Make breakfast simple and delicious with this Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe. This easy peanut butter overnight oats recipe is made with minimal ingredients and only a few minutes of prep work. Store them in a mason jar or bowl and serve either hot or cold for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!
I love overnight oats for the simplicity they bring 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!
Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?
I prefer to eat overnight oats 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 chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe with only a handful of ingredients.
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.
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).
Pour the 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.
Topping these Overnight Oats
I love topping this with a drizzle of peanut butter and a few chocolate chips. However, here are some other ideas for topping these chocolate peanut butter overnight oats:
- 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 or so to give this a No Bake Cookie kind of taste
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.
I use oats in recipes such as these overnight oats, but there are other ways to include oats in your diet. For example, I even use oats as a thickener and a binder in my Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers.
I hope you love this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats! I know I sure do! When you make it, be sure and snap a photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram! I love seeing your photos!
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.