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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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:
- I even use oats as a thickener and a binder in my Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers.
- Another oatmeal focused recipe is this Vegan Blueberry Crumble Bars recipe
- This delicious Protein Granola is made with oatmeal, nuts, and dried fruit.
- Believe it or not, you can even use oatmeal as a meat replacer! See This Oatmeal Sausage Crumble Recipe. It’s so tasty!
- You’ll love this tasty Peanut Butter Granola made with pecans and other goodies.
- Let’s not forget these delicious Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!
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!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 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.