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Indulge in rich flavors with Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. It’s a delightful blend of creamy oats, cocoa, and nutty goodness.
It costs approximately $5.50 to make these Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Chocolate. The recipe makes six servings for around $0.91 per serving.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is the perfect solution for busy mornings on the go. Put the jars in the fridge the night before you need them, go to bed, and wake up to ready-made oatmeal! It will help your mornings run a little bit smoother. It does not get much better than that.
These oats combine the classic chocolate and peanut butter flavors, creating a rich and indulgent breakfast reminiscent of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s creamy and naturally sweet with a hint of nutty flavor that you will repeatedly make.
What You’ll Love About Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Flavor Combination: Chocolate and peanut butter are classic combinations that pair perfectly with oats. You can even top the oats with your favorite toppings, such as chocolate chips, sea salt, and peanuts.
- No Bake Recipe: No baking is required for this recipe. Mix and put it in the fridge overnight, and wake up to breakfast, ready to go.
- Filling Breakfast: These oats are satisfying, filling, and nutritious. They are a great way to start the day.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats – $1.24
- ½ cup cocoa powder – $0.45
- 3 Tablespoons chia seeds – $0.81
- 3 – 3 ¾ cups almond milk – $1.12
- ½ cup peanut butter – $0.71
- ⅓ cup maple syrup – $0.48
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract – $0.69
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in August 2023.
How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, mix the oats, chia seeds, and cocoa powder.
- Then, whisk three cups of almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the oats mixture and stir until combined.
- Place the oats in six glass storage containers and set them in the fridge overnight.
- Remove the glass containers from the fridge the next morning and stir each one.
- Finally, stir in additional almond milk as desired and serve cold or warm and topped with your favorite toppings.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Nut-Free Option: Replace peanut butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini for a nut-free version.
- Sweeteners: Substitute maple syrup with honey, agave nectar, or date syrup for alternative sweeteners.
- Milk Alternatives: Swap almond milk with any other milk of your choice, such as cow’s milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or rice milk.
- Protein Boost: Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder or collagen peptides to the mixture for extra protein.
- Spices: Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to the mixture for warmth and flavor.
SERVE: Serve cold or warm, topped with chocolate chips, flakey sea salt, peanuts, and an extra dollop of peanut butter for a delicious and satisfying breakfast.
STORE: Store the prepared oats in glass containers with lids in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Ensure the lids are tightly sealed to maintain freshness and prevent the absorption of odors from the fridge.
FREEZE: While freezing overnight oats isn’t recommended due to potential texture changes, you can freeze the oatmeal mixture before it’s soaked. Store the dry oat mixture in an airtight container and add the wet ingredients when ready to serve.
Overnight oats are a healthy choice. They are full of fiber and other nutrients. See the information at the bottom of the recipe card for the total nutritional value.
The oats need to be set overnight in the fridge to reach the appropriate texture. One hour is not enough time for the oats to soften.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Let your kiddo open the jars in the morning and help add their favorite toppings to the top of the oats. You can even have them count the number of jars as you take them out of the fridge.
Ages 4-5: Get ready to introduce fractions and basic math skills as you work with your child on measuring the ingredients to make these overnight oats.
Ages 6-8: Ask your child to mix the ingredients after measuring. This is a simple recipe they can work to master on their own with a little bit of practice.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
We prefer to buy our old-fashioned oats in bulk from a warehouse store like Costco to have on hand for recipes like Homemade Granola, Energy Balls, and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars. Over the long run, stocking up and purchasing ingredients in bulk is cost-effective.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- mixing bowls
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Glass storage containers
- mixing spoon
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3-3 ¾ cups almond milk divided
- ½ cup peanut butter plus more for topping
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- chocolate chips
- flakey sea salt
- additional peanut butter
MAKE OATMEAL MIXTURE:
- In a large mixing bowl, blend together the oats, chia seeds, and cocoa powder.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together 3 cups of almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
- Gently pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the oats mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Transfer the oats into six glass storage containers and place it in the refrigerator overnight to allow it to set.
- The following morning, take out the glass containers as needed from the refrigerator and give the overnight oats one final stir.
- If you desire a smoother consistency, add the extra almond milk as needed and stir. This will lend a more traditional “oatmeal” texture.
- Serve the prepared oats either cold or warm, topped with your favorite toppings.