This Chocolate and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe is like a jar full of Reese’s oatmeal.
Yes, the taste is on point, but so is the nutrition. This is probably the most balanced – nutritionally – overnight oat recipe that I’ve done so far. The entire jar is just under 400 calories – so it’s not particularly low in calories – but it does have 30 grams of protein.
I love balanced recipes like this. Dieting isn’t always about eating foods low in calories, sometimes it’s about eating foods that are good for you, that keep you full, and give you energy. And that’s exactly what these oats do.
So, if you’re looking for an easy healthy breakfast idea, this chocolate and peanut butter overnight oat recipe might just be the answer!
Things I Used To Make This Overnight Oats Recipe
- A Sealable Jar, to help the oatmeal soak up the ingredients and thicken the recipe up
- Protein Powder, to really up the protein content
- Semi-Sweetened Mini Chocolate Chips, to add even more chocolate flavor to the overnight oats
- Peanut flour, that I then made into peanut butter, to drastically reduce the calories – and fat macros – to the recipe
- Sugar Substitute, to add some sweetness to the oats without adding calories
- Of course I also used my Food Scale – as always – to measure out the ingredients as precisely as possible
- ½ Cup (40g) old fashioned oats
- ½ Tbsp (2g) Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Heaping ½ tbsp (9g) sugar substitute
- Heaping Tbsp (12g) chocolate whey protein powder
- ¼ Cup low fat / non-fat Greek yogurt (55g)
- ½ Tbsp semi-sweetened mini chocolate chips
- ½ Cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 4 Tbsps (24g) Peanut flour
- Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl (except peanut flour or peanut butter) and mix until combined
- Pour half of the chocolate oatmeal batter into a sealable jar
- Add peanut butter (or peanut flour you make into peanut butter)
- Top with the remaining chocolate batter
- Seal jar and refrigerate 6-8 hours
Optional - More semi-sweetened mini chocolate chips to top the overnight oats with when you're ready to eat breakfast.
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