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Most mornings, I’m rushing to get my three kids ready and out the door on-time – a rush that is familiar to many parents. While better organization and some prep have helped streamline our morning routine, I still find myself skipping breakfast a little too often. Such a ‘no-no.‘ With renewed goals in place for the new year, I’ve wanted to tackle my breakfast problem with some make-ahead solutions. When I’m prepping lunches the night before, I’ve also been making a quick jar of overnight oats. The oats are soft and ready to eat in the morning – a protein-packed breakfast that tastes like a cheat meal.
Overnight oats are good for you and so versatile. One of my favorite ways to prepare them is with peanut butter and chocolate, which is usually always a winning combination. The secret to keeping this good for you is really in the ingredients. I start with high quality, raw, organic steel cut oats.
To bring in the flavor and protein, I’ve been using Jif™ Peanut Powder. Jif Peanut Powder has the same amount of protein as traditional peanut butter, but with 85% less fat, less calories and less sugar. What I love about the product is that it is made from just one simple ingredient – fresh roasted peanuts.
There is no added sugar or salt like competitors, making this product perfect for cleanses and diets.
You can find Jif Peanut Powder at Walmart in the aisle with Peanut & nut butters. You’ll notice they also have Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder – which contains semisweet chocolate and a dash of sugar for those of you looking for something a bit sweeter.
I sweetened these oats with a bit of agave nectar and the coconut, which adds a nice flavor and texture. Chia and Flax seed (or one or the other) are a perfect addition for more good-for-you benefits!
Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Coconut Overnight Oats
Gather your ingredients which include the oats, Jif Peanut Powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, chia/flax, almond milk, agave nectar, unsweetened coconut flakes and dark chocolate (although you’ll just need a few bits of it.)
The oats soften as they get soaked overnight. They don’t become gummy or mushy like cooked oatmeal can. I do enjoy these oats cold, but you can give them a quick warm-up if you really prefer.
These overnight oats are as simple to prepare as it gets. Simple ingredients, simple steps with the result being a delicious breakfast.
Get the complete recipe & steps below!
What ingredients would you add to your overnight oats?
Don’t forget about Jif Peanut Powder as a great way to add flavor and protein!
- ½ c. Silk Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp Chia/Flax Mix (or of one or the other)
- 1 tbsp Jif Peanut Powder
- ½ tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ⅓ c. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1 tsp Agave Nectar
- ½ cup organic rolled oats
- Add almond milk to a mason jar or bowl (preferably one that has a close lid)
- Add Chia/Flax seed, Jif Peanut Powder and Cocoa Powder - gently combine,
- Stir in coconut flakes and add oats.
- Gently mix to combine all ingredients.
- Add more almond milk if more liquid is needed - be sure oats are immersed in liquid.
- Drizzle in Agave Nectar, stir, lid and refrigerate.
- Oats should soak overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Garnish with your favorite fruit, a few shavings of dark chocolate.
- *Overnight oats are best enjoyed within 24 hours.