Nerds Gotta Eat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Let’s start strong: I hate overnight oats. I think that they’re usually too soggy and weird and bleh. Not always a good thing. But, I got a sample pack from U by Kotex last month that included some recipe cards, and one of them was for some overnight oats. These, I have found, are phenomenal. I make them every week, and it’s giving me something to do with the incredible amount of rolled oats that I have, along with satiating my constant sweet tooth. So lets get into it!

To make these oats, you’ll need:
1 cup oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla

I made a double batch for this run, but above are the ingredients for a single batch. I’ve found that it’s usually easiest to make these in a measuring bowl with a spout, because transferring the mixture into the portioned jars can be messy and weird. Though there isn’t a specific way to mix it up, but I’ve found that putting in the peanut  butter, then milk, mixing, and then adding everything else is easiest. That way, the peanut butter thins out quickly and doesn’t clump too much.

After everything is mixed, separate it into a couple jars (I usually get 2 out of a single batch). You don’t want to fill the jars 100% because not only is is filling, but there are a couple more things to add before they’re refrigerated. Before I cap and pop these in the fridge, I add a tiny sprinkle of mini-chocolate chips, and half of a sliced banana. Then I cap ’em and put them in the fridge.

I like to have these refrigerated for at least one night, but the recipe says they can be eaten right off the bat. However you eat them, I hope you enjoy these, and they hit all the sweet spots you need them to!











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