Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free + Vegan)
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s sweetened with just a ripe banana! You’ll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.
It’s clear to everyone who knows me I’m addicted to chocolate and peanut butter together. They’re perfect for each other, and anyone who has ever eaten a peanut butter cup can attest to that. It’s one of my favorite breakfast flavor combos because it feels so decadent! Another breakfast favorite over here is this drool-worthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl.
I tend to put the two together extremely often and have a ton of chocolate peanut butter recipes on my site. I’ve made tons of recipes combining these ingredients because it’s one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. Can’t beat that peanut butter cup flavor :D
Oatmeal has been one of my go-to breakfasts recently. I always make it sweetened with only a mashed, ripe banana and made with dairy-free milk, to keep it vegan but also super creamy. One of my favorite things about oatmeal is how filling it is, and how nutritious it is! Oats are full of antioxidants, nutrients, fiber, can help with blood sugar control, and because they’re so filling, they’re great for assisting weight loss.
I have so many good vegan oatmeal recipes (almond joy flavored! chocolate strawberry!) on my site, but this one takes the cake as a major favorite.
Let’s make Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal!
This chocolate peanut butter oatmeal came to be when, one day, while grabbing the almond butter I usually swirl on top, I spotted the cocoa powder. Perfect. My other hand reached for the peanut butter, and I knew we were going to good places.
I start by mashing the banana and mixing it with the oats, milk of choice, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. A scoop of cocoa into the oats turned them perfectly chocolatey for less than 10 calories! The cocoa powder also adds a ton of antioxidants and nutrients to the oatmeal, which we’ll never say no to!
Bring the oats to a simmer and cook, stirring every so often to avoid burning, until the oats have absorbed all the liquid. They should be creamy smooth and taste rich and delicious.
Once your oats are ready, serving them up and add your toppings! I added a swirl of peanut butter on top for good measure. For kicks and giggles, I threw on a small handful of unsalted raw peanuts for some crunch. Then, I finished it off with a sprinkling of refined sugar-free chocolate chips. And tada…there we have it: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal!
This chocolate peanut butter oatmeal recipe comes together as easily as that, in just one pan in about 10 minutes! You can’t beat it.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal is…
- Absolutely delicious
- Creamy & sweet
- Done in 10 minutes
- Sweetened with just a banana
- Super filling and nutritious
This is absolutely my new favorite breakfast! Since I first made it, I’ve made it at least four times a week for breakfast. It’s that good! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you do, be sure to let me know what you think by leaving a comment down below.
Want more chocolate peanut butter goodness for breakfast?! All GF + vegan!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
- Fluffy Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
- ⅓ cup rolled oats, gluten-free if needed
- 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon unsalted peanuts, chopped
- In a small saucepan, combine oats, banana, almond milk and cocoa powder. Simmer until milk has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning, for about 4 to 6 minutes.
- Place into a small bowl, swirl in peanut butter, and top with chocolate chips and peanuts. Enjoy!
- To keep the recipe refined sugar-free + vegan, make your own chocolate chunks.
Keywords: oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter, banana, sugar free