These oats are delicious and taste so indulgent, yet are really a protein packed healthy breakfast. I really love overnight oats because they are filling and stick with you all day long, easy to make, and they make breakfast a breeze. Definitely a great thing for those of who you don’t have much time in the mornings.
First, a word about oats: steel cut are my favorite. I just find the texture to be so much heartier feeling than your standard flat oat. When you’re making regular cooked oatmeal, they can sometimes take a little longer to cook, but Bob’s Red Mill makes some quick cooking steel cut oats that sacrifice texture to get you out of the door quicker. Also, I should note, when you’re making overnight oats, the cooking time is pretty much irrelevant. Of course, if you like your old fashioned oats, please be my guest and stick with those.
Now, onto the peanut flour. I’m willing to bet that most of you don’t just have peanut flour lying around your kitchen cabinet, but you really should. Have you ever heard of PB2 and other various powdered peanut butter brands? Do you use those thinking that you’re being super healthy? You are, but peanut flour is the even healthier alternative! Basically, powdered peanut butter is peanut flour with added salt and sugar to make it taste better. Of course there is nothing wrong with that, but if you’re concerned about added sugar and salt to your diet, you should definitely make the switch to peanut flour. It’s perfect for your smoothies, and more. If you need to add sweetness or something, you can tweak it on your own with a healthier sweetener like honey or maple syrup. Try it out!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
Yield 2 servings
A delicious, healthy breakfast packed with protein for when you want to feel like you're treating yourself.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1/4 cup peanut flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk (I make my own, but any will do. Try to avoid any with carrageenan, if you can!)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Add together all of the ingredients besides the chocolate chips (which will get too hard in the fridge) and place in a container to soak in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, give it a stir and add a little extra almond milk if you'd prefer a thinner consistency.
- Top with the chocolate chips and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from fitfoodiefinds.com