If you're someone who wakes up craving dessert for breakfast or consistently finds yourself running short on time, my Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are made for you! This simple grab-and-go breakfast takes just 5 minutes to assemble and makes enough to keep you fed all week long.
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This post is sponsored by Cacao Bliss. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
Imagine waking up to a bowl of salty-sweet goodness that is reminiscent of your favorite candy. Now imagine that there are no adverse health consequences to eating said deliciousness. That would be the perfect start to the day, right?! Well, my friends, this dreamy morning scenario is about to become your reality.
While these chocolatey, crunchy, peanut buttery oats might taste sinful, they're actually loaded with good-for-you ingredients that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. With over 60% of your daily recommended fiber and 50% of your protein for the day, this dessert for breakfast will change your life.
This recipe for overnight oats also boasts a whole smorgasbord of superfoods, including heart healthy cacao, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and antioxidant rich chia seeds. And the best part? There's no cooking involved! So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and meet me in the kitchen.
Recommended Ingredients & Equipment
These chocolate peanut butter oats are the perfect breakfast. They are creamy, sweet, hearty, and made with ingredients you likely already have on hand. It's a dream come true!
Here's everything you'll need:
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 – Maple syrup adds a delightful flavor without overly sweetening the oats like some unrefined sweeteners can do. However, the Cacao Bliss is naturally sweetened and you may find that you prefer this recipe without any extra sweetener.
- Peanut Butter – I recommend natural creamy peanut butter. Avoid peanut butter with added sugar or hydrogenated fats.
- Cacao Bliss - This incredible superfood powder is a mix of 10 healthy ingredients, including cacao, turmeric, black pepper, and MCT oil. I love getting so many different health benefits from just one scoop! Read more about it below.
What is Cacao Bliss?
A healthy alternative to chocolate, Cacao Bliss is a satisfying nutritional supplement that you will love! With 10 powerful superfoods in one package, this organic, gluten-free, and soy-free powder has become a staple in my cooking. It's an easy way to get my chocolate fix, all without any added sugar or strange ingredients, at just 35 calories per serving!!
Aside from being wildly delicious, Cacao Bliss is a nutritional powerhouse! Here is a breakdown of the ingredients (and their health benefits!) in this amazing product:
- Raw Cacao - supports your body's natural ability to maintain healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range, keep you satiated and promote optimal carbohydrate metabolism.*
- Turmeric - fights temporary inflammation related to physical exercise, improves digestion, dissolves stubborn fat, and soothes occasional anxiety and stress.*
- Black Pepper - to maximize your results by increasing the "bioavailability" of the Turmeric by up to 2,000%.*
- MCT Powder - to help you feel satiated longer, making it easier for your body to release stubborn fat deposits.*
- Cinnamon - improves your body's ability to digest glucose, and reduces your desire for sugary treats.*
- Monk Fruit - helps satisfy your sweet tooth as well as sugar, with zero calories and no ill effect on your blood sugar.*
- Coconut Nectar - acts as a prebiotic and feeds the healthy gut bacteria in your lower intestine.*
- Lucuma - adds a hint of caramel-like flavor and has body-repairing properties.*
- Mesquite - a sweet and nutty superfood that doesn't cause blood sugar spikes, and helps boost your immune system.*
- Himalayan Salt - contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, while helping to balance your pH levels.*
If that weren't convincing enough, Cacao Bliss is also incredibly versatile. Stir some into your morning coffee for a homemade healthy mocha, use it for making desserts like cookies or pudding, or use it in my delectable vegan smoothie!
Step One - Combine Wet Ingredients
In a medium bowl, combine the milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Whisk together until well incorporated. You should have a smooth, thick liquid.
Step Two - Combine Dry Ingredients
In a separate bowl combine the rolled oats, Cacao Bliss, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.
Step Three - Combine Together
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until the oats are evenly hydrated.
Divide oats between four 6-ounce jars. Securely fasten the lids and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Serving And Storing
Serving – Let your oats set up for at least 6 hours before serving. They are best left to sit overnight. Serve them with cacao nibs and peanuts for some textural contrast.
Storing – Store the oats in four separate serving sizes to be enjoyed throughout the week. Overnight oats should be eaten within 4 days.
Tips and Tricks
- Use 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.
- Embrace toppings. Cacao nibs and chopped peanuts add delicious texture as well as a nutritional boost.
- Store separately. To make this a true "grab-and-go" breakfast, make sure you're making it easy to grab just the right amount! Store these oats in small 6 oz mason jars.
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.
Heck yeah! There is no right way to eat overnight oats. While they are traditionally served cold, you can definitely eat them warm. Heat them gently over the stovetop or in the microwave. You may want to add additional non-dairy milk to loosen up the oatmeal.
For sure! Pack the oats individually in airtight containers. When ready to eat, pull one container out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator the night before. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Overnight Oats Recipes
For more inspiration, check out all my vegan oats and granola recipes.
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts
- In a medium bowl, combine the milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Whisk together until well incorporated. You should have a smooth, thick liquid.
- In a separate bowl combine the rolled oats, Cacao Bliss, cacao nibs, and chia seeds. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until the oats are evenly hydrated.
- Divide oats between four 6-ounce jars. Securely fasten the lids and refrigerate at least 6 ho4rs or overnight. Top with toppings of choice and go!
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.