Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

Two favorites form the perfect combo for these peanut butter chocolate overnight oats. They’re a tasty breakfast but also great for an afternoon or after dinner snack!

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The first time I heard of overnight oats I wasn’t sure how I felt about the whole idea. I’m not a big fan of oatmeal. It must be some memory from childhood that I push to the back of my head – I’ve had a few bad food experiences when I was young that left me a bit wary of different textures but I’m slowing getting more daring in my food choice. Funny how oatmeal is daring to me but I eat kimchi daily with no qualms.

Anyway, I decided to try overnight oats after hearing raves about it from a number of other bloggers. To my surprise, I really enjoyed them. Plus Matt and I are usually running around so much in the mornings that it’s nice not to have to worry about making a smoothie bowl or baked oatmeal every day (I save those for the weekends).  I can make my oats the night before and just grab them and go the next morning.


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

My take on overnight oats involves peanut butter and chocolate because those are two of my favorite ingredients. If you don’t like peanut butter (which I found out some people don’t to my great surprise), you can use almond butter or another nut butter. If you’re allergic to nuts, try some tahini which is made with sesame seeds.


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Overnight Oat Nutrition

Nutrition-wise, these peanut butter chocolate overnight oats are a great way to start the morning.  Rolled oats are a good source of carbs, protein, dietary fiber, and iron. Cacao powder adds antioxidants, magnesium and iron, while chia seeds add fiber and omega-3s.

I hope you like this breakfast idea as much as I do! I’m obsessed with coming up with new versions of these overnight oats so stay tuned for more options!

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Yields 1 large Serving

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  • 3/4 cup dairy free milk (you may need more if you like a thinner consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or nut butter of choice), softened*
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (can use gluten free oats)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Toppings: sliced bananas, nuts, chocolate chips


  1. I like to mix the wet ingredients (through peanut butter) in a bowl first to make for easier mixing.
  2. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a small mason jar or a container with lid/saran wrap.
  4. Place in the fridge overnight or a few hours until oats are completely softened.
  5. You can store the overnight oats in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  6. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!


If you keep your peanut butter in the refrigerator, it's usually easier to mix if you take it out of the fridge about 10 minutes beforehand so it's not as hard.

You can substitute another nut butter like almond butter for peanut butter if you're not a fan. Or if you're allergic to nuts, you can substitute tahini which is made from sesame seeds. I have not tried tahini in this yet but I would add a bit more vanilla to the recipe if using tahini as it has a milder taste than nuts do.


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28 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

  1. I’m an overnight oat junky!! I especially like to make this the night before my long-run days =) It tastes SO GOOD after a hard workout. And I love your take on it.
    “My take on overnight oats involves peanut butter and chocolate because those are two of my favorite ingredients.”
    I can’t believe this isn’t everyones favourite combo ever 😉
    Thanks so much for sharing this at HVF! I’m featuring your recipe this week. Pinning!

    1. That’s a great idea Kimmy! I’m going to do a longer run this weekend (hopefully) and I’ll make these the night before to have a tasty treat awaiting me when I get home!

      Thank you so much for featuring me on HVF!

  2. It is funny, oatmeal is something people either love or hate. I am not a huge fan, but I tend to like savory or raw versions of it. I still haven’t tried the overnight oats yet, though I might give this one a try.

  3. That looks absolutely delicious! Thank you Kimmy from “Rock my Vegan Socks” for this wonderful blog discovery! It’s always to so fun to see what fellow bloggers have to share!

  4. Can’t go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate, or overnight oats! All of my favs and one of my favorite combos! I also love the addition of chia seeds like you, I find people are either love or hate with that one. Thank you for linking up with us, happy Meatless Monday!

  5. Your line about oatmeal being daring made me laugh 😀 but I can see your point. When I was pregnant with my first son, my loving husband made me a bowl of oatmeal…which I then vomited everywhere (thanks, morning sickness!). After that, I don’t think I could stomach oatmeal for about 5 years. Now I eat it most days! I’m definitely going to try your peanut butter & chocolate overnight oats, they sound perfect for me <3

    1. Aw, I’m glad you can eat it again! That must have been tough. Sometimes what we like or don’t like to eat can be kind of odd to ourselves (like me with oatmeal and kimchi haha).

    1. Hi Bridget! Thanks for stopping by!
      I’ve actually never tried it without the chia seeds. I add them because it kind of binds everything together. A little yogurt might do the same thing. If you do try it without the seeds let me know what you think!

  6. can’t wait to try these!! I always forget about oatmeal and I’m always drinking my advocare meal shake when I have to go into work early! My question, sorry if it’s already been many servings does this recipe call for? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sondra! Thanks so much!

      Sorry about that, I don’t know why I didn’t have my serving on there (I updated). It makes one large serving (about 1 cup) or 2 smaller servings. Sometimes if I can’t finish all of it, I leave the rest in the fridge and have it for a little snack in the afternoon. 🙂

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