Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe

If you love peanut butter cups, you’ll really get a kick out of this peanut butter cup oatmeal recipe.

It’s hard to believe that something this reminiscent of candy can actually be a healthy breakfast. But here we are. Dessert for breakfast. Don’t argue!

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe

Now, I can’t promise you a perfect day after this breakfast, but I can promise you that it will sprinkle just a tiny bit of joy into your morning bowl of oats.

Is Putting Peanut Butter In Oatmeal Good?

Better believe it! It’s delicious! Add some chocolate to that, and you have yourself one crazy good breakfast.

Can You Make This With Overnight Oats?

Yes, you can! Simply mix your oats and milk overnight, and then stir everything else in, in the morning. Note that it may be a tiny bit harder to get everything to incorporate properly into cold oats. But if you at it, it should eventually blend just fine.

Can I Use Steel Cut Oats?

You sure can! The texture will obviously be a bit different, but it won’t change the flavor at all.

Can This Be Made Vegan?

For sure! All you have to do is use maple syrup instead of honey.

Recipe Additions For Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

If you want to add even more deliciousness to this recipe, try adding some of these:

  • Dark chocolate chips – You can also use sugar-free chocolate chips for lower sugar content.
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Dried cranberries
  • Banana slices – For a chocolate peanut butter banana flavor

And I Use A Different Nut Butter?

Definitely! It obviously won’t taste like a peanut butter cup, but it will still be really delicious. Try:

  • Almond butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Hazelnut butter
  • Seed butter
  • Sea salt – A little salt will enrich the sweetness of any sweetener you add.

About The Ingredients

Dry traditional oats – Cooked to package directions. Purchase gluten-free oats if needed. Rolled oats or old-fashioned oats are fine as long as they aren’t quick-cook oats.

Unsweetened cocoa powder – You can also swap it with cacao powder or carob powder, but the flavors will change a bit.

Natural peanut butter – No sugar added.

Pure vanilla extract – Use the real stuff. Not vanilla flavoring.

Honey – Add to taste. You can also use maple syrup if you prefer that.

How To Make Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Once your oats are cooked, simply stir in the remaining ingredients, adjust the honey to taste, and serve.


Store leftovers in an airtight container such as a jar or food storage container with a tight fitting lid. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.


This freezes well if wrapped well. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.


From frozen – Thaw completely in the fridge.

From fridge – Reheat in the microwave or in a pot. You may have to add a touch of milk to this so it doesn’t burn in the pot.

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Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe

]Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe

Peanut butter cups for breakfast? No, you haven’t lost your mind. This is totally nutritious!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 288kcal


  • ½ cup dry oats, cooked to package directions
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened, natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • honey to taste


  • Once your oats are cooked, simply stir in the remaining ingredients, adjusting the honey to taste, and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 4.1mg

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  1. Selina Marie says:

    What is the nutritional content of this recipe? It seems I’m having a hard time finding them on quite a few recipes recently. Are they right in front of me and I just can’t see them or are they just not being included any longer? Lol

    Also thank you for all the great breakfast and dinner ideas. My family LOVES them!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Selina – Glad you’re enjoying my recipes! 😀 I no longer include that information because I just couldn’t get accurate numbers. But there are a ton of recipe calculators online. My Fitness Pal has a really easy one. Hope that helps!

  2. 5 stars
    We love this recipe. It’s simple and delicious. Sometimes I add banana for variety.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dave – Fantastic! I’m so happy you’re enjoying it! 🙂