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Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oatmeal

    The ultimate make-ahead breakfast recipe, refrigerator oats are soaked overnight in a chocolate peanut butter yogurt mixture. 

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oatmeal

    My boys both love oatmeal and it makes me so happy. Not only because they’re both into the same breakfast at the same time but because oatmeal is one of the most nutritious ways to start the day – whether you’re a kid or an adult! 

    Liz Making Overnight Oats

    I have a confession to make: my kids think flax seed meal is brown sugar. My dirty secret? I store it in an air-tight container, out of the packaging, and sprinkle it on top of everything from cereal to oatmeal to yogurt.

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

    While they typically love my 90 second microwave oatmeal, now that we are heading into the warmer months I will be transitioning into refrigerator oats served chilled.

    Making Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

    The best part about refrigerator oatmeal is that I can prep a big batch on Sunday and just scoop it out each morning when I need it. To start, you simply whisk together plain, unsweetened yogurt with milk, melted peanut butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla. A ripe, mashed banana adds sweetness with the benefits of fiber.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oats Recipe

    Speaking of fiber, I fold in old fashioned oats and flax seed meal which then soak overnight in the yogurt mixture. In as little as 60 minutes, the oats begin to absorb the liquid and soften which is why this recipe requires no cooking!

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oatmeal Recipe

    Of course, the best part about overnight oats is that you can garnish them however you wish in the morning. Some days we just add banana slices and blueberries, other days we get crazy with more melted peanut butter and chocolate chips. The world is your oyster.

    Your spoon is waiting.

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

    4.95 stars average
    The ultimate make-ahead breakfast recipe, refrigerator oats are soaked overnight in a chocolate peanut butter yogurt mixture. 
    PREP: 10 mins
    Refrigeration 1 hr
    TOTAL: 10 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • In a large bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, mashed banana, melted peanut butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir in oats and flax seed to incorporate.
    • Divide mixture between four glass jars or keep in bowl and refrigerator overnight. Garnish to serve with additional melted peanut butter or chocolate chips if you wish.

    Notes

    Can be stored in air-tight container for up to 5 days.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 18gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 164mgPotassium: 680mgFiber: 9gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 283mgIron: 3.4mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    48 Comments

    1. What a delicious sounding overnight oatmeal recipe! And I LOVE how you add ground flax seed to your littles’ food and they think it is brown sugar!!!

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