Peanut Butter and Chocolate Overnight Oats are the best way to start the day! They are fresh, creamy and ready to grab and go on busy mornings.
Whether your mornings are stuck in traffic, riding public transportation or preparing your kiddos for school, these are a perfect match for just about every household!
7 Days of Overnight Oats is here to help all of us get back into the swing of meal prepping, saving money and getting back to eating healthy after a summer of craziness!
🥣 Life Changing
Maybe you can relate?
My husband works in Arlington, VA and we live in the suburbs so his commute is somewhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours everyday. He works at an office location that has crappy food options, and what is there costs a fortune. We really detest spending money on crappy food when we can provide something better from home.
That worked great for years, but then my life got busier and busier which left us eating out more…and he stopped bringing homemade breakfasts and lunches to work. He was gaining weight from the nasty processed foods, we were losing more money than we could count and I felt guilty that I didn’t help prepare his food. Something had to give!
Are you still with me?
What Changed in Meal Prepping Breakfast
He always liked oatmeal, so we experimented with taking overnight oats and a hard boiled egg. Now, this sounds good, right? It was! I could make 3 days of breakfasts for him in less than ten minutes! He started to lose weight (yes, he had gained it just by eating the crap for breakfast! Nothing else changed!), I felt better that he had homemade breakfasts again and our bank account almost sang with extra money!
So, our obsession with overnight oats is not only real to us but we think it might resonate with you too!
So do we *really* eat all the oats? We do! Weekly! They have great fiber and protein that is perfect for creating a healthy lifestyle. We love that there are endless possibilities so we never get bored with our options.
🥄 Heated or Cold
A reader sent us this question, so we thought we should answer that in case anyone else is wondering!
Yes, you can pop these straight from the refrigerator to the microwave. Heat them for one minute, stir and see how hot they are. You may need to add an additional 30 seconds but my microwave was perfect at one minute.
I think they taste great cold, but definitely heat them up if you’d prefer.
This comes together in just a couple of minutes!
Step One: Place oats, almond milk and yogurt in a bowl and gently stir.
Step Two: Layer the bottom of 2 pint jars with half of the oatmeal mixture.
Step Three: Add peanut butter (this time, we used Justin’s Peanut Butter packet as they were on sale, but any peanut butter will work!) and sprinkle in a few chocolate chips. Layer on the remaining overnight oats and top with some more peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Place these in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
- You can leave out the yogurt. If you do, increase your milk so that the ratio is 1:1. One cup of oats to one cup of milk. The yogurt will create a creamy texture and adds additional protein but you don’t have to add it.
- Use only old fashioned oats for overnight oats. Don’t use quick oats as they get gummy real fast. Steel cut oats are too hard to eat without cooking so these are best NOT to use either.
- You can use whatever nut butter you would like for this recipe. We have made Almond Butter in the Vitamix and the Cuisinart. You can also try using your own Pistachio Butter for this recipe for a completely different flavor.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 pack Justin's Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips mini
- Combine the oats, yogurt, and milk together in a bowl and stir gently.
- Layer the bottom of the pint jar with oats. Midway, pour 1/2 of the packet of Justin's Peanut Butter in the jar, add a couple chocolate chips.
- Layer the remaining oats, followed by the Justin's Peanut Butter and a few more chocolate chips.