A healthy breakfast in a jar? You bet! This recipe for chocolate peanut butter overnight oats is perfect for busy mornings. Can easily be made vegan if needed!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for the win!
A year or so ago, I learned about overnight oats. Breakfast is the meal I always stick with even when I am rushing out the door. Overnight oats are the answer to anyone who has a hard time with breakfast on the run–and honestly, who doesn’t?!
I have learned a few things since I have pretty much been making overnight oats on repeat since I first got hooked. Thought I would answer a few questions while I have you here–I am sure the drool worthy oats is really what you are here for but stick around, you may learn a thing or two!
Do you have to make overnight oats in a jar?
When the overnight oats trend hit, it was all the rage to scoop your breakfast out of a ball jar. Heck, I still do. But don’t go out and buy cute little jars just yet. If you have a bowl that you can seal, then you are in perfect shape. I also love Weck Jars for a lot of my oats!
Don’t feel like you have to buy anything extra to make your oatmeal in, bowls can be great as well. I have seen lots of people use the end of a peanut butter jar–that would be perfect for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats!
Can you warm overnight oats?
Yes! Yes! Yes! I have had readers comment or reach out saying they don’t want to eat cold oats. No one says you have to–promise! Pop them in the microwave in the morning and you are all set! Love them chilled? Great, you just get to eat them about a minute sooner!
How long do overnight oats last?
I typically make 3 or so days worth at a time. 3-5 days is the range that they will last and certain ingredients in different flavors impact this. Banana Bread overnight oats are typically not good after 2 or 3 days due to the mashed banana but this chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe is good a few days longer. Just keep fruit out of your oats until serving and that should typically help.
What kind of oats do you use in overnight oats?
I prefer rolled oats in mine. I find that they soak up the milk perfectly and are nice and soft after sitting overnight. I have seen others suggest steel cut oats for their overnight oats recipe but that is NOT for me. They are to hard and chewy for me. I have found that steel cut oats are best for me I the Instant Pot. (Check out these Banana Bread Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats!)
Those are a lot of the main questions I get. What else? Do you have another question related to overnight oats? Send it my way!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THESE Chocolate Peanut Butter OVERNIGHT OATS:
- Can these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight oats be made vegan? Absolutely! Use a dairy free milk and opt for maple instead of honey. You should be all set!
- Can I meal prep these overnight oats? YES! I typically make several at a time and have them ready to go when I need them. These are usually great for about 3-5 days in the fridge.
- Chia seeds and flax meal are always optional. I add them to give a fiber and protein boost. Not your thing? Skip them! Don’t have any? Skip them! You will still have a great breakfast, promise.
IF YOU LOVE OVERNIGHT OATS AS MUCH AS I DO, THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES:
- Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats–pie for breakfast is always a great idea.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats–classic sandwich makes a classic breakfast as well!
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats— These are the top recipe on the blog!
- And many more you can find HERE!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten free if necessary
- 2-3 tsp natural peanut butter or any nut butter
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp shredded coconut optional
- 1 tsp ground flax meal
- 1 tsp chia seeds optional
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- Dash of sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in small jar or bowl that can be sealed. Stir well.
- Refrigerate overnight. Serving options: serve with a sprinkle of cocoa nibs, dark chocolate chips, or sliced banana.
***I like to eat mine warm and usually will add a splash more of milk before I heat them up or I feel the oats dry up a bit.