My rich and creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats taste suspiciously like peanut buttery brownie batter, but are decidedly much healthier. Unlike many other recipes, these chocolate protein overnight oats are made without yogurt, plus get an extra boost of muscle-building goodness from a delightful mix of protein powder, peanut butter, and chia seeds. They’re sure to keep you fueled up all day long!
Brace yourself for a breakfast experience that’s nothing short of extraordinary, because these chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are about to give you some seriously decadent dessert vibes.
Imagine waking up to a breakfast that’s rich, filling, and tastes like a heavenly blend of a Reese’s peanut butter cup and brownie batter, all rolled into one delightful (and healthy!) bowl. This chocolatey twist on my protein overnight oats recipe doesn’t yield your typical bland bowl of porridge; it’s a luxurious treat that will keep you eagerly awaiting the morning rays just so you can savor its mouthwatering goodness.
And here’s the best part: I’ve crafted this decadent dessert-meets-breakfast masterpiece to provide you with a creamy and velvety texture without relying on dairy. This chocolate overnight oats recipe is entirely plant-based, as it’s made with low-calorie almond milk and without any yogurt. Hooray!
As if that weren’t enough to love, you can whip up a big ol’ batch of my peanut butter chocolate overnight oats in just a few minutes. Plus, this recipe is sure to leave your sweet tooth satisfied and your tummy filled with all the nutritious goodness it needs to carry you through the morning. Healthy chocolate overnight oats FTW!
Pro Tip: Not a morning person? Divvy this chocolate chia oatmeal up into individual mason jars to store in the fridge, so you can grab your breakfast as you dash out the door!
- What are chocolate peanut butter overnight oats?
- What do they taste like?
- Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe
- Ingredients Needed
- How To Make Chocolate Overnight Oats With No Yogurt
- Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
- Serving Suggestions
- Recipe Success Tips
- Chocolate Overnight Oats Nutrition
- Pricing Info
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What are chocolate peanut butter overnight oats?
Let me introduce you to the most scrumptious breakfast treat ever – peanut butter chocolate chip overnight oats with protein powder! 🍫🥜 If you’re ready to give your mornings a sweet makeover, say hello to your new favorite breakfast buddy.
Boasting a delightful blend of creamy peanut butter and rich cocoa, mingling with the wholesome goodness of old-fashioned rolled oats and luscious chocolate chips, this magical concoction is not just any ordinary breakfast. Rather, it’s a convenient, no-cook, chocolatey sensation that will have you excited to jump out of bed in the morning!
To make these overnight chocolate oats, simply mix all these fantastic ingredients in a jar, give it a good stir, and pop it in the fridge before you hit the hay. While you sleep like a baby, the oats work their magic, soaking up all the flavors and becoming the breakfast of your dreams.
When the morning sun rises, you’ll have a jar filled with pure joy waiting for you. Dive in with a spoon and experience the perfect blend of textures and flavors – creamy, chocolaty, and oh-so-satisfying!
What do they taste like?
My healthy chocolate overnight oats have the power to turn your sleepy morning face into a happy emoji, with each spoonful releasing a burst of joy that rivals a confetti cannon at a carnival.
They’re basically the breakfast equivalent of a magical unicorn prancing through a land of chocolate rivers and peanut butter mountains, leaving behind a trail of cocoa-covered stardust and nutty laughter! 🦄🍫🥜
The oats start doing a playful tap dance on your tongue, while the cocoa powder and peanut butter engage in a tickle fight, making you grin from ear to ear like the Cheshire cat. The chia seeds show off their smooth moves, sliding and gliding through the creamy chaos like little acrobats!
And just when you think the fun is over, warming vanilla joins the scene, leading a conga line of flavors that’ll have you doing the breakfast boogie in your PJs. Then, the protein powder jumps in with some superhero moves, ensuring you start your day with the energy of a caffeinated squirrel.
Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe
If you still need convincing, these chocolate protein powder overnight oats are:
- Quick, Easy, & No-Cook – All you need is 5 minutes, a spoon and a jar. It’s so stinkin’ simple!
- Made With Fewer Than 10 Ingredients – And chances are, they’re already lurking in your pantry.
- Rich, Sweet, & Satisfying – Peanut butter brownie batter overnight oats taste like dessert, but will keep you full and fueled until lunchtime!
- Make Ahead-Friendly – Whether you’re a natural night owl or just a sleep-deprived Mom of two 🙋🏻♀️, these grab-and-go jars of Reese’s overnight oats are certain to make your mornings a little sweeter and easier.
As promised, these peanut butter cup overnight oats require just a few pantry staples:
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats – These little champs form the heart and soul of our overnight oats. They’re hearty, nutritious, and add the perfect chewy texture.
- Maple Syrup – For a touch of sweetness.
- Chia Seeds -These tiny powerhouses are packed with nutrients and help create that creamy, pudding-like consistency we all love.
- Vanilla Extract – For adding aromatic warmth that simply screams “Dessert!”
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – This is where the magic happens! The unsweetened cocoa powder infuses the oats with irresistible chocolate flavor.
- Peanut Butter – Creamy, nutty, salty, and simply divine – peanut butter brings its A-game to this chocolate oats recipe, making it taste like a dreamy peanut butter cup!
- Protein Powder – Totally optional, but great for adding extra substance. I personally like making these overnight oats with chocolate protein powder to double down on the peanut butter brownie vibe. That said, vanilla is also a great choice!
- Almond Milk – For bringing the whole tribe together into a creamy, dreamy delight. Opt for an unsweetened plain, vanilla, or chocolate flavor for the best results.
- Chocolate Chips – While they’re totally optional, adorning your overnight oats with chocolate chips feels like a serious luxury.
Fresh out of something? There are plenty of easy swaps you can make for these chocolate pb overnight oats:
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats – Technically speaking, you can swap in quick-cooking oats here, but I don’t recommend it. They end up being more “mush” than oatmeal. If you do go this route, make sure to eat them within 48 hours so they don’t get too soft.
- Maple Syrup – Feel free to swap in the liquid sweetener of your choice like honey or agave nectar.
- Chia Seeds – You’re welcome to swap in flax seeds for a relatively close approximation of the original. You can also opt to omit the chia seeds, or swap in another nutrient powerhouse like hemp hearts.
- Vanilla Extract – Vanilla is a no-brainer in this recipe, but you can also use an equal amount of vanilla powder or vanilla paste. If you want to add a little extra flavor boost, consider adding a splash of almond extract to double down on the nutty goodness.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – You can use slightly more bitter (but more nutritious) raw cacao powder instead of cocoa powder.
- Peanut Butter – Feel free to swap in the nut or seed butter of your choice, like almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
- Protein Powder – While collagen isn’t considered a complete protein, it makes a great stand-in here. You can also use powdered peanut butter like PB2 instead.
- Almond Milk – Feel free to use any dairy or plant-based milk you prefer.
- Chocolate Chips – You’re welcome to omit these, or swap in the mix-ins of your choice like roasted peanuts, fresh or frozen berries, or cacao nibs.
How To Make Chocolate Overnight Oats With No Yogurt
Making these overnight oats with cocoa powder is as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Layer the oats, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and protein powder (if using) in a mason jar.
Step 2: Mix. Top the oat mixture with the almond milk and stir till uniform. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Step 3: Garnish & Serve. Add chocolate chips when ready to eat. Serve warm or cold!
Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
As much as I love this chocolate peanut butter protein overnight oats recipe, I want YOU to love it just as much. Here are a few ways to customize it to fit your preferences:
- Dairy-Free/Vegan – While the recipe doesn’t specifically call for dairy, just make sure your protein powder and chocolate chips are vegan-friendly.
- Nut-Free – Simply swap in nut-free butter like sunflower seed butter or granola butter instead!
- Gluten-Free – While oats are naturally gluten-free, the equipment they’re processed on isn’t necessarily. Make sure to reach for a bag that indicates “Certified GF” on the label to keep it celiac-friendly.
Want to add some extra pizzazz to your already magical chocolate overnight oats? Try these fun variations:
- Raspberry Truffle: Drop in a handful of juicy raspberries or layer in a dollop of raspberry chia jam. The sweet-tart raspberries will give the cocoa overnight oats a delightful twist, making them taste like a luxurious chocolate truffle!
- Coconutty Surprise: Swap in full-fat coconut milk and sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes on top of your oats. Close your eyes, and your oats *almost* taste like an Almond Joy!
- Mocha Madness: Add a spoonful of instant coffee powder to your mix for a mocha twist that combines the joy of chocolate, peanut butter, and a hint of your favorite coffee shop treat!
- Chocolate Cookie Dough Delight: Mix in a few chunks of my protein-packed edible cookie dough. Who said you can’t have cookie dough for breakfast? It’s guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again!
While there’s no shortage of reasons or occasions to mix up a batch of these peanutty, chocolatey, protein-packed oats, here are a few ideas to jumpstart your imagination:
- Picnic Pleasures: Pack your pre-made jars of peanut butter chocolate overnight oats in a cute wicker basket along with some fresh fruits, like sliced strawberries or blueberries, and a small container of extra peanut butter for a dollop of indulgence. Grab a cozy blanket, head to your favorite park or a scenic spot, and have a picnic filled with laughter and scrumptious delights! Don’t forget to bring some iced coffee or refreshing lemonade to complete the perfect picnic spread.
- Back-To-School Bounty: We’re not ready for summer to end quite yet, but when it’s time for the kiddos to head back to school, whip up a batch of these chocolate oats. Getting to eat dessert for breakfast makes the transition back to “work mode” a little easier on everyone!
- Road Trip Treats: Before you hit the road, whip up a big batch of these delightful oats and divide them into individual servings in portable containers with tight lids. Pack them in a cooler bag alongside some travel-friendly snacks, like trail mix, peanut butter oat cookies, and energy bars. Now, you have the ultimate road trip breakfast ready to go! Whether you’re cruising along the coast or exploring winding mountain roads, these mess-free, on-the-go oats will keep you fueled and satisfied on your journey.
Recipe Success Tips
Here are my favorite tips to ensure your Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats turn out absolutely divine every time:
- Chill Out: Allow the oats to soak in the fridge for at least 6 hours or, ideally, overnight. Giving them some much needed chill time will give the flavors time to meld together and create that dreamy, creamy texture.
- Stir Before Serving: Before you dig in, give the oats a good stir to evenly distribute the flavors and ensure that each spoonful is bursting with deliciousness.
- Customize for Dietary Needs: This recipe is quite versatile, so feel free to adapt it to your dietary preferences as indicated above!
- Texture Play: Play around with the consistency. If you prefer a thicker texture, reduce the amount of milk or increase the oats. For a creamier feel, add a touch more milk or even a dollop of Greek yogurt if you’re not going fully vegan.
- Prep the Night Before: Preparing these oats the night before will save you time in the morning and ensure that your breakfast is ready to go when you wake up. It’s a fantastic way to kickstart your day with ease! Happy breakfasting! 🌟🥣🍫🥜
- Storage Tips: Feel free to scale the batch up to make as many pre-made, grab-and-go jars of these PB chocolate overnight oats as you desire. If you’re only making one or two, mix everything directly in your mason jars to minimize your dishes. Otherwise, feel free to make a huge batch in a mixing bowl, then divvy it up into individual portions. It should keep well in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days, making breakfast a breeze all week long!
No, you don’t, it just makes everything so convenient! Any pint-sized container will work, or you could even double, triple, or quadruple the batch and divide it up later!
Absolutely! If the whole idea of cold oats isn’t your jam, simply dump the contents into a microwave-safe bowl and zap in 30-45-second increments (stirring between each) until warm. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and dig in!
100%! Freezing overnight oats is a convenient way to ensure you always have a quick and delicious breakfast ready to go. Just make sure to leave a bit of headroom in your storage containers for the oatmeal to expand slightly during freezing, and opt for airtight, freezer-safe containers to prevent freezer burn.
When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen overnight oats, transfer a container to the refrigerator the night before or a few hours prior to eating. Let them thaw slowly in the fridge. Before serving, give the oats a good stir to recombine the ingredients and restore their creamy texture. You can also add a splash of milk if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
You should also note that certain mix-ins, like fresh fruits or delicate toppings, might not freeze well. So, if you plan to add those to your oats, consider adding them fresh right before serving.
Now go ahead and stock up your freezer with these delightful treats! 🥶🥣🍫🥜
Yes, they are! Oats are full of fiber and complex carbohydrates, making them great for overall health! Making them with natural, whole ingredients keeps them as healthy, and as tasty as possible!
Chocolate Overnight Oats Nutrition
I’m head over heels for these chocolatey overnight oats! They’re like having dessert for breakfast – seriously, they taste just like brownie batter! 😋 But here’s the best part: they’re super healthy too!
You see, these little wonders are packed with complex carbohydrates and fiber, giving you a wholesome boost to kickstart your day. And guess what? They’re also pretty low in sodium, so you can enjoy guilt-free indulgence!
Now, if you’re feeling a bit fancy and decide to add some protein powder, that’s a game-changer. Not only will it pump up the calories a bit, but it’ll also keep you feeling full and satisfied long after you’ve devoured your bowl of chocolaty goodness.
The nutritional info I’m about to share includes the protein powder and some delightful chocolate chips. But, if you decide to skip them in your chocolate peanut butter overnight oats, no worries – your nutritional content will be a tad lower in protein and calories, but still delish!
So there you have it – these overnight oats are the perfect blend of indulgence and nutrition, making them the ultimate breakfast treat. Time to savor the chocolatey goodness while nourishing your body, all in one delightful bowl! 🍫🥜🥣
Total nutritional content per serving (including protein powder and chocolate chips) is:
- Calories: 541 calories
- Protein: 32 grams
- Total Fat: 21 grams
- Sodium: 223 mg
- Carbohydrates: 63 grams
- Fiber: 14 grams
*This nutritional information is an estimate and calculated based on the ingredients used to create the recipe. The nutritional value of your ingredients may differ slightly. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
This is what I personally paid to make this recipe:
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats: $0.08
- ¾ cup almond milk: $0.27
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup: $0.12
- 1 tbsp chia seeds: $0.10
- 1 tsp vanilla extract: $0.26
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder: $0.04
- 1 tbsp peanut butter: $0.09
- 1 scoop protein powder: $0.45
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips: $0.09
The total comes out to be around $1.50, which is an incredibly cheap make-ahead breakfast!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats (With NO Yogurt!)
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp peanut butter or other nut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder (optional)
- ¾ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
- In a pint-sized jar, add the oats, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and protein powder (if using).
- Top with the almond milk and stir. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- After 8 hours, add chocolate chips on top or stir them in when ready to eat. Serve warm or cold!
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