ll be a soggy mess in the morning. Stick with old-fashioned oats for all your overnight oats recipes!
Best Containers for Overnight Oats
Use an 8oz mason jar with a lid to make two servings or one 16oz mason jar with a lid to make one serving.
You can also buy Overnight Oats jars made just for this kind of recipe!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 ½ tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup milk
- 2 ½ tbsp peanut butter plus more for topping
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk to break apart the peanut butter and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the overnight oats into a glass storage container and refrigerate overnight to set.
- In the morning, remove the glass container from the fridge. Mix the overnight oats again. If the consistency is not as smooth as you'd like, add another ¼ cup milk and stir. This will give it a more oatmeal-like consistency.
- Serve warm or cold with your favorite toppings.
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