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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Creamy peanut butter overnight oats topped with chocolate chips and sliced bananas. The perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast that will keep you powered up throughout the day!

Peanut butter overnight oats in a jar.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

If you’re looking for a healthy snack or wondering what to eat for breakfast, these overnight oats are a great option! They’re quick, easy and packed with protein. Some of my other favorites are smoothies, chocolate peanut butter protein balls, hard boiled eggs and homemade granola bars.

Today I am sharing one of my new breakfast obsessions: peanut butter overnight oats! I am a total breakfast addict, but it can get so boring so quickly.

After eating plain old oatmeal every day for weeks on end, one does tend to get a little sick and tired of it. But at the same time, you need something that is healthy, and quick and easy to make because nobody has time in the mornings right? And so I have discovered the beauty that is overnight oats. This creamy peanut butter version in particular.

Love that it is packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants. You can easily switch it up a bit, add some sliced bananas, swap out the peanut butter for almond butter or add a few fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

These oats start out with a base ratio of milk, oats, honey and peanut butter. Feel free to add mix-in’s like chocolate chips and top with sliced bananas. And extra peanut butter of course.

Peanut butter overnight oats ingredients on counter.

Base

  • Almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • Rolled oats (I use gluten-free)
  • Honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • Peanut butter

Optional mix-in’s

Optional toppings

  • Sliced bananas
  • Greek yogurt
  • Berries
  • Extra peanut butter
  • Extra chocolate chips
Making peanut butter overnight oats.

How to Make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These oats are super easy to make – no cooking required! Just follow the simple steps below to get started.

  1. Mix ingredients together. Mix all of the ingredients together in a mason jar or small bowl. Do not cook the oats, add them dry (they will soak up the liquid over night). Cover bowl with plastic wrap or close jar with a lid.
  2. Let chill in fridge overnight. Place overnight oats in the fridge to chill overnight.
  3. Top and enjoy! The next morning, top with sliced bananas, peanut butter, honey and chocolate chips if desired. Serve cold.
Peanut butter overnight oats in a jar with peanut butter on top.

Great for Meal Prep!

One of my favorite things about these oats is that they are great for meal prep. Overnight nights will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, which makes them the perfect meal prep breakfast!

Simply double or triple the recipe depending on how many days you’d like to enjoy them for breakfast. Then pour equal amounts of the base mixture into pyrex containers or mason jars and store in fridge.

When ready to enjoy, I like to mix in a splash of almond milk before adding the other toppings. Because the oats are in the fridge for longer, the extra splash of almond milk keeps the texture creamy and moist. Then add your favorite toppings and dig in!

FAQs

How long should overnight oats soak?

For best texture, soaking your oats 8 hours or up to overnight is best. That being said, you can do a quick soak and eat your oats within 2-4 hours if you are in a rush. With a quick soak they will not have absorbed all the liquid like they would overnight, but they will still be delicious and good to eat.

How long do overnight oats keep?

Overnight oats can last up to a week in the refrigerator when stored properly, but I think they have the best taste on days 1-3 and then less so on days 4 -5 and so forth.

Can I eat my overnight oats hot?

Yes! You can eat them warm or hot like regular oats, but you may want to try them cold first and see how you like them. If you still would like to warm them up, just pop your bowl of oats in the microwave and warm up in 30 seconds increments until warmed to desired temperature.

Should I rinse oats for overnight oats?

You can, but I don’t rinse the oats. If you find that your oats have a pasty texture, rinsing them may help with that otherwise save yourself from washing another dish by not rinsing.

Peanut butter overnight oats in a jar with chocolate chips on top.

For more easy breakfast ideas try these breakfast bars, homemade granola or this muesli recipe.

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Creamy peanut butter overnight oats topped with chocolate chips and sliced bananas. The perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast that will keep you powered up throughout the day!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate Overnight: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1

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Equipment

  • Mason jar or bowl

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • cups rolled oats (I used gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Optional Mix-in's: 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

    Optional toppings: Greek yogurt, sliced bananas or berries, extra peanut butter, extra chocolate chips

      Instructions

      • Mix all of the ingredients together in a small mason jar or bowl. Do not cook the oats, add them dry (they will soak up the liquid over night). 
      • Close the jar with a lid or cover bowl with plastic wrap.
      • Place in the fridge overnight.
      • The next morning, top with sliced bananas or berries, peanut butter, honey and chocolate chips if desired. Serve cold. 

      Notes

      • Overnight oats will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
      • Right before enjoying, I like to add an extra splash of almond milk to keep oats creamy and moist. 

      Nutrition

      Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg

      Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

      Course: Breakfast
      Cuisine: American

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      Peanut butter overnight oats in a mason jar.

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