Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

I am on a serious coconut milk kick. I love the stuff and our dinners have centered around the creamy milk quite often throughout the past month or two.

Last night was no different. I started by sautéing garlic and a chopped onion in a bit of olive oil before pouring coconut milk over everything and adding ginger, garlic salt and broccoli. I let the broccoli simmer for a while while I cooked up a few pork chops that I then placed on top of the coconut milk-saturated veggies.

Pork over coconut milk ginger broccoli

dog wants pork

It was a delicious dinner!

coconut milk broccoli

Dinner was immediately followed by an evening walk with Sadie.

As always, her enthusiasm got the best of her and she got tangled up in her leash no less than five times.

tangled leash

evening walk wednesday

Sadie wasn’t the only one with issues on our evening walk. It was rather chilly last night, so Ryan and I power walked… that is until I started cramping up.


Man down!

Apparently I do not have the ability to power walk so soon after dinner. Ryan got a kick out of my pitiful state. I clearly can’t hang.


Fortunately my morning workout went a lot better than last night’s walk. I began with 20 minutes on the elliptical before hopping off to complete my upper body superset workout. Not too shabby!


Breakfast this morning was rather peanut buttery!

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough overnight oats + Peanut butter cup coffee

I bought the peanut butter cup coffee from The Fresh Market in St. Pete months ago and totally forgot about it. When I saw it chillin’ in the back of the pantry yesterday, I knew it needed to come out of hibernation this morning.

The Fresh Market Peanut Butter Cup Coffee

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee

And now for the peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough overnight oats recipe I promised you guys earlier this week!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats


  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk) + another splash in the morning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (Honey or stevia will also work)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (Do not omit or the oats will not thicken)
  • Optional toppings: Honey roasted peanuts, fresh berries, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Allow the bowl to sit overnight in the refrigerator
  3. In the morning, add a splash of milk and stir everything together again
  4. Top with honey roasted peanuts, additional peanut butter, fresh berries, etc.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy to customize and make your own. If you love the taste of natural peanut butter and don’t feel like you need any sweetener, you can easily omit the brown sugar.

I loved this dish and it truly reminded me of peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough. I hope you love it as much as I did!


  1. Mim says

    Wow, you’re not kidding, these really do taste like cookie dough! I’ve never liked overnight oats but this version has won me over – thanks Julie!


  2. says

    For anyone trying to find that yummy coffee but don’t live by a Fresh Market, I just got some TODAY at Marshalls! It’s wonderful.
    I’m not sure if they all carry it but, it’s worth a shot!


  3. Sarah says

    Just made these and they are SO good! I’ll admit I was skeptical, but seriously delish. I love how THICK they are. Biggest pet peeve is runny OO :)


  4. Morgan says

    I have never made overnight oats before (I was always a little afraid of them!) but I decided to try them out tonight! I didn’t have chia seeds, but I did have flax seeds, and my super scientific google search told me that they work but they just don’t absorb as much liquid. So, I made these with slightly less milk and slightly more (flax) seeds… I also used white chocolate peanut butter! Can’t wait to try them out! I licked my spoon after I stirred and it tasted great!


  5. kelsi says

    I have been eyeing the Overnight Oats recipes for the whole time I’ve been reading the blog (+6 months or so). My hubby and I recently changed our diets and are no longer eating any dairy or animal by-products. Therefore, more oatmeal and other minimally processed foods. Anywho-I ADORE peanut butter and one of the reasons I hadn’t tried this before was the Chia Seeds. When I saw this recipe last week it sealed the deal> Went straight to the store, bought some seeds, made oats last night, and they were AMAZING! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with your readers!!!


  6. Jackie Weibler says

    I’ve never made overnight oats before this recipe. I’m not sure I’ll try any other kinds- because these are just the BEST! Tastes like dessert for breakfast…or lunch…or…dinner?


  7. Theresa says

    Do you eat the Peanut Butter Oats cold? I’m not a fan of oatmeal, but I wish I was…this sounds interesting and something that I may like. Thanks for the info…I think I may give it a try!


  8. Mary says

    This is my new favorite breakfast! My favorite way to make it is with low fat chocolate milk- no sweetener needed!


  9. Anoushé says

    I’ve been bookmarking and reading your blog for ages and finally made this recipe!! I am in love! Just eating it right now :) the best pre dance snack ! (I’m a ballerina in training and do modern and jazz afterwards as well so need enough energy!) and if course I love peanut butter :) amazing!!


  10. Nikki says

    Reading some of the comments here, I just wanted to let people know that you really don’t need the chia seeds, so go ahead and make this if you don’t have any. I make overnight oats and never use the chia seeds. I even use more liquid than this recipe suggests and they still thicken plenty! I typically use 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/4 – 1/3 cup greek yogurt. I do find however, that quick oats thicken up more than the rolled oats. (And with the quick oats, they are ready after only an hour or so, so you don’t HAVE to wait overnight either!! So with or without chia seeds (which of course are still fine and lovely) make some oats!!


  11. says

    I just did one of your circuit workouts and the 8 minute abs. I looked at some of the breakfast recipes and picked one that looks YUMMY! My healthy peanut butter cookie dough together and it’s in the fridge :) I can’t wait to wake up and enjoy some healthy cookie dough! Thank you for the recipe.


  12. Alison says

    These are soooo delicious! Not sure why I waited so long to make them – love your other overnight oats recipe/tutorial. Added cinnamon and topped with bananas and coconut this morning – yum! Thanks for another great recipe!


  13. Marie says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I have tried a few versions of overnight oats but didn’t like them. I have been making this one for awhile and my twins love them! Made them two days ago and they asked to have it again for breakfast yesterday. Picked them up from school today and they asked to have it for lunch tomorrow. :)



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