Peanut butter overnight oats take 5 minutes to prep and you'll have a healthy breakfast all week long. Make this recipe in a jar or in a giant bowl and serve it with bananas. I love this recipe because it's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and really filling! Perfect for the morning!
I recently asked everyone on Instagram what they wanted to see more of and so many people said meal prep breakfasts! I totally get it. When I worked 9-5 I struggled with making a healthy breakfast and getting out the door on time. When I had breakfast ready to grab and go it made my life so much easier.
Meal prep breakfasts means no cutting boards in the morning, no washing veggies, no extra dishes to do. Just grab a healthy meal and hit the road.
That's exactly what these peanut butter overnight oats are. They're made in just a few minutes and you have them ready every morning. You can make a big batch on a Sunday and separate them into jars for every day of the week. Or if you forget you can make them quickly before you go to bed on a weeknight. That's what I did!
No only are these overnights oats easy, but they're also delicious and healthy. Who doesn't like peanut butter and banana? If you don't like banana you can leave them off the top but I really like the combo.
Is peanut butter and oatmeal good for you?
Peanut butter and oatmeal is really good for you! It's full of fiber and complex carbs that will keep you full all day and the peanut butter adds some protein too. Make sure you get a peanut butter that doesn't have any added sugar. I really like Smucker's All Natural Peanut Butter. Just double check the label before you buy it!
If you don't want peanuts you could easily swap it for any nut butter like almond or cashew butter. Whatever nut butter you use, the protein from them plus the healthy and gluten free oats will be a great meal to start the day.
Overnight Oats Q&A
Do you eat overnight oats cold?
Overnight oats are traditionally created to be eaten cold. You leave them in the fridge overnight with the milk so the oats and seeds soak up all of the liquid instead of using heat to do it. You can microwave them before eating if that's your preference.
What kind of oats do you use for overnight oats?
For the best results, use regular old-fashioned oats or thick rolled oats. They're just right to stand up to the milk soaking all night so they wont' be soggy the next day. They hold they're structure really well and make the perfect overnight oat recipe.
Are overnight oats healthy?
Overnight oats are a well-balanced and healthy breakfast or snack. They're full of fiber and these peanut butter oats have healthy fats. The rolled oats are gluten free and this recipe is dairy free. Overall a very healthy option!
How long do overnight oats last out of the fridge?
Overnight oats are best when eating within 5 days of putting them in the fridge. Which is why they're perfect for meal prep Sunday! By the time you make a batch you'll have one serving every day until Friday.
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How to make peanut butter overnight oats:
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 2 1/4 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats (I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium ripe bananas)
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 3/4 cups dairy free milk (almond, cashew, etc)
- 2 scoops vanilla or peanut butter protein powder (optional)
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate.
- Cover mixture with plastic wrap or divide mixture into 4-5 separate containers and cover then place in the refrigerator overnight or up to 12 hours.
- Eat and share immediately or save for the week for meal prep.