Overnight Oats has to be one of my favourite daily breakfast options which I eat every day in the warmer seasons. It’s super easy to make, affordable, healthy and filling which makes it the perfect breakfast.
It’s also great for meal prep as you can make a few portions for a few days in advance which saves so much time and hassle.
I love making different flavours and variations of overnight oats to keep it interesting. Two of my favourite things to eat are chocolate and peanut butter, so I naturally had to make this into a fun healthy breakfast option! The flavours are amazing together, whilst it might look and sound decadent, it’s not too sweet as the combination is nicely balanced.
This recipe is easy and takes less than 5 minutes to make.
- Rolled oats are always best to use as quick oats will become too mushy as they’re much finer
- Chia seeds are added for their texture and for their added benefits such as omega 3’s, fiber, and protein
- Ground flax seeds are also high in fiber and protein
- Raw cacao powder is chocolate in it's purest form that is full of antioxidants. It’s rich & slightly bitter which is why a sweetener is needed
- Peanut butter, use natural peanut butter without any ingredients apart from peanuts and maybe sea salt. I always prefer crunchy for the texture.
- Maple syrup is used for natural sweetness, you can also substitute it with honey/rice malt syrup or even agave
- Date is chopped & added for a nice caramel taste
- Almond milk is my preferred milk however you can use any milk you like such as oat milk
- Make sure the milk is covering just above the oats. It might seem like there is too much liquid to start but it will be absorbed by the oats and chia seeds
- If it’s too thick and sticky in the morning especially after a few days, add a splash extra of almond milk and give it a stir. It will then be perfect to eat.
- It’s always best to add your toppings in the morning just before eating and serving so the fruit and toppings don’t go soggy
How long do overnight oats last?
Up to 4-5 days in the fridge.
Can I eat overnight oats after 1 hour?
I find that the texture is best after 4 hours if you can't wait overnight.
Why are my overnight oats sticky?
Ensure to add enough liquid that covers the oats. Whilst resting, the oats absorb the liquid and if there isn't enough the texture will be thick and sticky.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 60-80 g rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I've used crunchy PB)
- 1 date
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Add the oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, cacao powder, maple syrup and peanut butter into a mason jar or bowl
- Pour over the almond milk and mix well together, make sure the milk covers the top of the oats
- Remove the pit from the date, chop into small pieces, add to the jar and mix together
- Cover and place into the fridge overnight to set
- The next morning, give it a mix and add a splash of milk if it's too thick
- Top with your favorite toppings, I love adding sliced banana, cacao nibs and a drizzle of peanut butter 🙂