These Sweet Potato Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are the perfect easy breakfast to throw together and take on the go. Perfectly sweet, veggie-loaded, and a classic flavor combo, this no-cook recipe will be a favorite.

Serving Sweet Potato Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in a jar with chocolate chips around

My deep dark secret

I am about to share a deep dark secret with you, TNNers. It is one many find quite shocking and I hope you can love me through it…..okay, here it goes….

*deep breath*

I don’t like peanut butter and chocolate together.

Shocking….I know! I mean, I like peanut butter. And I definitely like chocolate. But the combination makes my nose wrinkle in the most unattractive of ways and turns my sweet tooth right off.

So why did I make a recipe of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats? Because I I love my family and they simply adore PB and chocolate together…..like most of the population of Earth. 

Simple overnight oats

Overnight oats are the simplest of simple breakfasts. You can make a huge batch during your weekly meal prep, portion it out into jars, and breakfast for the week is not only done, but it’s ready to throw on the table with a spoon or to toss in your work bag.

While this recipe is a magical blend of easy, chocolate, and peanut butter…it is also veggie-loaded with a hearty scoop of mashed sweet potato thrown into the mix (quite literally). So while this peanut butter overnight oat recipe is a delicious breakfast, it also helps you to start getting your veggies in first thing in the morning!

The ingredients for sweet potato chocolate peanut butter overnight oats in a bowl before mixing.

While these overnight oats were made to be a healthy breakfast option with whole grains and minimal natural sugar, it can easily double as a healthy (and veggie-loaded) dessert.

Add a few chocolate chips on top and drizzle on some warm peanut butter…oh my goodness. Are you drooling yet?

Why do I want to put sweet potato in a breakfast recipe?

If you are a regular here at The Natural Nurturer, you will know that veggie-loading is my thing.

What is veggie-loading? It is adding vegetables to meals and recipes in creative, out-of-the-box ways to:

  1. Help you get the daily suggested amount of vegetables in, a little at a time. The recommended serving of vegetables for adults is 2-3 cups per day (depending on on age and gender). However, the CDC reports that as of 2017, 91% of American adults did not get that amount in daily. This overnight oat recipe has 1/4 of a cup of sweet potatoes in each serving. Not so much that you feel like you are chowing down on just sweet potatoes for breakfast but enough to help you to start to achieve that 2-3 cups of veggies that you need to get in for the day. And if your lunch and dinner are also veggie-loaded, well….hitting your daily suggested veggie intake will not only be a breeze, but delicious and without giving up the foods you love.
  2. Create a positive experience with eating vegetables since you will be eating them in oodles of different ways that you are meant to love. Veggie-loading is about loving vegetables and your food. It is about trying vegetables in lots of different ways so that you WANT to add them to your life. Love this overnight oat recipe? BOOM! You just found a way to enjoy sweet potatoes!
  3. They are jam packed with nutrients! Vitamin A, vitamin C, lots of fiber and that beautiful beta-carotene! (source)
Sweet potato chocolate peanut butter overnight oats  in a bowl

Veggie-loading hack

You know what I like to keep on hand to make veggie-loading food extra easy? No matter how tired, unprepared or low on produce I might be?

Canned pureed veggies!

You can find pureed sweet potato, pumpkin and/or butternut squash in most grocery stores (here in the US, at least) where they keep canned veggies or beans! In fact, look for purees that are JUST the veggies without any added sweetener or spice.

If you can’t find sweet potato puree in your store, you can easily make sweet potatoes in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or even microwave. Just cook the sweet potato, scoop out the orange meat and mash or puree in the blender to make it extra smooth. You can freeze the cooked and mashed puree to keep on hand for future recipes!

Recipe notes

Now, did you love the old version of these peanut butter overnight oats? This recipe was one of my first recipes here on TNN…and long before I realized the power of the veggie-loaded approach.

The original version of this recipe did not include sweet potatoes, however, I know it is a loved recipe by many of you.

If you are an OG TNNer and want to keep loving your chocolate peanut butter overnight oats sans veggie….here is the recipe for you to continue to enjoy!

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, I used unsweetened almond
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter plus extra for topping, if desired
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or to taste
  • mini chocolate chips for topping, if desired
A spoonful of sweet potato chocolate peanut butter overnight oats.

Suggested adaptations

  • Replace the sweet potato in this recipe with pumpkin puree or butternut squash puree.
  • Omit the cocoa powder if you are not a chocolate fan.
  • Use your favorite plant based milk for a vegan or dairy-free option.
  • Make these overnight oats gluten free by using certified gluten free oats.

Other veggie-loaded oatmeal recipes that you will enjoy…

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A serving of sweet potato chocolate peanut butter oats in a jar topped with more peanut butter and chocolate chips.
5 from 6 votes

Sweet Potato Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Yield: 2 servings
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
These Sweet Potato Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are the perfect easy breakfast to throw together and take on the go. Perfectly sweet, veggie-loaded, and a classic flavor combo, this no-cook recipe will be a favorite.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups milk of choice,, I used unsweetened almond
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter, plus extra for topping, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • mini chocolate chips , for topping, if desired

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cover, and refrigerate overnight, or for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Top with extra peanut butter, a few chocolate chips and/or fresh fruit.
  • Store in fridge up to 5 days.

Notes

  • You can use maple syrup OR honey, depending on how sweet you like it.
  • You can find pureed sweet potato, pumpkin and/or butternut squash in most grocery stores (here in the US, at least) where they keep canned veggies or beans! In fact, look for purees that are JUST the veggies without any added sweetener or spice.
If you can’t find sweet potato puree in your store, you can easily make sweet potatoes in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or even microwave. Just cook the sweet potato, scoop out the orange meat and mash or puree in the blender to make it extra smooth. You can freeze the cooked and mashed puree to keep on hand for future recipes!
Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 473kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 379mg, Potassium: 584mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 4724IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 370mg, Iron: 4mg
Nutritional information provided here is only an estimate shared for convenience and as a courtesy. Information will vary based on ingredients + brands used to create the recipe.