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.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oats

Servings 1


  • 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.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. How many calories is in this dish? I am on day 3 of my new healthy eating lifestyle, and am counting calories.


  2. 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.

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