An easy make ahead healthy breakfast or snack, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are dairy and gluten free and packed with healthy carbs, fiber, and healthy fats!
Breakfast doesn’t get much easier than overnight oats. Although I am usually a savory breakfast type of girl, I sometimes get in the mood for something sweet and overnight oats always hit the spot. I mean what is better than making your breakfast before you go to bed and then waking up with it being ready?!
If you don’t know what overnight oats are, I’ll give you a brief rundown. Basically you soak rolled oats in a liquid of choice (I like almond milk) with other flavors, spices, and ingredients and let it sit overnight. Some of my flavor add-ins are nut butters, fruit, chia seeds, cinnamon, cacao, and protein powder. The next morning the oats absorb the liquid and they become a thick and chewy texture. Almost like pudding, but not as smooth…if that makes any sense ha.
Instead of using regular unsweetened almond milk, I spiced it up by using Dulcis Mexican Cacao almond milk. I’ve talked about Dulcis before, but they are a local Austin company making organic, non-gmo, and free of preservatives almond milk using soaked almonds. If you are in Austin you should definitely try them out. I’ve made a few other recipes with their milks including paleo chocolate pudding, healthy rice pudding, and golden milk cauliflower soup. If you don’t have access to Dulcis, feel free to use regular almond milk and add more cacao!
When deciding what else to mix in I thought what goes better with chocolate than peanut butter?! Nothing really…except for maybe salted caramel. And I’m not really sure how to make that (but now I might try) so chocolate peanut butter overnight oats it is. If you don’t do peanut butter, I have also made these with almond butter and they turn out great! Feel free to add a scoop of protein powder to up the protein factor, which would make these for a perfect post workout treat!
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- ½ cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free if needed)
- ¾ cup Dulcis Mexican Cacao*
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- optional toppings: sliced banana, peanut butter, cacao nibs...
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or overnight, until mixture thickens.
- Eat out of the jar or transfer to a bowl and top with toppings of choice.
Thanks so much Dulcis Milks for providing me with some product and helping make this post possible!
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