These Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are packed full of creamy peanut butter, sliced banana, chia seeds, almond milk and hearty oats, with some warm vanilla and a pinch of sea salt to round out the amazing flavors. A perfect filling breakfast that you can make ahead and enjoy any day of the week.
I used to love a good peanut butter and banana sandwich or anything that had a similar combination because they just go so well together. Salty creamy peanut butter mixed with sweet soft bananas, yum. Which is why I simply love these banana peanut butter overnight oats.
They are creamy but have this incredible texture from the soaked oats and a nice surprise from the bits of banana. Add in a good helping of chia seeds, some warm vanilla and some maple syrup for sweetness and this is one hearty breakfast you will want to make over and over again.
It is also super fun to make and layer not to mention the toppings which, if you have read some of my other recipes you know by now that I love anything that allows you to have toppings, lol!
Why you will love this recipe
- Creamy and delicious
- Hearty and packed with protein, fiber and vitamins
- It is vegan + gluten free!
- This recipe takes 5 minutes to make!
- Only requires a few simple ingredients like oats, milk, bananas and peanut butter
- It is kid-friendly!
Are Overnight Oats healthy?
Overnight oats have a range of nutrition from fiber to plant based protein. They also include some gut healthy nutrients which make them a great healthy breakfast.
Plus they are absolutely delicious and you can make them ahead and just pull them out the refrigerator when ready to eat! Yippee!
Ingredients needed to make this recipe
How to make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
You can easily make this recipe in less than 5 minutes with a few simple pantry ingredients.
- Add the oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt to a bowl.
- Pour in the milk and mix it all together.
- Separate the mixture evenly into jars or cups fitted with a lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Expert Tip: For even more texture and flavor you can layer some sliced banana and peanut butter in between the oats in the jar before your chill it. When ready to eat remove from them from the fridge and top with more toppings like blueberries, sliced banana and more creamy peanut butter.
It is so good and literally the easiest meal you can make in minutes and eat all week long! I love a good meal prep recipe.
How long do overnight oats last?
As long as you store these overnight oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator they should last for up to 5 days. How great is that?
Can you make overnight oats with steel cut oats?
Yes you can use steel cut oats for overnight oats but the texture will be slightly different. It will still taste delicious but will just have more textures since rolled oats are softer and less coarse than steel cut oats.
Other overnight oats combinations that you can also try
- Peanut butter and chocolate
- Peanut butter and jelly – even better, sub the jelly with chia jam
- Fruit and nuts
- Nutella and banana – simply swap the peanut butter in this recipe with Nutella
Expert tips for making overnight oats
- Use good quality rolled oats. Make sure they are gluten free if you need them to be since all oats are not gluten free.
- Creamy peanut butter is best! I like to use the really drippy kind so it is easier to layer and pour into the oats.
- Ripe bananas taste better since they are sweeter but you can use almost ripe bananas as well. You can mash up the banana or slice it.
- Almond ilk or coconut milk can be used. Regular milk is fine as well if you don’t need to keep this recipe dairy free.
- Add fun toppings like chopped nuts, fruit, nut butter, coconut flakes or chocolate chips
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