These Snickers Overnight Oats are a perfect breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead, packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They’re easy to prepare and SO delicious! They really taste amazing, and you can meal prep them in jars for the perfect post-workout snack. Now that’s an incentive to get through your workout!
Are Overnight Oats Healthy?
First things first, I’d like to address a commonly asked question when it comes to overnight oats. Are Overnight Oats Healthy? YES absolutely! Overnight oats are a wonderful source of nutrients. They’re rich in fiber and nutrients, making them a fantastic option for a nourishing breakfast. Thanks to their complex carbs, they offer sustained energy and are very customizable, with plenty of topping options to boost your nutrient intake. Combine them with healthy fats and protein for a very satiating breakfast. They are also budget-friendly and very easy to meal prep in advance, making them a super convenient breakfast to add to your weekly rotation.
Why This Overnight Oats Recipe Works
- High in Protein: Packed with protein from protein powder, soy milk, chia seeds, and peanut butter.
- Energy-Boosting: Provides sustained energy from complex carbs.
- Convenient: Perfect for busy mornings, just grab and go!
- Deliciously Sweet: Natural sweetness from Medjool dates and dark chocolate makes it super decadent.
Medjool Dates: A natural sweetener rich in fiber.
Peanut Butter: Adds creaminess, healthy fats, and protein. Almond butter can be a great alternative.
Dark Chocolate: A source of antioxidants and magnesium. Choose some high-quality dairy-free chocolate chips for the best flavor. If you cannot get dark chocolate chips, use a regular dark chocolate block, chopped up in small pieces, to help it melt quicker.
Soy Milk: Rich in protein; try to choose a fortified in calcium option. Any non-dairy milk, such as almond milk, can be used in its place, but it will lower the protein content slightly.
Chia Seeds: Loaded with nutrients, including omega-3s, helps thicken the oats.
Protein Powder: Get a good quality plant-based protein powder (we ideally want to look for a powder with 2 different plant sources of protein to optimize the amino acid profile, a minimum of 20 g of protein per serving, and 2 g of leucine per serving)
Combine the oats, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and 1.5 cups of soy milk in a bowl. Stir well and let it sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Divide the mixture between two jars. Blend the Medjool dates, peanut butter, and 1/4 cup of soy milk to create the peanut date caramel. Melt the chocolate by heating it in the microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring each time. Top the oats with the peanut caramel, melted chocolate, and chopped peanuts. Sprinkle a pinch of salt. Let it sit in the fridge for another hour before enjoying it.
- Can I make this recipe nut-free? Yes, use seed butter instead of peanut butter.
- How long can I store this in the fridge? It stays fresh for up to 4 days.
- Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats? Yes, in a pinch, but the texture will be different.
- Are overnight oats gluten-free? Oats themselves are naturally gluten-free. However, make sure you’re using gluten-free oats (certified) to avoid any cross-contamination if needed.
Variations and Tips
- For a fruity twist, try topping with fresh raspberries.
- Make it a nut-free version: swap peanuts and peanut butter with seeds and seed butter.
- Skip the protein powder: add extra chia seeds and a bit of vanilla extract instead.
- No blender? No worries, swap the dates for a bit of maple syrup and whisk it all together with peanut butter and milk.
- Chocolate version: Add some cocoa powder to the oat mix, or swap the vanilla protein powder for a chocolate protein powder.
Why You’ll Love These Snickers Overnight Oats
- Super Nutritious
- So Tasty
- Easy to Meal Prep
- Energy Boosting
- Delicious Texture
Snickers Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats Mix
- ⅔ cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder (or sub for 2 extra tbsp chia seeds + ¼ tsp vanilla extract)
- 1¾ cup soy milk (divided)
- 3 Medjool dates (pitted)
- 1½ tbsp peanut butter
- 20 g dark chocolate
- 8 peanuts (chopped)
- 1 dash sea salt flakes
- Combine the oats, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and 1½ cups of soy milk in a bowl. Stir well and let it sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- Divide the mixture between two jars.
- Blend the Medjool dates, peanut butter, and ¼ cup soy milk to create the peanut date caramel.
- Transfer the chocolate to a heat-proof container and melt in the microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring each time in between.
- Top the oats with the peanut caramel, melted chocolate, chopped peanuts, and sea salt. Allow to sit in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden the chocolate layer, and enjoy!