Two tasty flavors combine to 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!
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.
People rave about overnight oats so thought I’d give them a try. I’m so glad I did because they are soooo good!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats
My take on overnight oats involves peanut butter and chocolate because those are two of my favorite ingredients.
These chocolate and peanut butter overnight oats taste a lot like dessert without all the sugar. I add a little maple sugar for sweetness but these contain no refined sugar.
It’s a fun way to start the day and I bet kids would love these too.
If you don’t like peanut butter (say whaaat?) or if you are allergic, you can use almond butter or another nut butter. If you’re allergic to nuts, try some tahini which is made with sesame seeds.
Easy Morning Breakfast
Matt and I are usually running around so much in the mornings that it’s nice not to have another thing to think about. While I love my smoothie bowls and baked oatmeal I usually save those for the weekends.
I can make my overnight oats the night before and just grab them and go the next morning – so easy.
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 chocolatey 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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Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats
Two tasty flavors combine to 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!
- 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
- sliced bananas, nuts, chocolate chips
I like to mix the wet ingredients (through peanut butter) in a bowl first to make for easier mixing.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Transfer the mixture into a small mason jar or a container with lid/saran wrap.
Place in the fridge overnight or a few hours until oats are completely softened.
You can store the overnight oats in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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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Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who helps clients regain their energy, confidence and health by adapting and enjoying a plant-based diet. By uniting her functional nutrition education with her passion for plants and mindfulness, Mary Ellen offers a completely holistic and science-based approach to designing a healthy, plant-based life. When she’s not reading up on the latest nutrition research, you can find Mary Ellen doting on her two rescue shih tzus, creating the perfect vegan mac & cheese, or exploring the world with her husband.