Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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I am not a morning person - which means breakfast for me is associated more with a sprint than one of those wonderful pictures you see on instagram of dozen of dishes, freshly baked croissants and the lot. The moment I wake up I have very little time to get out of the house, so finding dishes I can prepare beforehand is essential for me. Overnight oats are delicious, nutritious, easy to make and ready to eat as soon as I wake up.

Overnight oats are in a very large way the cheaper version of making yourself chia seed puddings - but I often also find they have more of a flavour. I usually do a larger batch of them: meal prep is incredibly important for me not just due to my busy lifestyle, but also because the sheer quantity of food I have to have prepared to eat means that without good time management (or meal management) I end up not eating properly.

The oats can last easily for around 5 days or such if kept properly in the fridge.

Version 1 is the full calories (together with maple sugar) version, Version 2 being the non-sugary one and Version 3 only has the milk changed from full fat milk to almond to reduce the overall calories and fat content (tho notice an increase in carbs).

Ingredients (Version 1)

90g greek yogurt
45g rolled oats
160ml full fat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Ingredients (Version 2)

90g greek yogurt
45g rolled oats
160ml full fat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

Ingredients (Version 3)

90g greek yogurt
45g rolled oats
160ml almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1. Mix the yogurt and the peanut butter together with a spoon (due to their similar consistency, it's easier to mix them together at this stage). Add the cocoa powder and then gently add the milk, little by little.
2. Once the mixture has a uniform consistency, add the rest of the ingredients and then at the end add the oats.
3. Out the mixture in a pot or bowl and leave them for at least 4 hours in the fridge, or preferably overnight. The texture should be similar to a mousse so if yours is too liquid just add less milk next time.
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