Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oats

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Clearly I’ve become obsessed with refrigerator oats.

They have certainly taken over more than just the top shelf in the fridge. They have also taken over my brain, my breakfast, and my Instagram feed.

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And frankly, I couldn’t be happier. I think my body was getting tired of the toast and fruit combo I had been rocking for a solid year.

It has been fun to play around with flavor combinations like peach + honey and strawberry. (Both delicious, BTW.)

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I will say that this flavor combination, while amazing, might be better served as a snack. Or dinner (heh). Or…anything but first thing in the morning.

First time I tried it was at breakfast. And it kind of gave me a belly ache. Second time, late evening dinner snack with half of a banana sliced on top. Much better.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oats

5 mins Prep Time

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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tbs chocolate powder
  • 1 tsp cane sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other milk of choice)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced (optional)


  1. Directions:
  2. Mix all ingredients in order (except for the banana, if using) in a small glass container (covered pyrex, tupperware, mason jar, old jam jar, etc)
  3. Shake (or stir) to combine ingredients.
  4. Place in refrigerator and let sit over night.
  5. Take out for a snack (or dinner, whatevs), add your sliced banana, grab a spoon, and enjoy your delightfully decadent treat .

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Corn Free. *If you are avoiding wheat and/or gluten, make sure to use Certified Gluten-Free Oats.


More about Emily Levenson

Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.


  1. Reply How many calories is in this dish? I am on day 3 of my new healthy eating lifestyle, and am counting calories. Thanks Sarah
    1. Reply Sarah - I'm sorry, I do not. You could always plug the recipe into a recipe calculator. Hope you are doing well with the lifestyle change!
  2. Reply When you say chocolate power do you meant unsweetened chocolate powder?
  3. Reply Pepper - Yes. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. The dutch process cocoa powder is a bit too rich for this.
  4. Reply […] Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oats […]
  5. Reply Oh my! This is wonderful! Beyond simple to prepare AND delicious? My kind of recipe for sure. You are right about it being a bit rich for breakfast so next time...later in the day. I have "Peanut Butter & Honey" in the fridge and "Strawberry" waiting for Friday. Next I'll be hitting the soups. I am so glad I found your blog.
    1. Reply So glad you enjoyed it!! Hope the others are just as good. xo

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