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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Peanut butter overnight oats! A healthy breakfast that’s simple, filling, yummy, kid approved and is prepped the night before in under 5 minutes! YES! Talk about all the things! Mornings can be hard – but your breakfast doesn’t have to be!

I jumped on the overnight oats band wagon several years ago when they were blowing up my Pinterest feed. Being the oatmeal lover I am (and here are a few more great oatmeal recipes Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins and Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls) – I had to try this cold oats revolution and I instantly feel in love – a breakfast that was waiting for me when I woke up, nourishing, balanced, super easy to whip up, and tasty! I was hooked and they have become a go to around here ever since. The hubs and kids also request them frequently! If you have never tried overnight oats before I suggest you stop waiting and go for it!

Now let’s talk flavor combinations! The options seem limitless. Overnight oats are basically rolled oats, some kind of milk and a sprinkle of chia seeds (to thicken them). Then comes the add ins: fruit, yogurt, nut butters, protein powders, flax seeds, coconut flakes, sweetener like honey, maple syrup, stevia…….the list goes on and I haven’t run into a combination I don’t like but these peanut butter overnight oats are probably my favorite base to start with. Then I love to top them with sliced banana or any fruit I have on hand, chopped nuts, a splash of almond milk and maybe a little more peanut butter in the morning…..because its delicious!!

PEANUT BUTTER OVERNIGHT OATS INGREDIENTS

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER OVERNIGHT OATS

  • Stir together the almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and peanut butter in a mason jar or small container. Note – the peanut butter will not completely mix in – and that’s the plan – running into those smooth ribbons of creamy nut butter in the morning is so satisfying!
  • Then mix in the oats and chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate until morning or for at least 6 hours.

TOPPINGS!

It’s ALL about the toppings so feel free to get creative….but my favorite combo for peanut butter overnight oats is this……

  • Sliced banana
  • Chopped nuts
  • A drizzle of peanut butter
  • A splash of almond milk

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

peanut butter overnight oats. a simple and healthy breakfast or snack that is prepped in under 5 mins.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings

  • sliced banana
  • chopped nuts
  • peanut butter
  • splash of almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a mason jar or other small contain with a lid. Note: the peanut butter will not completely mix in and that's OK.
  • Then stir in the oats and chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  • When you are ready to eat top with sliced bananas, a drizzle of peanut butter, chopped nuts, and a splash of almond milk.

2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Overnight Oats”

  1. I finally tried this recipe and absolutely loved it. It was delicious and surprisingly filling. Thanks!

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