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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana

This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe tastes like dessert and provides all of the nutrients needed for a healthy and satisfying breakfast.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana

This is a variation of our overnight oats base recipe. Overnight oats are great for breakfast and can make busy mornings a breeze. This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe tastes like dessert and provides all of the nutrients needed for a healthy and filling breakfast.

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Culinary Tips for Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Want to make breakfast for the entire week or for the whole family? To speed up prep time, make a big batch in a bowl, then divide into individual servings.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Oats: use old-fashioned or quick oats. Old-fashioned oats create a firm, chewy texture; quick oats create a soft, mushy texture. Do not use steel cut oats; these have to be cooked for optimal digestion.
  • Milk: use regular or dairy-free milk. Don’t have milk? You can make overnight oats with water, but they won’t taste as creamy.
  • Greek Yogurt: substitute regular plain yogurt. Choose a fat content that works with your overall diet. Choose sugar-free varieties and sweeten to taste. To make your overnight oats vegan, leave out the yogurt or substitute a plant-based yogurt.
  • Peanut Butter: substitute any other nut butter. Got a nut allergy? Make allergy-friendly overnight oats by leaving out the nut butter or replacing it with sunflower butter.
  • Honey: substitute any sweetener you like.

Recipe Variations

Feel free to add other mix-ins: chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, nut butter, flavor extracts, etc.

Need some overnight oats recipe inspiration? 

Use our base recipe as a guide, or check out some of our favorite overnight oats variations!

Take a look at our stovetop oatmeal base recipe and its variations for even more ideas!

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Overnight Oats are a Healthy Breakfast

The first meal of the day can affect how you feel for the rest of the day. A balanced breakfast should contain complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The featured ingredients in this healthy overnight oats recipe are oats, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and banana. This recipe also contains natural sweetener, but far less than many breakfast cereals.

Oats

Oats are a whole grain and a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fiber is important for digestion, satiety, stable blood sugar, good cholesterol, and healthy gut bacteria. Complex carbohydrates are important for steady energy and focus. (1, 2)

Greek Yogurt

Making overnight oats with Greek yogurt creates a creamy texture and taste. Plus, it adds a nutritional boost! Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, and gut-friendly probiotics.

Peanut Butter

Peanuts contain plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats. These nutrients help you feel satisfied until your next meal. Choose varieties that don’t contain added sugars or oils.

Refer to our ingredient guide for helpful tips when shopping for nut butter.

Banana

Bananas contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals – important for digestion, energy, and metabolism. Greenish bananas are firm and higher in prebiotic fiber. Brownish bananas are soft and higher in sugar, making them a bit sweeter. Either work in this recipe!

Less Sugar than Breakfast Cereal

Many breakfast cereals contain way too much added sugar. By making your own peanut butter overnight oats, you get to control the added sugar!

PB Chocolate Overnight Oats Serving Suggestions

Overnight oats aren’t just for breakfast! They can also be a great snack or post-workout treat.

Serve hot or cold.

How to Store Overnight Oats

Store overnight oats in the refrigerator. They’ll be ready to eat the next morning. Overnight oats can be stored for up to one week in the fridge. The longer they oats are held in the refrigerator, the mushier they will become.

Want more healthy breakfast recipes?

Check out these healthy base recipe breakfast ideas, then adjust to YOUR taste!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana

Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats taste like dessert and provide all of the nutrients needed for a healthy and filling breakfast!
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup old fashioned or quick oats
  • ½ cup milk or milk alternative
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or to taste)
  • ½ medium banana, sliced (~½ cup)

Instructions
 

  • Mix oats, milk, yogurt, chocolate chips, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and honey in a bowl. Top with banana or add it in the morning.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy cold!

Notes

Make multiple servings of this recipe by combining all ingredients in a large bowl and portioning out individual servings each morning.
 
Substitute honey with any sweetener of your choice and adjust flavor to taste.
 
Keyword chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

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