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Wake up to this delicious grab-and-go breakfast. These vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are a hearty, sweet, satisfying, and wholesome meal. Throw them together in just 5 minutes for a quick and easy breakfast all week long.
The 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.
Recommended Ingredients & Equipment
These oats are the perfect breakfast. They are creamy, sweet, hearty, and made with ingredients you likely already have on hand. And they can be made in just 5 minutes in 3 super easy steps making them the perfect breakfast for these long and stressful days ahead.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Old Fashioned Oats – I recommend extra-thick old fashioned oats. You want oats that will keep their shape overnight so that you have a full-bodied texture. If you are gluten-free, make sure to look for a gluten-free thick cut. (<<affiliate link)
- Non-Dairy Milk – I recommend oat, soy, or cashew but any non-dairy milk will do.
- Maple Syrup – 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). You could also use agave nectar, coconut sugar, or monk fruit.
- Peanut Butter – I recommend natural creamy peanut butter. Avoid peanut butter with added sugar.
- Vanilla Extract
- Cacao Powder – Cacao powder is similar to cocoa powder but is processed in a way that keeps it raw. In addition, cacao powder is considered one of the best superfoods for its nutrient-dense makeup.
- Optional Toppings – Cacao nibs and peanuts
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How to Make Overnight Oats
Step One – Combine the Ingredients
Combine the non-dairy 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.
Step Two – Divide and Refrigerate
Divide the oats into four overnight oat jars. Tightly cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until the oats have set up.
When ready to eat, top with the desired topping and serve.
Serving And Storing
Serving – Let your oats set up at least 4 hours before serving. They are best left to sit overnight. Serve them with cacao nibs and peanuts.
Storing – Store the oats in four separate serving sizes to be enjoyed throughout the week. Overnight oats should be eating within 4 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can swap in steel-cut oats for old fashioned oats. To do that, you’ll want to double the liquid in this recipe.
More Overnight Oats Recipes
- Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats
- Strawberry & Cream Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 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!