These vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds are perfect for busy mornings or on the go. They fill you up for hours and are portable.
These healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds are my go-to vegan breakfast for days when I am out and about or when my mornings are hectic.
They are filled with protein and fiber so I stay full for hours. You can meal prep several days worth at a time.
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. The combo is my go-to when I want something sweet. This recipe has the perfect balance of creamy peanut butter and sweet chocolate.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is an easy breakfast made from simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. It's perfect for people who like to meal plan.
- It is hearty and healthy. It'll keep you full for hours.
- It is sweet with a creamy texture.
- Rolled oats: Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) work best for overnight oats. I used gluten-free oats. They get soft enough while not being too mushy. You could use quick oats, but you won't have as much texture. You could also use steel-cut oats. If you do you'll want to soak them for the full 8 hours or more. You'll have more texture than rolled oats.
- Soy milk: Adds protein and flavor. You can use vanilla almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or any non-dairy milk.
- Raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder): Adds the chocolate flavor. You can also use cocoa powder.
- Peanut butter: For its creamy nutty flavor. You can use whatever your favorite is: all-natural peanut butter or shelf-stable peanut butter.
- Chia seeds: I added chia seeds for some protein and fiber. You can leave them out if you like.
- Pure maple syrup: I used maple syrup because it is one of my favorite sweeteners. You could also use agave syrup, dates, brown sugar, white sugar, or a sugar-free sweetener.
- Cacao nibs, dark chocolate chunks, or chocolate chips: I like cacao nibs for the bitter chocolaty taste. When I updated this recipe I used dark chocolate chunks to add a little sweetness. You could use cacao nibs, dark chocolate chunks, or dark chocolate chips, or leave them out altogether.
- Salt: To enhance the flavors and bring out the sweetness of the maple syrup. I like to sea salt.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Chocolate chips
- Raspberries, strawberries, or other berries
- Almond butter, cashew butter or other nut butter
- Sunflower seed butter
- Vegan yogurt or vegan Greek yogurt
- Coconut milk
- Almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk or other dairy-free milk
- Nuts: peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds
- Vanilla extract
- Protein powder for some extra protein
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom
- Berries or banana slices
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Step 1: Add dry ingredients to a mason jar or airtight container.
Step 2: Whisk to combine.
Step 3: Add wet ingredients.
Step 4: Stir the oat mixture and let sit overnight.
Step 5: In the morning add dark chocolate chunks or cacao nibs to the oatmeal.
How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?
Place the chocolate peanut butter oats in the fridge for a minimum of 3-4 hours up to 72 hours.
- You may want more liquid than I've listed. Start with the amount shown and check the consistency in the morning to see if you want more after it's been absorbed.
- Add the cacao nibs or chocolate chips right before you eat it.
- If you try this with vegan yogurt or coconut milk you may want more liquid because it will make the oats thick and dense.
You can eat this overnight oatmeal straight from the fridge or heat it up in a bowl if you wish. To heat them, remove the lid and microwave at 30 second intervals until warmed to your liking.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Old fashioned rolled oats work the best for overnight oats. They have a soft texture, but are not too mushy.
You can eat them cold or hot. You can heat them up in the microwave at 30 second intervals until hot.
I like soy milk for some added protein, but you can use whatever kind you like. You can even use coffee.
That way, you get your breakfast and coffee all in one, like my Mocha Almond Overnight Oats.
These easy vegan overnight oats with chocolate and peanut butter are great for on-the-go or traveling. There's no need to skip breakfast when you can make these the night before.
I originally posted this recipe on February 18, 2016. I added new photos and text when I republished it.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats With Chia Seeds
- Put rolled oats, cacao powder and chia seeds in a mason jar. Stir to combine. Add peanut butter, maple syrup and soy milk. Stir again. Let sit in refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, stir again, and top with dark chocolate chunks or cacao nibs.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.