Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe makes breakfast simple and delicious! Overnight peanut butter oats are 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! Serve this cocoa overnight oats peanut butter recipe with a dollop of peanut butter and chocolate chips on top!

A glass full of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Chocolate!
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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!

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 seem almost like a pudding.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

I make this vegan chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe with only a handful of ingredients, including protein powder, coconut yogurt, almond milk, oatmeal, cocoa powder and peanut butter. You can choose to add some sweetener if you’d like as well, such as a mashed date, stevia, or coconut sugar.

Step one: Prepare the Sauce

Pour vegan protein powder, peanut butter powder, plain vegan yogurt and plant-based milk in a bowl. Here some of the specific ingredients I used:

  • Vega Protein Powder
  • Plain coconut yogurt
  • Unsweetened almond milk.

I’m using protein powder to purposefully here. It adds both texture and, well, protein! That way you can call this chocolate peanut butter protein overnight oats! Protein can help you stay fuller longer which is a nice thing about a recipe like this one!

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

Step two: Prepare the Oats

In a separate bowl combine the oats, cocoa powder, and sweetener.

Notes: Rolled oats (otherwise known as old fashioned oats) are important here. Instant oats will get too mushy (in my opinion) and steel-cut oats will remain too chewy for this recipe.

The good news is that rolled oats are inexpensive and you can find them in the cereal aisle of your grocery store.

A bowl of oats mixed with cocoa powder and other ingredients.
Use rolled oats for this overnight oats chocolate peanut butter recipe.

Step three: Combine Ingredients

Pour the peanut butter chocolate oatmeal mixture in with the milk 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 even creamy!

Topping Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

I love topping chocolate peanut butter oats with a drizzle of peanut butter and a few chocolate chips. However, here are some other ideas for topping this chocolate peanut butter oatmeal:

  • Cacao nibs would add some chocolatey crunch
  • Chopped almonds would be tasty
  • Make a lower calorie drizzle by combing a tablespoon of peanut butter powder with a couple of tablespoons of almond milk
  • Add a teaspoon of coconut flakes to give this a No Bake Cookie kind of taste
  • You can always slice some bananas to add on top too
  • For sure, adding some chocolate chips would be delicious!

More Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

If you love this chocolate peanut butter overnight oatmeal recipe, you might be searching for more vegan overnight oats recipes! I’m here to deliver!

Be sure to check out these: Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, German Chocolate Overnight Oats, or my Vegan Blueberry Overnight Oats recipes!

Also, you can transform this very recipe into a chocolate peanut butter banana overnight oats by adding a mashed banana to the mix. It’s amazing!

A hand holds a glass bowl and is pouring the contents of oatmeal into a plant-based milk mixture.
Add oats to the overnight oatmeal peanut butter sauce.

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 has lots of benefits.

Each 1/2 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.

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. Studies have shown that including oatmeal in your diet is good for weight loss because it helps you sustain the feeling of being full for a longer period of time.

Eating More Oatmeal

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:

You can get creative to add more oatmeal to your diet in small ways.

Well, that’s it for this peanut butter chocolate overnight oats recipe!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

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 these 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!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, Overnight Oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Marly

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 in 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.

Enjoy!

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