If you love chocolate and peanut butter together, this is the healthy breakfast recipe for you! Creamy chocolate PB overnight oats are packed with high quality protein thanks to Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Made with nutritious ingredients like old fashioned oats, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter, you can prepare this recipe in five minutes.

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There’s no question that chocolate and peanut butter is a well loved flavor combination. If you agree, you’re going to adore this peanut butter chocolate overnight oats recipe!

It’s just like my stovetop chocolate peanut butter oatmeal, but in cold and refreshing overnight oats form.

As a Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth, I love making healthy recipes inspired by my favorite dessert flavors. This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe has major Reese’s cup vibes, but is made with nutritious ingredients like old fashioned oats, plain Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and creamy natural peanut butter.

Each serving of this overnight oats recipe packs 12 grams of dietary fiber and 22 grams of protein (with no protein powder!) which will keep you full for hours and help you maintain stable blood sugar levels throughout the morning.

This recipe is vegetarian and gluten free (if using certified gluten free rolled oats). It takes just 5 minutes to prep the night before, and serves two.

Step-by-step video

Ingredients in chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

Everything you need to make this recipe is listed below:

Kitchen tools needed

You’ll need an airtight container or small jars to make and store the overnight oats, as well as a spoon for mixing, measuring cups, and measuring spoons.

Best oats for overnight oats

The best oats to use for overnight oats are old fashioned rolled oats. Quick oats/instant oats are too soft and won’t have enough texture, while steel cut oats are not able to absorb the liquid to soften into an edible texture.

Once you’ve given this recipe a try, check out my other overnight oats with Greek yogurt recipes, including blueberry pie overnight oats, cinnamon roll overnight oats, spiced pear overnight oats, and chai latte overnight oats.

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How to make overnight oats

Overnight oats are so easy and fast to prepare! Here’s how to prep chocolate PB overnight oats:

  • Add dry ingredients to an airtight container with a lid or a jar: oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, salt, and chocolate chips.
  • Add the wet ingredients: soy milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and peanut butter.
  • Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Cover the overnight oats and refrigerate overnight, or at least for 2 hours. The oats and chia seeds will absorb the liquid, making super thick and creamy overnight oats!
  • Portion into two servings when you are ready to eat the next morning.

How long do overnight oats last in the fridge?

Once you prepare overnight oats, enjoy them within 3-5 days for optimal texture and flavor. The longer overnight oats sit, the more liquid the oats will absorb, and the oat grains will break down and become softer in texture.

Can you heat up overnight oats?

While overnight oats are typically enjoyed cold right from the fridge, you could heat them up if you much prefer hot oats. Put overnight oats in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute, or until warmed through.

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Are overnight oats good for you?

Just like with many recipes, this all depends on the ingredients you use to make overnight oats! Since I am a Registered Dietitian, you can be sure that my overnight oats recipes are nutritious and loaded with healthy ingredients.

This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe features many nutritious foods:

  • Old fashioned oats
    • A good source of dietary fiber. Oats contain the soluble fiber beta glucan which can help lower total and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.
    • Half a cup of dry oats provides 4 grams of fiber, 5.3 grams of plant-based protein, and micronutrients including iron, thiamin, and magnesium.
  • Chia seeds
    • Rich in ALA omega-3 fatty acids, which may help fight inflammation and prevent heart disease
    • An excellent source of dietary fiber. One ounce of chia seeds (about 2 tbsp) has 7.7 grams of fiber, or 28% of your daily needs.
    • One ounce of chia seeds has 5.2 grams of plant-based protein and several micronutrients including thiamin, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
  • Peanut butter
    • An affordable source of plant-based protein – two tablespoons provides 7 grams of protein!
    • Contains heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • Greek yogurt

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Protein-Packed Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Overnight
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

If you love chocolate and peanut butter together, this is the healthy breakfast recipe for you! Creamy chocolate PB overnight oats are packed with high quality protein thanks to Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Made with nutritious ingredients like old fashioned oats, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter, you can prepare this recipe in five minutes.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 rounded tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


Instructions

  1. In an airtight container or jar, combine oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, salt, and chocolate chips.
    Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats dry ingredients in a small glass circular container
  2. Add the Greek yogurt, soy milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup.
    chocolate peanut butter overnight oats ingredients in a glass circular container before being mixed
  3. Mix together thoroughly until everything is well combined.
    hands mixing up a container of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats
  4. Cover the container and refrigerate overnight, or at least 2 hours.
    chocolate peanut butter overnight oats in a circular container with a lid
  5. Stir together and portion into two bowls for serving.

Notes

Storage

Once you prepare overnight oats, enjoy them within 3-5 days for optimal texture and flavor. The longer overnight oats sit, the more liquid the oats will absorb, and the oat grains will break down and become softer in texture.

Can you heat up overnight oats?

While overnight oats are typically enjoyed cold right from the fridge, you could heat them up if you much prefer hot oats. Put overnight oats in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute, or until warmed through.