A Peanut Butter Cup for breakfast?! This is totally do-able with this easy make-ahead breakfast that’s full of healthy ingredients that taste like a treat!
I am so not a breakfast kind of girl. I know, I know. It’s the most important meal of the day. I get it. And don’t get me wrong. I LOVE breakfast foods. I would just rather eat them at least 4-5 hours after I’ve woken up and had a couple cups of coffee. Or even better, breakfast for dinner! That is the best!
(mmmm, it’s 6pm as I’m writing this and I could totally go for some french toast…)
No but really. So about 2 years ago, I, along with the rest of the blogging/pinterest world was testing the waters on this weird new breakfast option – Overnight Oats. Let me tell you, we were obsessed! I think my wife and I ate them every single day for the entire summer. Berry overnight oats. Pumpkin overnight oats. Coffee overnight oats. All.The.Overnight.Oats.
If you aren’t sure what the heck these overnight oats are all about, here’s the run-down:
You take your oats, put them in a super trendy mason jar, top it with all your amazing toppings, like chia seeds, protein powder, honey or maple syrup, berries, nuts, etc. The options are really endless. And then you just pour your milk of choice over the top of it all, put a lid on it, and let sit in the microwave overnight, as the name suggests. In the morning, they’ll be all mixed, soft, and ready to devour.
The question I get the most though:
“So, you eat your oats cold??”
I know, totally weird, right? I felt the same way before trying my first jar of overnight oats. You don’t actually cook the oats. You just let them soak and meld with all the deliciousness you put in the jar. And strangely, even without heating it up, it tastes delicious and refreshing!
And let me tell you, when your jar is full of cocoa and natural peanut butter, you won’t care what temperature your oats are at all. You’ll just be reveling in the fact that you feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast and don’t feel the slightest bit guilty.
All those Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (trees, hearts, pumpkins, etc) you can’t stop thinking about are up against this treat. They will no longer have power over you because you now know that you can make something that tastes even better than the artificial (but yummy) peanut butter chocolate combination by mixing up this jar of yum.
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon pure honey
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or your milk of choice)
Combine all ingredients in a jar and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least a few hours.
Shake it all really well, and if all the liquid has been absorbed, feel free to add a splash or two of more milk so you can stir everything up.
You can microwave it to warm everything up or just eat it cold.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag me (@happyfoodholly) and use the hashtag #inspiredbyholly
Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas?
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats – Happy Food Healthy Life
Egg-White Omelette in a Mug – Tone and Tighten
Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes – Happy Food Healthy Life
Honey Almond Quinoa Granola – Kitchen Treaty
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