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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!
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.
- 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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Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe Card
]Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe
- 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.
I'm Tiffany, a cookbook author, food lover, mom, and writer for MSN and the AP Newswire.
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