Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats take 5 minutes to prepare and make a delicious high protein breakfast for a busy morning. Simply mix them up in a jar the night before and wake up to breakfast ready and waiting for you!
I'm a big fan of oats for breakfast. Whether it's a cozy bowl of creamy coconut milk oatmeal, Bircher muesli or a grab and go Banana Oatmeal Blueberry Muffin, they leave me feeling full and ready to tackle the day ahead.
And with the winning chocolate peanut butter combo we all know and love, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are no exception. It's like having dessert for breakfast!
Here's what you need to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats:
This recipe combines my standard overnight oats mixture of oats (certified gluten-free if necessary), dairy-free milk of choice, chia seeds, a tiny drop of maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Then cocoa, peanut butter and chocolate chips are added for flavour, extra fiber and protein. Basically all vegan staples.
For a healthier option, you can switch the chocolate chips for cacao nibs and the cocoa powder for cacao powder. Adjust to taste though as cacao powder tends to be stronger. The maple syrup can be switched for any other sweetener, such as stevia or a chopped Medjool date or can be omitted completely.
Success tip - Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a slightly softer texture. I don't recommend using steel cut oats for this recipe.
Overnight oats with chocolate and peanut butter are so good, but if you're not a fan of peanut butter you can use any other seed or nut butter, or just give my Chocolate Overnight Oats, Coffee Overnight Oats, or Ginger Chocolate Overnight Oats a try instead!
How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Overnight oatmeal recipes are so quick and easy to make! Here's how it's done:
- Add the oats to a mason jar or any other small container.
- Add the other ingredients.
- Top up with plant milk of choice.
- Stir up, cover with a lid then leave in the fridge. Your overnight oats will be ready to eat in the morning!
Eat straight from the jar or spoon out and into a bowl then top with an extra swirl of peanut butter! Add extra liquid to thin (more milk or even cold coffee) if necessary and top with toppings of choice. Sliced banana, fresh raspberries, strawberries, vegan yogurt or date caramel works really well.
How to store
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge so you can make up a batch of them ready for easy breakfasts all week long. Overnight oats recipes are so good for meal prep at the weekend!
This recipe already contains approximately 19 grams of protein per serving but to increase that you can be sure to use soy milk, and add vegan yogurt, extra seeds and nuts (hemp seeds are particularly high in protein) or a scoop of protein powder. Note that you will need to add a drop more milk if you add protein powder.
Yes if that's your preference. Simply microwave for 30 to 60 seconds or spoon out into a pan and heat over a low heat. If they become a little too thick simply thin with a little more plant milk.
Use any nut butter in place of the peanut butter. Cashew butter or almond butter work well. If you need them to be completely nut-free use seed butter such as tahini, sunflower or pumpkin seed butter and a plant milk that is not nut-based.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight OatsAuthor:
- ½ cup (50 grams) oats , old fashioned or rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats if necessary)
- 1 tablespoon dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter , (add an extra tablespoon for more peanut flavour)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup , or 1 chopped medjool date
- 1 small pinch fine salt
- ¾ cup (180 mls) plant milk
- Add all of the ingredients to a small jar or lidded container that will hold at least 8fl oz (250ml).
- Stir, or put the lid on and shake really well.
- Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or up to 5 days.
- Stir then serve straight from the jar or spoon into a bowl.