Before I start to tell you about how amazing this overnight oats recipe is, can I level with you? I'm currently sat in my dad's spare room surrounded by his market stock as I type up this. The internet connection was lost in the entire municipality where I live (It's the year 2015 - I never even knew such a thing was possible!!) and I had to resort to scrounging free internet off my dad just like when I was 16 and couldn't afford it for myself. I really didn't picture this small space being my work environment when I was 24.
Anyway! Hopefully the magical people in charge of the internet will get their act together and I'll be able to go home and use my own WiFi in a few hours. So back to the point at hand - overnight oats! Or more specifically, overnight oats in a jar. Because whenever you put food in a jar, it is scientifically proven to be 1000% more cute than putting it in any other container. Just ask Pinterest if you don't believe me.
I love experimenting with new overnight oats recipes and whilst I can't manage an ordinary peanut butter cup (seriously - a huge slab of peanut butter cemented in between two slabs of chocolate? I'm a chocolate peanut butter lover, but even I can't stomach that!) I certainly can down this jar of overnight oats at 7 in the morning without blinking an eye. Just look at that great big dollop of peanut butter sat on the top. Doesn't it make you just want to dive straight in?
Although in the recipe card below I suggest you leave these oats for eight hours or overnight, you can definitely leave them in the fridge for longer. I love preparing five batches of overnight oats on a Sunday evening, so I've got delicious and healthy breakfasts to enjoy throughout the week. By Friday, the oats are still perfect and I don't have to waste time every morning preparing breakfast!
- ½ cup oats
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter halved
- ⅓ cup yogurt
- ¼ cup skimmed milk
- Place all the ingredients - except ½ tablespoon peanut butter - into a bowl and mix until totally combined.
- Scoop the mixture into a single-serving jar and top with the ½ tablespoon peanut butter.
- Place the jar in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.
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