Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal is packed with protein and brings that beloved chocolate and peanut butter flavor combination to breakfast. With just 6 ingredients and 3 minutes, your morning oatmeal recipe will get a face lift! This is possibly my favorite oatmeal recipe, too. I make it almost every morning (no joke)!
Are you looking for more variety in your morning oatmeal recipes? I’m your oatmeal gal! Try my Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal, my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and my Almond Joy Oatmeal recipes for more delicious oatmeal recipes!
Why This Recipe Works
- Reese’s peanut butter cup oatmeal. This oatmeal brings the best flavor combination together: chocolate and peanut butter! It basically tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup in oatmeal form!
- Protein-packed breakfast. This chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal recipe has 32 grams of protein in it! You can’t get much better than that! This healthy microwave oatmeal will keep you full longer plus it tastes SO good!
- Quick breakfast. Making oatmeal in the microwave is a great way to make a quick breakfast. Add a few simple extra ingredients listed in this recipe and you’ve converted your plain microwave oats into a delicious and flavor-packed breakfast in under 3 minutes!
- Rolled Oats: Using rolled oats will give you a better texture than instant or quick oats, which are smaller.
- PBfit: This is essentially pressed and powdered peanuts. Using PBfit will up the peanut butter flavor without the added fat. PBfit is 80% less fat and about 1/3 of the calories as regular peanut butter.
- Water: This is simply the liquid the oats will cook in. You can use any type of milk instead of water if preferred.
- Creamy Peanut Butter: Feel free to use crunchy or natural if you’d prefer.
- Chocolate Protein Powder: I use the listed measurement of chocolate protein powder, but if you want a stronger chocolate flavor than this produces or you want even more protein, feel free to add more.
- Mini Chocolate Chips: I love the little bursts of melted chocolate from the mini chocolate chips! If you want bigger chocolate spots, use regular-sized chocolate chips.
- Cook the oats. Stir the rolled oats, PBfit and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-1.5 minutes.
- Add the peanut butter. Remove the oatmeal the microwave and stir in the peanut butter.
- Add the chocolate protein powder. Stir in the chocolate protein powder until combined. Top with mini chocolate chips and enjoy!
Would you rather have chocolate peanut butter overnight oats? Stir the oats, water and PBfit together and store in an airtight container or covered mason jar in the fridge overnight. Stir in the peanut butter and protein powder in the morning.
Make sure to add the peanut butter in after microwaving, not before. If you add it before, then it will get all liquidy combined with the water. Adding it after helps retain that creamy peanut butter consistency.
The oatmeal thickens as it cools. If you want a runnier oatmeal add a few more tablespoons of water or milk to the mixture before microwaving.
Drizzle melted peanut butter on top for added peanut butter kick. Add in some peanuts for a bit of crunch.
I like to freeze the mini chocolate chips and then add them into my oatmeal as I’m eating it so they don’t melt as quickly.
Are you a peanut butter purist? Try my peanut butter oatmeal!
Love the chocolate peanut butter combination? Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars recipe.
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
You can make chocolate pb protein oatmeal ahead of time and store it in your fridge to eat during the week! It will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Add a splash of milk or water and reheat in the microwave prior to eating.
To freeze, let the oatmeal cool completely and then store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the fridge overnight. You can also freeze the microwaved oatmeal in a muffin tin and then store the frozen oatmeal muffin tin-sized servings in a plastic bag in the freezer.
Yes! Adding protein powder to oatmeal is a great way to add flavor and additional nutrients to your oatmeal recipes. I love using chocolate protein powder, but you can add any flavor of protein powder to oats that you would like. This recipe calls for chocolate protein powder since it pairs so well with peanut butter!
Yes! Thanks to the protein powder and the added PBfit, this recipe delivers in the healthy department. The PBfit is a great way to get in that peanut butter flavor without needing to add more peanut butter. Peanut butter is high in fat, but PBfit is low in fat and low in calories. If you’d rather, you can use just PBfit and not add any peanut butter and exclude the mini chocolate chips if you want to make it healthier.
Steel cut oats, rolled oats, and quick oats are fairly similar when it comes to nutrition. If you had to pick, steel cut oats are higher in fiber and have a lower glycemic index than rolled oats and quick oats, but they are all pretty similar. The big difference is how they are processed. All oats start out as oat groats. Steel cut oats are oat groats that have been cut into pieces with a steel blade. Rolled oats have been smashed and quick oats are pieces of the smashed rolled oats.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal
- Stir the oats, pb fit and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-1.5 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave and stir in the peanut butter, followed by the chocolate protein powder. Top with mini chocolate chips and enjoy!