Peanut butter and chocolate. No one really knows whether peanut butter’s first love is truly jelly or whether it’s chocolate. They just go together. It’s really a no-brainer, isn’t it? And oatmeal for breakfast is a wholesome, natural choice. Make it overnight oatmeal so there’s no standing and stirring over a hot pot in this easy, healthy recipe. And why not make it high in protein? I hope you’re not still thinking about it! Let’s get to it RIGHT NOW!
This recipe is of course the natural lovechild of my Peanut Butter Mania Overnight Oatmeal and my Triple Chocolate “Chocoholic” Overnight Oatmeal. When you have two really great recipes to start with, how can you not end up with something as awesome as Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal?!?
Really, I think Reese’s might need to step aside (no, I’m kidding – I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t snack on Reese’s Pieces). I absolutely CANNOT pass a quarter vendor machine in the mall without getting a chocolate peanut butter fix. Pro hack: we found out while on vacation in Canada for Christmas that a Korean 100-won coin – worth about $0.10 Canadian, or probably more like $0.15 now that the loonie has weakened – thanks, Bank of Canada! – works perfectly in lieu of a quarter in most Canadian turn-crank vending machines (can’t fool those digital ones, though). A very useful trip when your three year-old needs a treat RIGHT NOW and you have no change in your purse, other than random Korean coins. Whether three year-olds need any treats is another matter, but after traveling 34 hours door-to-door to see Nannie and Poppie, we’ll save that for another discussion.
If I had to give up either chocolate or peanuts in favour of the other for the rest of my life, I just don’t think I could do it. I just couldn’t go on! The good news is, you don’t have to pick. This recipe is very versatile – you could use either peanut butter protein powder or chocolate protein powder, or a little bit of both! You can use regular peanut flour or PB2 or PB2 with chocolate*! You can add chopped peanuts or peanut butter if you like (keep in mind the nutritional stats will be different than those published below) and you can use peanut butter chips instead or in addition to the dark chocolate chips (or milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips). The possibilities are endless! Whatever YOU do, please take a picture and tag #thegoldengrahamgirl on Instagram or post on my Facebook wall so that I can see your creations!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Overnight Oatmeal (High-Protein)
It’s like having chocolate peanut butter cups in a bowl! And not just any bowl, but a bowl that provides a balanced blend of protein, fat and carbohydrates to fuel you for the day in a great-tasting way!
Author: The Golden Graham Girl
1 cup (80g) rolled oats – make sure these are gluten-free, if you require
1 scoop (30g) peanut butter protein powder of choice – I used Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Protein Powder*
4 tbsp (1/4 cup = 24g) powdered peanut butter OR peanut flour – I used PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter*
1 cup (250mL or 240g) unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup (113g) plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 + 1 tbsp (5 +5g) dark chocolate chips
1. Stir the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Add the wet ingredients (including 1 tbsp chocolate chips) and mix thoroughly.
3. Divide the mixture into two wide-mouth Mason jars or containers, garnish with remaining chocolate chips, and refrigerate overnight. Note the recipe easily halves for single servings or multiplies for more.
Calories: 375 Fat: 10.5g Carbohydrates: 46.5g Sugar: 14.2g Fiber: 7.0g Protein: 27.0g
Enjoy straight out of the fridge – all you need is a spoon! Reese’s, eat your heart out. And if you really dig chocolate, peanut butter & protein, you might really love the Quest Cravings Protein Peanut Butter Cups!* I literally have to hide them from Mr. Golden Graham if I have any hope of getting any!
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