Chocolate Oats Pudding with Peanut Butter

Dessert alert! Dessert alert! This is your official warning! I can chill.

Okay, you guys. It’s like, a pudding thing. A granola, chocolate-y, peanut butter pudding thing. I have no idea. It was one night earlier this summer when I was craving something sweet but not obnoxious. Something with texture but not stupid. Something that took less than zero time and only used pantry staples because I have the patience of a toddler hummingbird. I’m fine, why do you ask?

And this is what we giddily landed on.

La-heeeeeet us peepeth.

The oats are one-minute. The peanut butter is crunchy. The milk is 2%. The chips are semi-sweet.

Roger that?

Roger that.

We’ll just grab a lil’ saucepan and over a medium-low heat we’ll warm the oats, milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, sugar and a pinch of salt. Nothing aggressive. We just want smooth and cozy because it’s one hundred fifty thousand million degrees outside and this is what we need.

Then we’ll pour it into a small baking dish. And I mean small. Mine is a thrifted 6×4 ceramic cutie, but honestly, two ramekins would work great! Let’s sprinkle on those chocolate chips. Super simple.


I would NOT recommend broiling this. Don’t ask, just trust. Let’s bake it for about ten minutes at 400 and let the chips warm and melt just a teeny tad. This is nothing fancy. We’re in it for pure soul joy, okay?

It is absolute chocolate bliss scrumptiousness. The kids lost their minds and ate the entire thing before I could even get in a third bite. The peanut butter adds depth, the oats add texture, but it still has this rich pudding essence that is to die for. This is going to be that dessert that satisfies in an instant because it took 15 minutes from top to bottom, including the baking. Zero pretentious attitude, pure comfort. It will give you what you need in that very moment, this is can assure you.

Get your life in this tonight.

Add a little cayenne pepper for an Aztec flair, I dare ya!

Chocolate Oats Pudding with Peanut Butter
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  • 1/2 cup one-minute oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbs. peanut butter (I used crunchy)
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (you might not need all of them)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the oats through the cocoa powder, plus a little pinch of salt over a medium low heat. Stir together until smooth and warmed through. Pour into a tiny baking dish (mine was 6x4, but two ramekins work as well!) and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Bake for ten minutes, until the chips warm and start to melt just a tad.
  3. Let cool for a couple of minutes, then grab a spoon and start living.
  4. Serves two!

All messes fully appreciated.

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7 Responses to Chocolate Oats Pudding with Peanut Butter

  1. Dayna (Nana from KC) July 7, 2022 at 8:06 am #
    Sounds wonderful. Wonder if you could pop it in the MW for a few so you didn’t have to heat up the oven? You know because it’s a bazillion degrees outside?
  2. Rebekah S July 7, 2022 at 8:35 am #
    Simple and delicious. Perfect.
  3. Jenn July 7, 2022 at 10:55 am #
    The ingredients are similar to chocolate no bake cookies (which I just made for the 4th and ate a million of). I'm intrigued by the baking part! (Why does the pic indiate the pb isn't frozen?)
    • Bev Weidner July 7, 2022 at 11:00 am #
      Hahahaha, the frozen peanut butter reference is a running gag from one of my episodes with The Food Network. Trust me, it's best you forgot all about it. :)
      • KW July 9, 2022 at 5:19 pm #
        Kids and hubs are out of town. I made/ate this for dinner last night. Guess what I’m making for dinner again tonight??
  4. Lori July 8, 2022 at 8:33 pm #
    This looks so good - definitely trying! Every time you reference the frozen PB it makes me laugh - you know, it's like an inside joke with a total internet stranger. It's fine, everything's fine lol.
  5. Tanya Taylor July 18, 2022 at 1:46 pm #
    I've made this a couple of times now and I love it! Of course, I'm pretending it is a healthy breakfast.

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