Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

I am about to share a deep dark secret with you guys. I'm a bit of a freak of nature. 

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I don't like peanut butter and chocolate together. I like peanut butter. I definitely like chocolate. But the combination makes my nose wrinkle in the most unattractive of ways and turns my sweet tooth right off. So why did I make a recipe of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats? Because I am the only freak in my family and my husabnd and daughter simple adore the classic blend of flavors....like most of the population of Earth. 

Overnight oats are the simplest of simple breakfasts. You can make a huge batch during your weekly meal prep, portion it out into jars, and breakfast for the week is not only done, but it's ready to throw on the table with a spoon or to toss in your work bag. Plus this recipe is the magical blend of easy, healthy, and chocolate....oh yeah, and peanut butter.  

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While these overnight oats were made to be a healthy breakfast option with whole grains and minimal natural sugar, it can easily double as a healthy dessert. Add a few chocolate chips on top and drizzle some warm peanut butter, and you have a treat that you can enjoy without thinking about how many miles it will take to run it off the following day. 

Make 2 large servings

1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant) 

1/2  cup almond milk

1 tablespoon unsweeted cocoa powder

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

3/4 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 - 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, depending on how sweet you like it. 

1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cover, and refrigerate overnight, or for a minimum of 6 hours.

2. Top with fresh berries or bananas for a breakfast option or chocolate chips and extra peanut butter for a simple dessert. 

3. Store in fridge up to 5 days.