This hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Steel Cut Oats is sweet, rich and creamy, and it's totally foolproof!
Steel-cut oats are a hearty healthy breakfast. If you have never had them, they have a chewy consistency.
They're chewier than traditional rolled oats, quick oats, and instant oats and have a nutty flavor. They take a bit longer than some vegan breakfasts but are totally worth it.
I like to add peanut butter for the taste and added protein, and chocolate chips for some sweetness. Yum!
Another great way to make steel cut oats is my Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats recipe.
Another sweet easy breakfast is my Chocolate Quinoa Bowl.
Other recipes to try are my Vegan Rocky Road Fudge recipe, 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge recipe, and Vegan Microwave Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Peanut Butter.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is sweet, rich, and creamy.
- It is a healthy and filling breakfast with simple ingredients.
- It's an easy recipe that's made in about 25 minutes.
- Almond milk: I used unsweetened almond milk, but you could use soy, milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or other dairy-free milk.
- Steel cut oats: Add a chewy texture. Steel cut oats are basically whole oat groats that have been cut into 2 or 3 pieces. I used certified gluten-free steel cut oats from Bob's Red Mill. You could also use old-fashioned oats or another type of oats. Check the cooking time on the package. Other oats don't take as much time to cook.
- Creamy peanut butter: I used all-natural peanut butter. You could also use shelf-stable peanut butter or another nut butter if you are not a peanut butter fan.
- Pure maple syrup: Adds sweetness. You could also use brown sugar, agave syrup, or dates.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness. I like to use sea salt.
- Chocolate chips: I used dark chocolate chips. You could also use dark chocolate baking chunks or cacao nibs.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Almond butter, cashew butter or another nut butter or seed butter
- Raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- Chia seeds or flax seed
- Vanilla extract
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger
- Mashed banana or banana slices, berries, or other fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Protein powder
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Step 1: Pour almond milk into a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil.
Step 2: Pour steel-cut oats into the saucepan and reduce heat. Cook 15-20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on how chewy you want it.
Keep an eye on the almond milk. It tends to boil over quickly.
Step 3: Add peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt to the oatmeal mixture. Heat for a couple of minutes.
Step 4: Remove from the heat and add chocolate chips.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
For this peanut butter steel cut oatmeal recipe I did not soak the oats first, but you definitely could. Soaking them will not only make them softer and creamier, but they'll take less time to cook.
Steel cut oats are one of the least processed forms of oats. They have a chewier consistency than other forms of oats.
These steel cut oats will last up to 5 days in an airtight container.
You could definitely soak the oats overnight instead of cooking them. Add the almond milk and steel cut oats to two mason jars. Let sit overnight and add the rest of the ingredients the next day.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Steel Cut Oats
- Add almond milk to a medium saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Keep an eye on it. It tends to boil over.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add oats. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn't stick.
- Add peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt. Remove from heat. Let sit 2 minutes.
- Top with chocolate chips.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.