Wholesome peanut butter cup overnight oats combine a layer of peanut butter oats and chocolate oats for a nourishing fiber-packed breakfast. If you love peanut butter cups, this recipe is for you!
Packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, peanut butter cup overnight oats are a wholesome and nutritious way to start the day. You’ll make two batches of oats (peanut butter and chocolate) and layer them in jars for a fun twist on our chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. Store in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert to enjoy all week long!
“Just made this and I’m so excited for breakfast tomorrow!” – Sarah
What is in peanut butter cup overnight oats?
These layered overnight oats are made with simple and wholesome ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Here’s what you need:
- Oats: Quick cooking oats are the base of this overnight oats recipe. If you don’t have quick cook oats in your pantry, regular old-fashioned oats are a great alternative.
- Almond Milk: The liquid base that makes overnight oats work!
- Chia Seeds + Ground Flax Seed: Add protein and fiber and keeps the oats together.
- Honey + Maple Syrup: We use honey in the peanut butter layer and maple syrup in the chocolate layer. A little bit of each adds a welcome sweetness.
- Peanut Butter: Use all-natural peanut butter (the drippy kind) in the peanut butter oats layer.
- Cocoa Powder: Adds chocolate flavor to the chocolate oats layer without extra sugar.
Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oat Variations
Like all of our overnight oat recipes, this peanut butter cup version is totally customizable. We love adding a boost of protein, fresh fruit, and more. Here are a few delicious overnight oat variations:
Milk: Any kind of dairy or non-dairy milk works. I want to try this recipe with oat milk next, I think it would pair so well with the other flavors.
Nut Butter: Instead of peanut butter, use your favorite kind of nut butter. Cashew or almond butter are both delicious options.
Protein Powder: For an extra protein punch, replace the cocoa powder with the same amount of chocolate protein powder. Try our protein overnight oats, too.
Yogurt: Feel free to mix in 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt into both oat layers for extra protein and creaminess.
How can you thin out the oats?
If your overnight oats are too thick, add a splash of milk to thin things out. If the oat mixture is too thin, add 1-2 more tablespoons of oats and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Are overnight oats gluten free?
Yes! As long as you use certified gluten free oats (and all of your other ingredients are gluten free), this is a naturally gluten free recipe.
Once assembled, store individual jars of overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Feel free to double or triple this recipe for quick and nutritious grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week. Mix in a splash of almond milk if you find the oats are a little too thick in the morning.
Top each jar of peanut butter cup overnight oats with a swirl of peanut butter and a few mini chocolate chips for the ultimate peanut butter lover’s breakfast! Add a sliced banana or fresh berries for a little something extra.