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!
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.
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.
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.
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Yields 1 large Serving
- 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
- 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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