Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut

*This post is totally sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company. But of course, all complete honesty and opinions are my own, duders.*

I’m about to make your kids absurdly happy.

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

First of all, this is basically a jar of nourishment for breakfast. IN A DESSERT COSTUME.

You guys, until now, I’d never realized that overnight oats are a ridiculously easy way to swindle your littles into eating something, dare I say – nutritious? AND have their dang chocolate chips, too.

Have you ever made overnight oats? I have to admit, this whole chilled-oats idea is new to me. When I think of overnight oats, I’d always imagined the oats obviously soaking in a liquid, overnight, but then cooked the next morning.

Right?

WRONG.

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

They’re straight cold. As in, layer layer layer, pour some liquid in, close the lid, stick it in the fridge.

Next morning rolls around and boom. Served.

HOW IS THIS A THING?

It is. It is a thing. I’m so happy.

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

This is what I did for my gremlins. I poured 1/3 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats in a small half-pint mason jar. Added a dollop of crunchy peanut butter (hi, texture), spraaankled in some chocolate chips (because I’m an awesome mom like that. don’t tell my mom.).

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

Then added a little toasted coconut flakes (you can find already toasted, or toast your own!).

Isn’t this already so good? Just look at all that ^^^.

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

Then I poured some milk right over everything, until it just barely covered the . . . filling? Filling’s not right.

Innards?

Goodies?

Guts?

Guts!

I’ll stop.

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

Fast forward about 12 hours aaaaand breakfast in a jar!

IN A JAR.

I added some sliced banana and dusted it with cinnamon, just to mix in a fruit and up the awesomeness ante. You seriously just give the (softened!) oats a little stir, and you’re good to shovel it into your head.

And that is just what they did.

(and me, too.)

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

Overnight oats. Who knew! (besides the rest of the entire world)

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, divided
  • 4 Tbs. crunchy (or soft) peanut butter
  • 4 Tbs. chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbs. toasted coconut shavings
  • 4 cups (about) whole milk (reduced fat is fine, too)
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • cinnamon, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Pour 1/3 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats into 4 half-pint mason jars. Top with a Tbs. each of peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut shavings. Pour about a cup of milk into each jar, covering the oats mix. Close the lid on each jar and chill in the fridge overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove the lids and give each jar a slight stir. Top with sliced banana and a dusting of cinnamon!
  3. Serves 4.
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Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut / Bev Cooks

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11 Responses to Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut

  1. Steph June 9, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    I didn’t know they were suppose to be cold either. I’d heard of them but never actually looked at a recipe. Maybe this will make my kid eat oatmeal! Now if you could just help me figure out how to make him eat a sandwich…(he doesn’t like bread. I mean this has to be a phase right?!)

  2. Brianna June 9, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    You totally saved my butt, Bev. My kids love oatmeal and would eat it every day if I would let them but they don’t understand that the last thing I want to do is make hot oatmeal in the summer. Definitely making these for breakfast tomorrow.

  3. Kate @ Ease and Carrots June 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    I am an overnight oats newbie as well! I’ve heard so much about them for the past year and would just smile and nod, pretending like I totally make them all the time. This post inspired me to report immediately to my kitchen and make them out of whatever I had! I can’t wait to try them tomorrow. Thanks!

  4. sheila June 9, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    If it’s Natalie and Will approved well I am all about it!! These two just keep getting cuter and cuter!

  5. Lindsay June 13, 2016 at 5:28 am #

    Are they both lefties?!?!? It’s kinda embarrassing how happy that makes me! Southpaws 4EVA!!! ❤

  6. Taylor June 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    I love overnight oats! When I first heard about them a few years ago I was highly skeptical, but as soon as I tried them I was sold.

  7. Beth June 16, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    First off I have to say I’m with Kate just smile and nod, but not anymore! I love the jars Bev! Where can I find them, I must have them Now! This recipe looks Yum… definitely going to try it out. 🙂 The twins are absolutely the sweetest ♥

    • Beth June 16, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      4 half-pint mason jars
      Thanks Bev, saw it in the recipe, they are adorable!! :O)

  8. Aizel June 17, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    I have yet to try this! I loathe plain oatmeal by itself, I never actually tried adding something in it to give it a twist. Maybe this will change it!

  9. lifestyleandso June 18, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    i’m an oatmeal lover,but have never tried the overnight one,i’ll do certainly now x

    lifestyleandso.blogspot.com

  10. Brigid K March 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

    I love you so much (tears of joy running down cheeks)

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