These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings. Whip up several at a time in just 5 minutes and have breakfast ready for you when you wake up. Easily made vegan and gluten free.
This recipe was originally published January 2015 and updated January 2021.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are every Reese Cup lover's breakfast dream come true.
Rich, creamy peanut butter, chocolate and hearty oats make for a sweet and delicious breakfast that is ready when you wake up.
Why this is the best breakfast:
- It is ready for you when you wake up. We are tired enough in the morning. Don't make thinking about breakfast another thing to do. It's all set and ready if you opt for these chocolate peanut butter overnight oats!
- Super kid friendly. Tastes like a treat, but really is great fuel for the morning. The kids will love it too!
- Easy to meal prep. We like to make several at a time and then have grab and go meals in the morning.
- Peanut butter and chocolate, hello! I mean, this is a classic flavor. PB and chocolate are always better together.
Peanut butter in my overnight oats is truly one of my favorite things. From Peanut Butter Banana Protein Oats, to Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats, and don't forget Peanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oatmeal. Yes, CHEESECAKE.
What you will need:
- Opt for gluten free rolled oats if needed. Plenty of options out there these days!
- Any milk works. Typically we have vanilla almond milk or whole milk in the house. So whichever I need to use up is what I use. Feeling extra crazy? Chocolate almond milk is DELICIOUS.
How to make these:
Nothing to it. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats can probably even be whipped up with your eyes closed.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl or jar.
- Stir well.
- Chill for at least 4 hours.
That is it! I would say it is easier than 1, 2, 3 even.
Notes and Tips:
- 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!
- Sweeten this recipe to your liking and with the sweetener you prefer. I LOVE maple syrup. Not your favorite? Use what you love. Honey, sugar, whatever works best!
- You can meal prep several servings of this overnight oatmeal at a time. 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 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.
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Check out these other flavors:
- Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Combine all ingredients in small jar or bowl that can be sealed. Stir well and then cover.
- Refrigerate overnight. Serving options: serve with a sprinkle of cocoa nibs, extra peanut butter drizzle, dark chocolate chips, or sliced banana.
- Sweeten these overnight oats with your preferred sweetener and use the maple syrup as a guide. Everyone has a different preferred level of sweet.
- I had 2 teaspoon of shredded coconut in this recipe for a long time, feel free to add it, but it is not everyone's favorite so moved it to the notes as an option!