These healthy, yet decadent chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are high in protein, fibre and flavour! You’ll feel like you’re indulging at breakfast! Gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free options.
So THIS was my breakfast this morning.
I’m totally not trying to brag or anything.
But man, was it GOOD!
I felt like I was completely indulging in this chocolatey goodness in a jar.
Think.. chocolate and peanut butter infused into oatmeal with a sweet hint of banana.
And NO added sugar??!
It totally hit the spot.
The best part is that I made it the night before in the blender.
And then just poured the mixture into jars with oats and stuck it in the fridge overnight.
I woke up this morning, and breakfast was there.
Staring me right in the face.
Just like that.
If you make the whole batch, you’ll have a whole bunch of decadent breakfasts waiting for you every morning.
How sweet is that?!
Now oftentimes, I see overnight oats made with Greek yogurt, which is fantastic if you like the taste.
In my experience of serving Greek yogurt to countless customers (and witnessing the gag reaction soon after), it’s pretty hard to get people to eat it unless it’s sweetened and every ounce of sourness is concealed.
There is, of course maybe the odd person that doesn’t mind the sour taste of eating Greek yogurt plain, but I definitely don’t come across them very often.
And of course, part of my mission in life is to avoid dumping a whole bunch of sugar into recipes just to make it taste better.
Now without the Greek yogurt, we’d be lacking protein.
If you know me at all, I am constantly preaching about the importance of consuming protein, especially at breakfast time for that feeling of fullness and maintenance of lean muscle.
So I decided to dump in some pasteurized egg whites.
Uncooked, of course.
You might have assumed that, but I just wanted to clarify before you got all grossed out.
Those egg whites will add that boost of protein we’re looking for without altering the flavour like the Greek yogurt would. Plus, the pasteurization process makes it perfectly safe to consume uncooked.
So we dump a bunch of egg whites in….
What does that mean exactly?
MORE sweetness from the banana. Which means, no sudden urge to dump in spoonful after spoonful of sugar.
AND MORE chocolate and MORE peanut butter flavour to rock your world.
That’s what I’m talkin’ about…
I can hardly wait for my next decadent breakfast ;)
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup per serving
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or sub in preferred milk)
- 2 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 very ripe banana mashed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Maple syrup or vanilla protein powder to sweeten optional
- Toppings of your choice i.e. a few sliced bananas, drizzle of peanut butter, dark chocolate chips or sprinkle of unsweetened coconut (optional)
- Divide the oats, cocoa powder, chia seeds and salt between two mason jars or bowls. Give it a quick stir to combine.
- Next divide the almond milk, peanut butter, banana, and vanilla between the jars and stir thoroughly to combine, making sure that the peanut butter and banana are distributed evenly.
- Cover the containers and allow the oats to sit in the fridge overnight or until thickened (sometimes I'll even just leave them for 30 minutes to an hour and they're all ready to go)! Taste. Add in maple syrup or preferred sweetener and/or protein powder, if desired.
- To serve, top with a drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate chips and chopped peanuts, if desired.
- Use an overripe banana as this will help contribute extra sweetness to the oat mixture. Bananas that aren't ripe don't tend to be as sweet and have a stronger banana flavour.
- Make sure that you thoroughly mix in the peanut butter and banana so that the flavours are distributed evenly throughout the oat mixture.
- Be sure to mix the oat mixture well, folding it with a spoon or small spatula, as sometimes the cocoa powder or other ingredients may settle to the bottom of the bowl or jar.
- Sweeten the overnight oats to taste. Personally, I skip the maple syrup and just add a tablespoon of vegan vanilla protein powder and find that adds the perfect amount of sweetness and a little extra protein!
- The oats can be eaten cold, at room temperature or warm. If you would like to eat them warm, heat them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
- They will keep in the fridge covered for up to 4 days.
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