With it's classic flavor combo, my Cinnamon Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats take only minutes to prepare and they’re ready in the morning for a delicious, protein-filled breakfast on the go! The bonus? They’re also made with all-natural, healthy ingredients.
3tablespoonscreamy peanut butteryou may also substitute almond or soy butter
1tablespoon baking cocoa
1tablespoonpure maple syrup
4tablespoonsplain Greek yogurt
1 ½teaspoonvanilla extract
¾-1cup1% milksee note
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients (I like to mix right in my storage container—so a glass Pyrex or mason jar).
(I like to mix right in my storage container—so a glass Pyrex or mason jar),
Stir just to blend.
Store covered in refrigerator 6-8 hours or overnight.
When ready to eat, serve cold or warm 1-2 minutes in microwave.
If it is too thick for you, add a little milk to thin it out.
Mixture will keep up to three days in refrigerator.
Look for chia seeds in the natural food section of your grocery store. We prefer old-fashioned rolled oats but you can also substitute quick oats. Cocoa powder is the baking cocoa variety and not the hot cocoa mix. Look for baking cocoa in the baking aisle. Feel free to substitute any type of milk you like (almond, soy, oat, etc.)Make Ahead Preparation TipsAs the name suggests, these are meant to be made ahead—the day before in fact! I’ve made them in a larger batch though and they will keep up in the refrigerator for up to three days.Or Make It a Meal KitYou can also make a big batch of the dry ingredients and divide it up into baggies. Label and add instructions to add the “wet” ingredients when you assemble them for overnight. This would mean the peanut butter, vanilla, Greek yogurt and milk.This is a great idea if you are short on space but want to get a bit ahead on the prep side of things and you can add the fresh ingredients later.
Can you freeze overnight oats?
I’ve not tried this but I’m not sure why not. I know other people who have and they say it works just fine!Just keep in mind you'll need extra time to thaw them out, probably overnight in the refrigerator. If you like, you can make up a big batch and freeze some of it for later.