Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe makes breakfast simple and delicious! It’s made with minimal ingredients and only a few minutes of prep work. Store chocolate peanut butter oatmeal in a mason jar or bowl and serve either hot or cold for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.

A glass full of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

I love overnight oats chocolate with peanut butter for the simplicity and flavor it brings to the kitchen. Sometimes all we want a delicious, easy breakfast. Am I right?

I mean, I’m not always my high-energy self first thing in the morning. So, knowing that breakfast is ready can be a huge relief! Besides, I’m a huge fan of the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter.

For example, there’s my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake. Amazing is the word that comes to mind! Of course, we love having our Green Smoothies, too.

Here’s the important thing to note, you can have this delicious recipe any time of day — even for dessert. It’s just that good! I love having flexibility in a recipe like that.

What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oatmeal is a healthy, simple make-ahead breakfast recipe. Technically a raw oatmeal recipe because it’s simply serving soaked oatmeal. It’s amazing how tender the oatmeal becomes after it’s soaked.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Adding vegan yogurt to overnight keeps this recipe dairy-free while adding creamy goodness to every bite
  • Cocoa powder adds a rich, chocolate flavor
  • Peanut butter powder is made from defatted peanuts, just like cocoa powder, and adds tasty peanut butter flavor to these oats
  • Topping each serving with a drizzle of peanut butter and chocolate chips adds visual panache and flavor!

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Peanut butter powder — You can use your favorite peanut butter powder here, such as PB2
  • Vegan yogurt — I like using plain vegan yogurt, which I can find at health food stores. There are so many options these days!
  • Almond milk — Any plant-based milk will do here, such as soy or almond milk. If yours is not vanilla-flavored, add a bit of vanilla to the oatmeal sauce.
  • Rolled oats — This is also referred to as old-fashioned oats. You can use instant oats too.
  • Cocoa powder — Either natural or dutch-process cocoa powder will work.
  • Sweetener — Use your favorite sweeteners, such as maple syrup, agave nectar, or even a zero-calorie sweetener, which is what I’m recommending.
  • Chocolate Chips — We’ll add a few dairy-free chocolate chips to the mix to keep the chocolate flavor front of mind.
  • Peanut butter — Adding a drizzle of peanut butter on top brings out the best flavors in this tasty dish.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

  1. Make the sauce by stirring together peanut butter powder, vegan yogurt, and almond milk until smooth. Scoot ingredients to one side of the bowl.
  2. Stir the oats, cocoa powder, and sweetener in the other half of the bowl.
  3. Gradually incorporate the yogurt mixture in with the oat mixture.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight.
  5. To serve, transfer to individual serving containers. Top each serving with chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter.

Ingredient Spotlight

A bowl is full of old-fashioned oats, waiting to be cooked.

What Oats are Best for Overnight Oats?

There are three main types of oats that are used in baking: 1) Steel Cut, 2) Rolled or Old-fashioned, and 3) Instant. For overnight oats, I don’t recommend using steel-cut oats because they’re too dense to soften without cooking. Choosing rolled oats will give you a chewier texture and takes longer to soften. Instant oats will be less chewy and will soften sooner. I prefer rolled oats for overnight oats, but it’s a matter of personal preference.

Here is a more detailed step-by-step guide:

Step One: Prepare the Sauce

Pour vegan protein powder, peanut butter powder, plain vegan yogurt, and plant-based milk in a bowl.

I’m using peanut butter powder to purposefully here. It adds both texture and protein, which can help you stay full longer.

A hand holds a measuring cup and pours plant-based milk over peanut butter powder.

Marly’s Tips

Add a mashed banana to the yogurt sauce to transform this very recipe into a chocolate peanut butter banana overnight oats. It’s amazing!

Step Two: Prepare the Oats

Either use a separate bowl or scoot the yogurt mixture to the side of a bowl and prepare the oats in the other half.

A bowl of oats mixed with cocoa powder and other ingredients.

Step Three: Combine Ingredients

Stir the peanut butter chocolate oatmeal mixture with the yogurt mixture and give it a good stir, to make sure all the oats are coated.

Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour or up to overnight. After a little time to soak, the oatmeal gets soft and creamy.

A hand holds a glass bowl and is pouring the contents of oatmeal into a plant-based milk mixture.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some ideas for topping this chocolate peanut butter oatmeal:

Each ½-cup serving of rolled oats delivers 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. You’ll also benefit from calcium and iron from oatmeal.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats are healthy because the primary ingredient is oatmeal. That matters because oats are a gluten-free grain full of minerals and other important phytonutrients, such as fiber. Including oats in your diet offers a lot of nutrition.

Is oatmeal good for weight loss?

Oatmeal recipes have lots of fiber which can help keep you feeling fuller for longer and can help with improved digestion as well. Including oatmeal in your diet can be good for weight loss because it helps you sustain the feeling of being full for a longer period of time.

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

I prefer to eat chocolate overnight oatmeal cold, however, they can be heated up in the microwave or even stovetop if you prefer them warm. We sometimes will eat overnight oats for dessert (they’re that tasty!) and so serving them cold makes them taste almost like a pudding.

More Oatmeal Recipes

There are other ways besides overnight oatmeal to include oatmeal in your diet whether for dinner, lunch, or breakfast. For example, here are some of my favorite recipes that use oatmeal:

A glass full of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Make breakfast simple and delicious with this Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe. Store your overnight oats in the fridge in a mason jar or bowl, then serve cold or warm the next day for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 341kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the peanut butter powder, vegan yogurt, and almond milk. Stir until smooth. Scoot ingredients to one side of the bowl.
  • In the other half of the bowl, add the oats, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Stir to combine. Then gradually incorporate the yogurt mixture with the oat mixture.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight.
  • To serve, transfer to individual serving containers. Top each serving with chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter.

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Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 2.7mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2019 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

2 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGoda Reply

    5 stars
    these overnight oats are addictive! i love how adding yogurt makes it all mousse-y like. thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Goda! So glad you liked this recipe. And I’m right there with you – these overnight oats taste more like a dessert than breakfast. ❤️

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