Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats (+Protein)
Do you loooove peanut butter? What about chocolate? What if you could eat BOTH for breakfast and feel GOOD because it’s healthy?! Discover how to make these SUPER EASY Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats! Your sweet tooth will thank you.
One of My Favorite Overnight Oat Flavors
You may have already tried my Energizing Matcha Overnight Oats or my Peppermint Mocha Overnight Oats, and while these are absolutely delish, these Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats may have to take the front seat. My pregnant self would agree… more on that later.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Comparison
Here’s the deal. I need to be completely honest with you all. This may be hard for some of you to hear, but I need to get it off my chest… I don’t even like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! I know, I know… you probably think I’m crazy. Or maybe there is someone out there who agrees with me (Please comment below so I don’t feel so alone in this!). I just think the peanut butter tastes fake and the chocolate is so waxy. Yuck. Maybe I’m just a peanut butter snob?
Phew, now that I got that off my chest, I can come clean about these Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats. I LOVE THESE! No unnatural, artificial peanut butter chocolate flavor here. We have the REAL DEAL. I use Ideal Raw’s Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder and let me tell you, it’s amazing. The first ingredient in this bad boy is Organic Peanut Butter Powder. Which means it tastes like REAL peanut butter. The first ingredient in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on the other hand… milk chocolate (aka sugar). And one of the last ingredients on that bright orange packaging, peanuts (surrounded by a mess of other ingredients and preservatives no one can pronounce). No wonder it tastes like imitation peanut butter.
Some more ingredients in Reese’s peanut butter cups are:
- Non-fat milk
- Milk fat
Yikes. These would not be a good time if you’re dairy intolerant.
I have THES BEST NEWS for you. If you love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate, but you are diary-free, no need to worry! These Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats have got you! They are COMPLETELY DAIRY-FREE! The liquid we use is water and plant-based milk! Yippee!!!!
If you want to eat Reese’s peanut butter cups for breakfast… because who doesn’t? (Besides me as I explained earlier). BUT you are trying to be healthier, then these Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats are made for YOU!
PEANUT BUTTER Pregnancy Cravings
When I was 17 weeks pregnant, I was overtaken by a monster… the peanut butter monster. I was no longer Claire. I was a peanut butter ADDICT! My mouth was constantly salivating for that golden smooth stuff. First thing in the morning, I would devour 2 HUGE spoonfuls of peanut butter (which would be a sufficient day serving for any normal human being). Not for pregnant Claire. In the kitchen, I made chocolate peanut butter bars, peanut butter energy bites, and these Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats. There was never enough peanut butter to satisfy in my pregnant belly.
In the end, I now thank my pregnant self for this crazy craving, because the Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oat recipe was born (no pun intended). I think you’ll thank pregnant Claire too once you taste this peanut butter chocolate breakfast!
Love Peanut Butter Chocolate or Hate it, These Oats are for You
These overnight oats are the best of both worlds. If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups or if you hate them, you are bound to love these Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats. I am living, breathing proof of the latter. Plus they are GLUTEN-FREE, DAIR-FREE, and VEGAN! Everyone gets to enjoy chocolatey peanut buttery goodness!
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Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats (+Protein)
26.3g of protein! Vegan, GF, DF! These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are EASY and QUICK. They are also loaded with healthy ingredients to give you energy and satisfy that sweet tooth!
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (or yogurt of choice)
- 1 Scoop Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder (See notes)
- 1 Tbs Raw Cacao Powder
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
- Crushed Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, Raspberries, Banana
1. Combine all ingredients into a 16 oz sealable jar (or larger).
2. Close the lid and shake oats until all ingredients are mixed together (Should only take 10-15 seconds).
3. Store in the fridge overnight (Or 4 hours minimum) to let oats soak and thicken.
4. In the morning, pop on toppings and pour into a bowl or eat straight from the jar for a convenient on-the-go breakfast!
* Protein Powder- If you only have chocolate protein powder just add an additional 1-2 Tbs peanut butter powder or all-natural peanut butter (ingredients should be just peanuts and peanuts and salt).
-If you only have vanilla protein powder just add an extra 1 Tbs of cacao powder and the peanut butter options I listed in the first note.
* If you are Gluten-free (GF), make sure your oats are made in a factory that doesn't process gluten. Otherwise, oats are naturally GF! This is a trusted brand I would use.
* You can sub almond milk for any milk of your choice.
*You can make multiple jars of these oats at one time and store in the fridge for up to 4 days! Want to switch up the flavors? Try out my Peppermint Mocha Overnight Oats recipe!
*Experiment with liquid amounts to get your desired thickness.
*Try it out and be sure to tag us on Instagram! @secretlyhealthyhome
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 7.9gCarbohydrates: 44.9gNet Carbohydrates: 33.4gFiber: 11.5gSugar: 2.8gProtein: 26.3g
How big is your protein powder scoop? I have quite a variety. Roughly how many grams would be super helpful in the recipe.
Hi Amber! The amount of protein powder per scoop varies so slightly that it won’t matter much in this recipe since it’s just refrigerated and not baked 🙂 25 grams of protein powder is average, so that amount will work great. Let me know if you make them!