Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats


When you eat the same food for breakfast nearly every day, we’ve found it’s important to change the variety of ingredients in order to avoid never wanting to eat it ever again.

On our first real day in Bulgaria, I came across peanut butter heaven. In the city of Petrich, I found a woman who sold local handmade peanut butter. In large quantities.

Despite a recent conversation about my ever growing bag of food, I ignored logic and went ahead and purchased the large jar. I mean, we hadn’t seen freshly ground peanut butter throughout our entire visit to Europe. I couldn’t not buy the large jar. It was hard enough purchasing only one.

I knew the perfect recipe to celebrate my find.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats.


I carry around a gallon-sized ziplock bag of pre-made muesli, the ingredients of which change depending on what I can find in the stores. There are always oats, and groats (if I can find them), seeds of some sort, generally sunflower or pumpkin, some kind of nut like almonds or hazelnuts, and dried fruit such as cranberries, raisins, or goji berries (which are SO cheap in Europe).

This recipe works with either oats alone or a mix like I have. Either way, it’s the chocolate and the peanut butter who are the stars of the show here. And Sora, my adorable assistant.


This recipe comes together in just minutes, so even when we’ve had a long day on the bike, I can always summon the energy to throw the ingredients together just before bed.




We travel with our beloved 16oz Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Food Canister, which just happens to be the perfect size to make one serving of these oats. The insulation prevents any milk from going bad overnight if the temperature fails to act as a refrigerant and its tight seal prevents not only spillage, but also keeps any critters from getting into our breakfast.

In fact, we love ours so much that we have partnered with Klean Kanteen to give you one of your own. Enter the Rafflecopter below between for one of four ways to enter.  

I will notify the randomly selected winner on or around 11 November (depending on our Internet availability!). 

Please note: the contest is open to U.S. residents only. 
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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Serves 1
We eat overnight oats on a daily basis. They're so quick, easy, and delicious that after six months, we have yet to sicken of them. Mixing up the ingredients prevents us from tiring of our go-to breakfast before our ride.The combination of raw cacao power and peanut butter creates a creamy texture and tastes like dessert for breakfast. You can't go wrong with that.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  2. 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  3. 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  4. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 tbsp liquid sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave, etc.)
  7. Pinch of salt if using unsalted peanut butter
  8. 1 tbsp plant-based milk powder + 3/4 cup of water OR 3/4 cup of plant-based milk
  1. Add dry ingredients, including milk powder to your lidded vessel of choice (anything 16oz or larger will fit the contents) and stir together.
  2. Pour the water or milk into the canister and stir to combine.
  3. Secure with a tight lid and allow to sit overnight.
  4. In the morning, open and consume.
  1. Topping suggestions: Raw cacao nibs, banana slices, nuts.
  2. Please note that the total cooking time includes soaking overnight.
  3. Klean Kanteen generously provided our food canister and we love it. We wouldn't tell you to use it otherwise.
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  1. I just ate the most amazing breakfast recently. It was from the trailhead coffee shop in Portland, but could be recreated for bike camping. You start with a long diagonal piece of baguette, and add ricotta (could be omitted), then add slices of avocado. The secret amazing ingredient is a generous sprinkling of lemon zest on top, and lots of fresh pepper and sea salt.

    • Avocado toast with lemon zest?? That sounds amazing. I shall have to give it a try when we find avocados again…hello South American breakfast!

  2. People call me Romana

    Also, breakfast burritos are the best. And salt bagels. We miss you, running every week. It’s just starting to be dark in the morning, so we begin again in the twilight. Last night there was a full moon and a brilliant crimson sunrise (and I didn’t actually go running this morning, but the boys did). Anyway, the mud is coming out. Sending hugs.

  3. This looks great, and perfect for backpacking!

  4. Yum – I can’t wait to try this! My go-to overnight oats has apples and cinnamon.

  5. granola and overnight oats

  6. The raffle copter was hard! I sure hope I cometed all of it correctly! That being said overnight oats are a staple at out house. My fave is steel cut oats with almond milk, cacao & honey. My kiddos prefer sun butter added. Hope your journeys are fun and safe 😉

    • Sun butter is so great with overnight oats!

      Sorry the rafflecopter was difficult! It’s my first time using it, so your feedback is helpful. Thanks for letting me know.

  7. I had no idea oats could be made this way. You may have just changed my mornings forever!

    Thank you!

    -Jenn & Trekker2 (aka Big Dog)

  8. wow, this is great! can’t wait to try 🙂 oatmeal is one of my favorite’s for breakfast!

  9. I will definitely be trying this! It looks delicious!

  10. What else do you use your food canister for?

    • We use it for a lot of different reasons! Aside from overnight oats, I macerate fruits in it overnight to top our oats, precook lentils or quick cooking grains like cous cous. I put in leftover soup to have warm for lunch the next day. It protects delicate fruits like peaches, berries, or tomatoes. There’s a heap of uses for our food canister!

  11. Jen, you may make me a lover of oatmeal yet! This looks delicious!

  12. I really enjoy having a granola bar or trail mix for an on the go breakfast.

  13. Dang! That looks delicious, and beats the heck out of cold granola, which is my go-to bike touring food. Sometimes I go full-on luxury and warm up oatmeal. Yep, I’m quite the asset in the cooking department…

  14. Jen, this breakfast sounds divine! Do I have to be touring to have it? As for my go-to breakfast (when not bike touring) – I love to make smoothies. I just throw whatever fruits and veggies I have in the Vitamix and power up!

  15. I’m interested in trying the overnight oatmeal and also the super cool Klean Kanteen that you used. Thanks!

  16. I’ve been on an overnight oats kick lately, this looks delicious. I love adding cinnamon.

  17. My favorite is still regular old fashioned oatmeal. I’ll make it with a bit of maple syrup or use apple cider as the liquid and some cinnamon. Definitely going to try this!

  18. I love irish oatmeal with dried cranberries and raw cashews.

  19. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks! I love oatmeal with berries in the morning…Will the canisters hold in the temp for hot foods pretty well, too?

    • Yay! I hope you enjoy them.

      We find that the canisters hold heat very well. I haven’t tested it for an entire day, but we often warm leftover soup in the morning and pour it into the canister and it’s still hot by lunch 5 or more hours later.

  20. My go-to breakfast is GF toast with Nuttzo 7-nut butter, granola, & bananas, but I can never pass up on a big bowl of oatmeal with all the fixins!

  21. I love my insulated bottles. We use them daily. Would love to try the food canisters.

  22. I LOVE steel cut oats w raisins and cranberries. And yogurt w a little bit of oats at the bottom w fresh fruit on top, yummy!!!!

  23. Gosh, I love some overnight oats

  24. Lida Sophia Townsley

    Yummy! Quick and easy to make at home, too, which is ideal for living with a toddler. I might add yogurt, though. 😉

  25. Oh, here’s where to enter blog comment! Was a little confused from the rafflecopter! Yum, waking up to prepared breakfast!! Love it!!

  26. My go-to breakfast is chia seeds in coconut milk or greek yogurt with homemade granola. I’m excited to add this recipe into the mix!

  27. Favorite bfast is definitely oatmeal, warm and fills the tummy.

  28. This oatmeal looks amazing. And, while I do love oatmeal, my favorite breakfast is sweet potato and black bean hash.

  29. My favorite go to breakfast is something similar to this – only quick oats in the a.m. with peanut butter and dairy free chocolate chips.

  30. I love overnight oats & will be giving this recipe a try!

  31. Love soup (especially chicken) for breakfast. Sounds weird to a lot of people, but it’s warm, easy to digest, and low carb (if it’s a concern ).

  32. That looks and sounds delicious. My go to is a protein smoothie with a large handful of fresh greens, half a banana, ice and almond milk. I change up the types and flavor of protein powders and occasional add frozen berries (black, rasp and blue).

    • Oh, green smoothies, how I miss those. That’s my go to when we’re not on the road. I use frozen bananas to make a creamier texture.

  33. Cottage cheese with fruit

  34. Homemade granola and yogurt is my go-to!

  35. Oh, I can’t wait to try this! All these yummy things (a lot of them being my favorites) and topped of with some cocoa. Can it get any better?

    My go-to breakfast is usually chia pudding (chia seeds in any dairy free “milk” and let it soak over night) or some type of oatmeal porridge. If I am not bale to cook it, oatmeal in milk works fine too! Top any of the two with whatever type of fruit there is available! That is few of the things that makes a great start to my day and after I have tried this I’ll probably have something to add to my list! Can’t wait to try!

    • It really doesn’t get any better! 🙂

      I just can’t get over the texture of chia pudding! I so wish I could – it would be such a great camp meal.

  36. Tried the Oarmeal mixture added Flaxseed as wife told “Husband” he had too. Awesome ! !

  37. This is a great idea – can’t wait to give it a try!

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