Make breakfast simple with these vegan and gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. 5 minutes of prep for a quick grab-n-go breakfast.
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Second of all, a new recipe!
Break is over and with that comes the chaos of early mornings. With two kids to get fed, dressed, lunched, and loaded up in the car, the morning can be a bit of a whirlwind. It’s often not until I have come back home after dropping each kid off at their individual school, that I have a chance to sit down and eat some breakfast.
With the healthier habits I’m trying to establish during this 30 day cleanse, I am in search for easy ways to get good, filling, and wholesome breakfast without adding to the morning chaos.
Enter Overnight Oats!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, to be exact, a sweet and salty breakfast that can be thrown together in under 10 minutes for a quick grab and go breakfast to enjoy throughout the week.
A few things about these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats:
- Oats – To keep these oats cleanse-approved, I used gluten-free rolled oats. Because most oats are coated in flour, you’ll want to make sure to find oats labeled as gluten-free. Look for thick cut oats which keep their shape and texture better. You can swap in steal cut oats which add extra health benefits. To do that, you’ll want to double the liquid in this recipe.
- Sweetener – For a sweetener, I typically use maple syrup. Maple syrup adds a complex flavor without overly sweetening the oats (like some unrefined sweeteners can do). Unlike other sweeteners, maple syrup also provides a few healthful vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants.
- Mix ins – For texture I add cacao nibs which are considered a superfood for being high in antioxidants and fiber as well as providing energy boosters and natural mood enhancers. Cacao nibs are strong in flavor and don’t suit everyone. You can omit them from the recipe. Or if you’re not cleansing, swap them out for some vegan chocolate chips.
As you can see, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are fairly versatile. I recommend you play around a bit with this recipe once you’ve got it down to try different variations.
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Get this year started off right with a good wholesome breakfast amidst the chaos of the mornings.
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp roasted peanuts
In a medium bowl, combine the milk, peanut butter, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together until well incorporated. You should have a smooth, thick liquid.
Fold in the rolled oats, stirring until fully hydrated.
Divide oats between two 6-ounce mason jars. Securely fasten the lids and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
Top with toppings of choice and go!
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