These healthy, yet decadent chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are high in protein, fibre and flavour! You’ll feel like you’re indulging at breakfast! Gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free options.
So THIS was my breakfast this morning.
I’m totally not trying to brag or anything.
But man, was it GOOD!
I felt like I was completely indulging in this chocolatey goodness in a jar.
Think.. chocolate and peanut butter infused into oatmeal with a sweet hint of banana.
And NO added sugar??!
It totally hit the spot.
The best part is that I made it the night before in the blender.
And then just poured the mixture into jars with oats and stuck it in the fridge overnight.
I woke up this morning, and breakfast was there.
Staring me right in the face.
Just like that.
If you make the whole batch, you’ll have a whole bunch of decadent breakfasts waiting for you every morning.
How sweet is that?!
Now oftentimes, I see overnight oats made with Greek yogurt, which is fantastic if you like the taste.
In my experience of serving Greek yogurt to countless customers (and witnessing the gag reaction soon after), it’s pretty hard to get people to eat it unless it’s sweetened and every ounce of sourness is concealed.
There is, of course maybe the odd person that doesn’t mind the sour taste of eating Greek yogurt plain, but I definitely don’t come across them very often.
And of course, part of my mission in life is to avoid dumping a whole bunch of sugar into recipes just to make it taste better.
Now without the Greek yogurt, we’d be lacking protein.
If you know me at all, I am constantly preaching about the importance of consuming protein, especially at breakfast time for that feeling of fullness and maintenance of lean muscle.
So I decided to dump in some pasteurized egg whites.
Uncooked, of course.
You might have assumed that, but I just wanted to clarify before you got all grossed out.
Those egg whites will add that boost of protein we’re looking for without altering the flavour like the Greek yogurt would. Plus, the pasteurization process makes it perfectly safe to consume uncooked.
So we dump a bunch of egg whites in….
What does that mean exactly?
MORE sweetness from the banana. Which means, no sudden urge to dump in spoonful after spoonful of sugar.
AND MORE chocolate and MORE peanut butter flavour to rock your world.
That’s what I’m talkin’ about…
I can hardly wait for my next decadent breakfast ;)
- 2 cups rolled oats (1/2 cup per serving)
- 4 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 cups pasteurized egg whites
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 very ripe bananas (frozen work well too)
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
- Toppings of your choice (i.e. a few sliced bananas, a light sprinkle of sliced almonds, dark chocolate chips or unsweetened coconut) (optional)
- Measure out equal portions of oats into each bowl or jar. Each serving should have ½ cup of rolled oats.
- Place chia seeds, almond milk, egg whites, vanilla extract, bananas, cocoa powder, and peanut butter into a blender and blend until combined.
- Evenly pour the smoothie mixture into each bowl or jar with the oats. Give the mixture a quick stir to evenly distribute the oats throughout the smoothie mixture.
- Place in the fridge, preferably overnight or for at least 1 hour.
- Remove from the fridge and garnish with toppings of your choice. The oats can be eaten cold or heated in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. They will also keep in the fridge covered for up to 4 days.
Nutrients per serving:
Servings: 4 • Calories: 396 • Fat: 10 g • Carbohydrates: 51 g • Fibre: 12 g • Protein: 25 g • Sugar: 8 g • Sodium: 245 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg