Home > Breakfast > Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Peanut Butter Overnight Oats February 14, 2020 | 83 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Chocolate and peanut butter overnight oats are a fun twist on classic overnight oats. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats I know we’ve discussed my obsession with dessert-like breakfasts, so you probably aren’t at all surprised that I would turn overnight oats into a treat. Namely, taking one of my favorite treats (peanut butter cups) and transforming it into Peanut Butter Overnight Oats! The good news is these oats are healthy…I mean, they don’t actually have peanut butter cups in them. But they sure do taste like it with lots of chocolate and peanut butter! I can’t decide if I like Peanut Butter Oats better or these Brownie Batter Overnight Oats, but I do know one thing: overnight oats are the best. They’re the easiest, on-the-go, healthy breakfast there is. And I love the variety you can have, especially when they taste like a treat! Ingredient Notes While most of the ingredients are fairly standard, I want to include a few ingredient tips. Dutch-process cocoa powder. The right type of cocoa powder contributes the deep and intense chocolate flavor to these oats. I recommend using a Dutched cocoa powder as opposed to a plain (natural) cocoa powder. Any Dutch-process cocoa powder will work, and Hershey’s® sells a Special Dark cocoa powder that is readily available at most grocery stores (photo above). Sweetener. Depending on how sweet you prefer your breakfasts, feel free to scale the sweetener up or down. You may even decide you don’t need any sweetener at all! If you don’t want to use honey or maple syrup, liquid stevia drops are another great alternative; I usually add 1/4 teaspoon. Maple syrup is my personal favorite sweetener to add to overnight oats. Greek yogurt. The yogurt can totally overpower Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, so get a mild-tasting, sweet yogurt. My personal favorite is Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt (made by Greek Gods®; not sponsored). It’s sweet, mild, and creamy. Whatever yogurt you choose to use, make sure you like it plain or you likely won’t love it in these overnight oats. A plain vanilla yogurt (not Greek yogurt) is also a great option. Old-fashioned oats. I recommend old-fashioned oats; quick oats tend to get mushy and steel-cut oats don’t soften enough. Peanut Butter Overnight Oat notes Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold in the morning. As they soak overnight, they become soft, luscious, and creamy. That said, if you prefer them warm, you can certainly heat them when you’re ready to eat. You can make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in the morning. I actually prefer them this way! Nowadays, I usually make them first thing when I wake up, then I go work out, and enjoy them post workout. (So they’ve sat about 30-45 minutes.) Make them thicker. I’m obsessed with creamy oatmeal — the creamier the better! I’d say these overnight oats are fairly creamy (even after thickening overnight). If you’d like them thicker, add in 1-2 tablespoon(s) of chia seeds. Right before eating, I love to add some dark chocolate chips. This is totally optional! Other options: carob chips or even semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (not as healthy, but YUM). QUICK TIP Because it’s thick and sticky, make sure to really stir in the peanut butter. These oats won’t taste as good if the peanut butter isn’t thoroughly mixed in. I like to use the back of my spoon to mash it throughly into the other ingredients. More healthy breakfast ideas Ham and Cheese Quiche reader favorite recipe! Dutch Baby also called German Pancakes Healthy Fruit Tart with Greek yogurt Peach Overnight Oats with a simple streusel Greek Yogurt Pancakes with lemon zest FOLLOW ALONG! 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Course Breakfast, Vegetarian Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword peanut butter overnight oats Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 1 -2 servings Calories 265kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $1.27 Ingredients▢ 2 and 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter▢ 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract▢ pinch of salt▢ 1/4 cup (55g) honey vanilla Greek yogurt (See Note 1)▢ 2/3 cup (155g) unsweetened almond milk, (or another milk)▢ 1/2 cup (50g) old-fashioned oats▢ 1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder, (See Note 2)▢ Sweetener (0-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup) (See Note 3)▢ Optional: dark chocolate chips InstructionsPREP THE OATS: In a small bowl, jar, or plastic container, stir together the peanut butter, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, yogurt, almond milk, old-fashioned oats, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.STIR: Stir well and make sure the peanut butter is mashed in thoroughly.CHILL: Cover the container and refrigerate overnight or until sufficiently cooled and thickened. (Sometimes I'll even make them in the morning, get ready, and then go eat them -- they are great even after 30 minutes in the fridge)ENJOY: When ready to eat, if desired, top with dark chocolate chips. Store overnight oats in the fridge for up to 3 days. Video Recipe NotesNote 1:Yogurt: The yogurt can totally overpower these oats, so get a mild tasting, sweet yogurt. My personal favorite is Honey Vanilla Greek yogurt (made by Greek Gods®). It's sweet, mild, and creamy. Whatever yogurt you choose to use, make sure you like it plain or you likely won't love it in these peanut butter overnight oats. A plain vanilla yogurt (not Greek yogurt) is also a great option. Note 2: Cocoa: I recommend a Dutch-process cocoa powder as opposed to a plain (natural) cocoa powder. Any Dutch-process cocoa powder will work, but Hershey’s® does sell a Special Dark cocoa powder that is readily available at most grocery stores Note 3: Sweetener: We like 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup best, but sweeten to personal preference (1/2 tablespoon up to 2 tablespoons maple syrup OR 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia). Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.9g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 22.5g | Sodium: 294.5mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4.2g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.