What’s the easiest way to enjoy a high-protein, filling, delicious breakfast? Prepare it the night before! Overnight oats are becoming a highly-popular breakfast option, because there are so many different combinations- you can add all sorts of fruit, or chocolate, or peanut butter, or all of the above! I get on an overnight oats kick every so often, and my favorite combination is chocolate and peanut butter. These Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are easy to make and there’s one ingredient that really lowers the calories: Powdered peanut butter.
Have you ever heard of peanut butter powder? PB2 is the most popular and can be found in most stores; I just happened to buy a huge tub of PBFit at Sam’s Club for ten dollars. I like it better than regular peanut butter at times because of the calorie difference. Here’s how it compares:
- Peanut butter: 190 calories per 2 tablespoons
- Peanut butter powder: 50 calories per 2 tablespoons
And the peanut butter powder still has a good amount of protein, so it’s great for adding to smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal! You could still use regular peanut butter, of course, but I like that I save 140 calories on this and still get a good peanut butter flavor.
Did I mention overnight oats are easy to make? Just add all the ingredients to a Mason jar or container and stir, then put in the fridge to sit overnight and enjoy the next morning! I put in a little maple syrup for some sweetness, but you could add honey or any other sweetener. This would be really good topped with a banana or apple to make your breakfast complete!
What’s your favorite combination of overnight oats? Post in the comments and give us ideas!
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup skim milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a Mason jar or lidded container and place in the fridge overnight. Enjoy the next morning with fresh fruit of choice.