Ok, I get it. The holidays are over. You’re in a sugar coma. BUT I have an excellent way for you to incorporate those lingering sugar cravings into healthy eating.
I was browsing the web for more overnight oatmeal recipes one day when I stumbled upon a peanut butter cup oatmeal recipe. I was super excited! I tried it, and I found it lackluster. I loved the idea of it so much that I started toying with it until I developed what I believe is the perfect flavor explosion of peanut butter cups for breakfast! It’s pretty high in points, but ask yourself: is a peanut butter cup mousse-like breakfast worth it? YES!
For those of you who have never tried overnight oatmeal before, the premise is simple. You mix the ingredients together the night before, portion into jars (or bowls) with lids, and it’s ready to eat in the morning! It’s good for up to two days. I’ve also made portions ahead of time and frozen them. Just move one from the freezer to the fridge the night before you plan to eat it!
Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oatmeal
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Points +: 10
- 3 Tbsp natural peanut butter (try to get something with only peanuts on the ingredient list! I like Crazy Richard’s and Smucker’s)
- ¼ cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ cup fat-free milk (or any other milk of your choice)
- 2 Tbsp baking blend stevia (or 3-4 packets stevia, will alter Points+ values)
- 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
- Add the peanut butter to a medium, microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 10 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 10 seconds. Stir until smooth, repeat if necessary.
- Add the yogurt and cocoa powder, stirring until combined. The mixture will become mousse-like.
- Pour in the milk and stevia. Stir until reasonably smooth, then incorporate the oats.
- Portion the mixture into two half-pint jars or other sealed container. Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour or until oats are softened.
Seriously. You won’t regret this one!