3 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

A 3 minute chocolate peanut butter oatmeal recipe that uses old-fashioned oats. Just pop in the microwave and enjoy! Gluten-free, vegan and high protein.

Do you ever have those hectic mornings where you are rushing around, trying to leave on time, trying not to forget anything AND trying to make sure you don’t forget to eat breakfast?

Of course you do, because you’re human. This recipe is for you on those busy mornings. It’s also for those of you working in the corporate world or living the dorm room life (aka only have access to a microwave).

Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal in a bowl topped with a peanut butter drizzle and chocolate chips.

Incorporating Healthy Habits

I know for a fact that it is possible to eat healthy with limited resources. One of my top pieces of advice when it comes to healthy habits is to start small. Start with one doable change and slowly build. A great one to start with?

A healthy breakfast with a good mix of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fat. Don’t feel like it needs to be a three-course meal – something as simple as this 3 minute oatmeal is perfect and makes it easy to fit all three macronutrients into one bowl.

Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal in a bowl topped with a peanut butter drizzle and chocolate chips.

Satisfying Swaps and Add-ins

If you think oats aren’t that filling or they don’t keep you satisfied for long, I’m here to prove you wrong with this recipe! Instead of using water, we’re using almond milk as the base to make it extra creamy and satisfying, as well as, mixing in protein powder and peanut butter. These add-ins will increase the protein and the fat, two key components to help make oats a full meal that will keep you going all morning long.

The best part about this recipe is most definitely the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo. Can we all just agree that peanut butter and chocolate is legit one of the best flavor combos on earth? Seriously though, if you like peanut butter and chocolate you will LOVE this oatmeal… the flavor reminds me of my no bake cookies, but in breakfast form.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Ingredients

  • rolled oats – I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk – any milk or even water will work.
  • chocolate protein powder
  • natural peanut butter – I prefer drippy/runny natural peanut butter but you can use any nut or seed butter you like. Some of my go-to brands of peanut butter are Crazy Richard’s, Whole Food’s 365 and Wild Friends (use EBF10 for 10% off your order).
  • chocolate chips (optional) – I love Lily’s chocolate chips for a low-sugar option, but Enjoy Life is a great option if you need dairy-free chips.

Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal in a bowl topped with a peanut butter drizzle and chocolate chips.

Tips for Microwaving Oatmeal

I’m a stovetop oats girl through and through, but I get that using the microwave is super convenient, some people don’t have time to cook stovetop oats and some people just don’t want to wash another pot in the AM. I get it – and that’s why I’m sharing this microwavable oatmeal recipe.

For microwaving oatmeal, I highly recommend splitting up the time into increments and watching it like a hawk so that your oats don’t boil over and make a huge mess. It’s happened to the best of us – I usually microwave for 1 minute, stir and then microwave in 30-second increments until I’m happy with the consistency. It usually takes about 3 minutes of cooking time, but it will depend on your microwave. The oats are done when most of the liquid is absorbed!

For this chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal, once the oats are cooked you stir in your chocolate protein powder until it’s completely dissolved . . . then top with peanut butter and chocolate chips! Bam – you’re ready to go with a delicious, healthy, protein-packed breakfast!

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If you try this peanut butter oatmeal be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal in a bowl topped with a peanut butter drizzle and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A 3 minute chocolate peanut butter oatmeal recipe that uses old-fashioned oats. Just pop in the microwave and enjoy! Gluten-free, vegan and high protein. 


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter, for topping
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate chips, for topping (optional)


  1. Microwave: Add oats and almond milk into a bowl and stir to combine. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir and continue to microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the oatmeal is the consistency you like. I usually cook for a total of 3 minutes, but you’ll know it’s done when most the liquid is absorbed and oats are hot.
  2. Add protein and enjoy: Carefully remove from microwave (bowl will be hot). Stir protein powder into oats until completely dissolved and top with peanut butter and chocolate chips, if using.


  • Stove top: To cook this recipe on the stovetop, you’ll need 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup of almond milk. Heat over medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the oats from sticking. You’ll know it’s done when most of the liquid has been absorbed and the oats are creamy. Remove from heat, stir in protein powder and transfer to a bowl. Top with peanut butter and chocolate chips, if using.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl without chocolate chips
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 17g

Keywords: chocolate peanut butter oatmeal

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Recipe rating

    1. Erica R.
      February 20, 2021 AT 1:32 am

      This oatmeal is AWESOME! I made it exactly to recipe plus added a tsp of honey on top at the end. Can’t wait to make this over and over again with different proteins & toppings.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2021 AT 8:47 pm

        So glad you loved this oatmeal recipe, Erica!! Thanks so much for the review. I appreciate it!

    2. Mary
      February 16, 2021 AT 11:02 am

      This was delicious and a great treat on an inclement weather day! I loved being able to whip it up in 5 minutes! My hungry eaters gobbled most of it up before I could snap a picture but I’ll post the last couple bites!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 16, 2021 AT 9:21 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit, Mary. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Mimy Onggiyanti
      February 14, 2021 AT 5:16 pm

      Never make oatmeal with microwave before. Looks easy and delicious. Perfect for busy morning person like me 😉. Will try it soon!!!
      Thanks for the recipe…

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 14, 2021 AT 7:09 pm

        Let me know what you think of it once you try it!

    4. Faith
      January 31, 2021 AT 1:47 pm

      Great recipe! I’ve found that if I add a little salt to my oats when microwaving, they never boil over.

    5. Leif
      June 14, 2020 AT 1:57 pm

      Loved this recipe! Made it with chocolate protein powder.

    6. Bree
      June 14, 2020 AT 11:30 am

      I’ve been looking for a way to add more fiber and protein to my diet and your oatmeal series has done it for me! There is such a variety that i can make something different everyday! But this was the ultimate meal. I love peanut butter and chocolate! The only issue I had was i found it to be a bit grainy from the protein powder. I used half a serving of my powder (which was equal to 1 scoop), then i realized you said 1/2 scoop…oops! I’m wondering about how much volume (cups, oz, etc.) your scoop is since each manufacturer has a different size scoop? However, this is not stopping me from giving it a 5 star review as it is simply heaven! Thank you for sharing with us!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 17, 2020 AT 5:52 pm

        So glad you still enjoyed this, Bree!! It probably got grainy from yes, adding too much protein powder. And some powders are more grainy than others. Thanks for giving this recipe a try and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    7. abdulla elsadig
      May 16, 2020 AT 3:46 am


    8. Joy
      April 28, 2020 AT 12:20 pm

      This recipe was awesome! There’s so many protein powder breakfast recipes out there but most of them are gross. I did revise your recipe a little. I did 2/3 cup of fat free milk and added 1/4 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and some walnuts. Very filling!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 29, 2020 AT 12:29 am

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this oatmeal recipe, Joy!! Thanks for sharing the substitutions you made and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me!!

    9. Kristen
      February 5, 2020 AT 11:12 am

      chocolate and peanut butter- delicious! Also super quick and easy and very filling.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 5, 2020 AT 3:41 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this oatmeal, Kristen!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    10. Erin G.
      January 31, 2019 AT 9:44 am

      Just made this and it’s delicious! I love making it in the overnight oats way, but sometimes I forget to do it the night before so this method was perfect!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2019 AT 10:19 am

        Amazing, I’m so pumped that you liked this method, Erin. Quick favor, would you mind leaving another comment with a star rating for the recipe? It’s super helpful for SEO for EBF. 🙂 Thank you!!

    11. Gay
      January 31, 2019 AT 8:24 am


      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2019 AT 9:04 am

        Yay!! So glad you liked it. 🙂

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