This easy chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe has a creamy texture and delicious chocolate peanut butter flavor.
It’s a healthy vegan breakfast recipe to fuel on plant-based proteins and slow carbs.
What’s A Chocolate Overnight Oat Recipe?
Chocolate Overnight Oats are a healthy, raw breakfast recipe made with old-fashioned rolled oats, cocoa powder, and almond milk.
It’s a healthy plant-based breakfast recipe to start the day with slow-release carbs from oats and protein. As such, it’s similar to my Protein Overnight Oats, but with chocolate and slightly less protein.
A vegan chocolate overnight oats taste like a decadent chocolate peanut butter pudding with pieces of smooth oats and crunchy bites of chocolate chips.
How To Make Chocolate Overnight Oats
It is very easy to make peanut butter chocolate overnight oats as a healthy breakfast.
But first, remember that overnight oats require 24 hours in the fridge to set, so you must prepare this recipe at least the day before.
You need only a few wholesome ingredients to make this vegan overnight oats chocolate breakfast at home.
- Old-fashioned rolled oats – use gluten-free certified if needed.
- Chia seeds
- Unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- Maple syrup or sugar-free sweeteners like stevia drops or erythritol.
- Vanilla extract
- Natural peanut butter it means peanut butter without added sugar or added oils. You can also use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.
- Almond milk or dairy-free milk you love like coconut milk, or hemp milk.
The day before breakfast, combine all your ingredients into a mixing bowl. Feel free to stir in 1/3 cup chocolate chips in the mix to make a peanut butter chocolate chip overnight oats.
Cover the bowl with a lid or transfer to a sealed glass mason jar and place in the fridge overnight.
Serving Chocolate Overnight Oats
The next day, open the jar and serve half of the oats overnight chocolate peanut butter mixture. Feel free to add toppings on top of the bowl like:
- Vegan dark chocolate chips
- Drizzle of natural peanut butter or any nut butter you love, like almond butter.
- Chopped peanuts
Storing Overnight Oats
You can store this recipe in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for up to 3 days.
Or you can freeze the overnight oats and thaw them in the fridge the day before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Add Protein Powder?
You can add protein powder to this recipe, but it will thicken the batter.
As a result, you will need more milk to avoid dry, thick overnight oats.
Follow my overnight oats recipe with protein powder for the best results with protein powder.
How Does It Taste?
Chocolate overnight oats are a creamy, chocolatey breakfast pudding with soft pieces of soaked oats.
It’s not overly sweet, and you can add some sweetness by adding mashed banana or more maple syrup in the mix.
If served with chopped peanut and chocolate chips, it adds a delicious crunchy texture that balances the smooth texture of the overnight oats.
Can I Make It Fat-Free?
Sure, you can skip the peanut butter in this recipe and make a chocolate overnights oats recipe using the remaining ingredients.
A great fat-free swap to peanut butter is dairy-free yogurt. It adds a similar creamy texture to the recipe without the saturated fat from the nut butter.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Below I listed more healthy vegan breakfast recipes for you to try:
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- In a mixing bowl, add old-fashioned rolled oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, sweetener, almond milk, and peanut butter.
- Whisk for 1-2 minutes or until fully combined. You can also place the ingredients in a glass mason jar, shake vigorously, and form a consistent chocolate mixture. It won't be thick, and that's normal. Just make sure the peanut butter is well combined with the remaining ingredients.
- Taste the mixture and adjust sweetener, adding more now or later as a topping.
- Cover the bowl with a lid or close the jar, and place in the fridge overnight.
- Serve half of the recipe as one serving the next day. Top it with crushed peanuts, a drizzle of peanut butter, and chocolate chips.