chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Overnight oats have been a staple in my home ever since transitioning to a vegan diet. My wife Cally and I ate it for breakfast almost everyday because of two things: taste and convenience. Which is exactly what you’ll find in my Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats.

This breakfast recipe can become your daily ritual, especially if you like saving time in the morning. Whether it be getting the kids ready for school or sleeping in until the last alarm, you won’t have to worry about breakfast because it’s already made! The prep takes place the night before, so come morning, you can grab your jar and get going with your day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free
Chocolate and Peanut Butter – The Perfect Couple

Are you a fan of romantic comedies? You know, the movies that suck you in with how perfect the characters lives are, but then it quickly turns to struggle. But towards the end when all hope seems lost, a miraculous insight leads them to live happily ever after. That’s my relationship with chocolate and peanut butter.

The taste sucks me in and the struggle is figuring out how not to eat it all the time! The happily ever after part is still something I’m searching for, but I’m sure I’ll find it someday. Until that time, count me in for all things chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free
Inside The Jar

I experimented with eight different variations of this recipe in order to maximize the chocolaty/peanut butter taste, but also keep the calories in check. One of my first iterations actually turned out fantastic, but the fat content was ungodly (24g in one serving).

I couldn’t publish that with a clear concise because I want you to enjoy the recipe and not feel like you have a food baby 30 minutes after you eat it.

So when the second round produced a winner that tasted great and was healthier, I was thrilled! That recipe is what you see here (~14g fat and 22g protein).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

One of the best parts about overnights oats is that you can easily prep these jars for your workweek in less than an hour. Simply multiply the ingredients by the amount of days you need. Then make one large batch in a bowl and portion it out individually, into the jars.

Prep these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats tonight and see how much sweeter your morning becomes!

 

Looking for other tasty plant-based breakfast recipes? Try one of these:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

Prep Time
Total Time 
15 minutes
6 hour 15 minutes
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Total Time: 
6 hours 15 minutes
Servings:
1
Cuisine:
vegan
Category:
breakfast
Diet:
gluten free
Author:
plant based scotty

ingredients :

1/2 cup rolled oats (if gluten-free, ensure GF rolled oats)

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I prefer Orgain Sweet Vanilla Bean)*

2 tbsp date paste (you’ll need 4 medjool dates)***

1 tbsp creamy peanut butter***

1 tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp cacao nibs

top with :

fresh fruit

cacao nibs

notes :

*I highly recommend sticking with vanilla flavored protein powder. However, chocolate or peanut butter flavored would probably go work too.

**Date paste is a better alternative to using table sugar, however it does require more prep. If you don’t want to make it, sub with 2 tsp sugar or 1 tsp sweetener. Taste test and adjust to preference.

***Make sure your peanut butter is REALLY creamy, otherwise it won’t mix properly. Microwave it for 30 seconds so it melts and mixes better.

directions :

  1. Put four medjool dates in a small bowl and add boiling water just enough to cover the tops of the dates. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Place softened dates and 1/4 cup of the hot water in a food processor or blender. Pulse until a rough paste forms (you may need to scrape the sides with a spatula).
  3. Now add all of the ingredients in a pint sized mason jar. Carefully stir with a spoon until all the ingredients are combined. Cover, place in the fridge, and let it sit for 6 hours or overnight.

notes :

*I highly recommend sticking with vanilla flavored protein powder. However, chocolate or peanut butter flavored would probably go work too.

**Date paste is a better alternative to using table sugar, however it does require more prep. If you don’t want to make it, sub with 2 tsp sugar or 1 tsp sweetener. Taste test and adjust to preference.

***Make sure your peanut butter is REALLY creamy, otherwise it won’t mix properly. Microwave it for 30 seconds so it melts and mixes better.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free
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2 Comment(s)

  1. Nicholas Jenkin
    September 14, 2018

    This recipe signifies continued dawn-laden dreamstate beyond sleep. What an idea it is! Couldn’t get the vanilla protein powder but substituted hemp flour and vanilla essence. Otherwise followed the recipe, faithfully. Really impressed. Thanks for this.

    1. Scotty
      September 14, 2018

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this Nicholas!

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