Chocolate-chip oatmeal cookie overnight oats with actual miniature no-bake cookies to top it off. The “cookies” are three-ingredients, very easy, and super healthy to make. This is the perfect on-the-go breakfast!
Clearly, I am not messing around with my overnight oats. These ones have actual “cookies” in them, and the last batch had actual brownie mix in em.
When I say dessert for breakfast, I’m completely serious. It’s my favorite way to do breakfast. And since I have pretty much exhausted every single breakfast cookie – (no-bake and baked alike) possible, I’m bringing you cookies in overnight oatmeal form.
But don’t worry about not having breakfast cookies, I’m sure they’ll make their rounds here again real soon. I’m hopelessly addicted to those.
And these kind pretty much do have breakfast cookies in them – just in a simpler, 3-ingredient form. But feel free to substitute these no-bake cookies in this recipe instead. They are a family and reader favorite – and for good reason, they are SO easy to make and absolutely delicious.
But since the whole point of overnight oats (at least to me) is a quick, throw-it-in-the-fridge, breakfast is ready in the morning type of deal — I wanted these to still be super easy.
Which they are. That’s the amazing-ness of overnight oats. I always feel so on top of things when I wake up and breakfast is already made. So I can write out my list of things to do for the day and immediately cross of making breakfast from the list. Since I’m one of those people that totally does that.
Overnight oats are pretty adaptable. I’ve been making them for several years now (hello college breakfast for four years straight) so I’ve got the quantities and ingredients exactly how I think they are best. But there is a lot of room for changing things up. You can switch the type of milk, up the peanut butter amount, increase the oats a bit (you’ll want more liquid too), and even put a higher ratio of chocolate chips to oats because heck I’ve done that too before.
Also, I do know some people like to warm up their oats in the microwave. I personally love them cold, but whatever works for you.
The only thing you have to remember in the morning is to not forget the tupperware that is storing your delicious breakfast. I can’t even tell you how many times I did that in college…
Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oats
- 2 and 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup yogurt (I like vanilla flavored)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or sub another milk
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon truvia or sub another sweetener
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Optional: miniature chocolate chips or dark chocolate
Optional Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 tablespoons oat flour regular oats that have been blended
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 10 seconds, stir for 10 seconds, and microwave for 10 more seconds.
Add in the yogurt, milk, oats, sweetener, salt, and cinnamon.
Stir well and make sure the peanut butter is mashed in thoroughly.
If desired, add in mini or dark chocolate chips and stir into the oats.
Transfer the mixture into a small jar or sealed container.
Place in the fridge for at least an hour or until oats are completely softened.
Store overnight oats in the fridge for up to 3 days.
For the "cookies" mix together the honey and peanut butter in a small bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds and stir well. Stir in the oats and oat flour (measure the oat flour AFTER blending the oats in a blender or food processor). The mixture will be thick and if it's not thick enough add additional oat flour.
Mix in the miniature chocolate chips. Form small balls by squishing the mixture and then rolling into balls. You need to squish it tightly and roll them tightly to keep it together.
Here are some more overnight oats: