Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (Chocolate Chip!)


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Peanut butter overnight oats are the perfect healthy breakfast idea for anyone who loves the taste of chocolate and peanut butter together (much like my chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe!). These chocolate chip overnight oats with peanut butter are so easy to make that they are on regular rotation for quick breakfasts for my kids.

If you need a low carb version, make keto overnight oats instead.

Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Nutty chocolate peanut butter flavor
  • Creamy, spoonable texture
  • Simple ingredients
  • No baking or microwave needed
  • Quick 5-minute prep time
  • Dairy-free, with nut-free and vegan options
  • Packed with protein and fiber
  • Easy to enjoy on the go
Peanut butter overnight oats in a glass on a plate.

Ingredients & Substitutions

This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for overnight peanut butter oats, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.

  • Rolled Oats – These create the best consistency for this recipe compared to quick oats or steel cut oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but can become contaminated during processing. If you have a gluten intolerance, be sure to use gluten free oats.
  • Chia Seeds – In addition to their fiber, these seeds help thicken the oat mixture. You can also use flax seeds instead.
  • Peanut Butter – I used natural peanut butter for this recipe, but another nut butter (such almond butter) will give you similar results. If you want a nut-free alternative, you could use sunflower seed butter.
  • Honey – I used this sugar-free honey as a natural sweetener, but any honey will work for this overnight oats recipe. Substitute maple syrup for a vegan option.
  • Vanilla Extract – Use high quality, pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Chocolate Chips – I use these sugar free dark chocolate chips, but you can use any kind you prefer.
  • Milk – The oats will absorb the liquid overnight and become fluffy, similar to how cooked oats would. I make my own unsweetened almond milk, but use any milk you like (homemade or store-bought), such as coconut milk, hemp milk, or simply regular dairy milk if your lifestyle allows.
Chocolate chip peanut butter overnight oats ingredients in bowls.

How To Make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This section shows how to make overnight oats with chocolate chips and peanut butter, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

  1. Combine. In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, chocolate chips, and milk. (You can use a small bowl if making a single serving.)
  2. Divide. Place the oatmeal mixture into single serving containers, such as half pint jars, for an easy-to-grab breakfast. Cover with lids.
  3. Refrigerate. Chill the oat mixture overnight to thicken and allow the oats to absorb the liquid. If desired, top with more chocolate chips or an additional drizzle of peanut butter to serve.
Ingredients in a glass container.
Oats, milk, and other ingredients in a container ready to go in the refrigerator.

Peanut butter overnight oats in serving glass on a plate.

Toppings & Variations

Peanut butter and oats are a classic combination, and there are endless ways to enjoy them for breakfast. Here are some ideas:

  • Nuts – Add chopped nuts or seeds like walnuts, cashews, or almonds for a crunchy topping.
  • Add fruit – Berries (strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries) and banana slices pair well with peanut butter and chocolate. Just add your fruit on top in the morning, or mash and mix in before refrigerating.
  • Pumpkin spice – Swap the peanut butter, honey and chocolate for pumpkin pureepumpkin spice, and sugar-free maple syrup for a delicious fall breakfast.
  • Almond joy – Replace peanut butter with almond butter, omit honey and chia seeds, and add unsweetened coconut flakes and sliced almonds.
  • Snickers – Make this peanut butter chocolate overnight oats recipe taste like a snickers bar with a drizzle of caramel sauce (or sugar free caramel sauce).

Storage Instructions

  • Store: Keep overnight oats with peanut butter in airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Meal prep: Peanut butter chocolate overnight oats are a great way to meal prep. Simply make the oats and store in portion sized containers such as mason jars in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Freeze: After preparing, portion oats into individual containers and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, give oats a good stir and garnish with fresh fruit, nuts, or any other toppings you like.
Chocolate chip overnight oats on a plate next to a spoon.

More Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes

Chocolate chip overnight oats are a great make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast option. Here are a few of my other favorite make-ahead, healthy breakfast recipes:

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 cup

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.

Calories 380

Fat 17.3g

Protein 10.6g

Total Carbs 48.6g

Net Carbs 31.9g

Fiber 16.7g

Sugar 6.5g

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