Healthy overnight oats with peanut butter
This recipe is for you if you like oatmeal, peanut butter cookies, or breakfasts that you can prepare in advance and have ready when you get up.
I have been eating overnight oatmeal for over a decade (Quaker could hire me at this point), but today’s peanut butter version is my favorite.
The peanut butter oatmeal is so creamy, thick, and filling that it may be tempting to eat as dessert rather than breakfast.
There are many variations of recipes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Add one tablespoon of cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder to the mixture before stirring. Top with chocolate peanut butter cups or melted Homemade chocolate bars.
Peanut Butter Jelly Oats: Use blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry yogurt. Add a spoonful of fresh or frozen fruits or jam to the oats. Top with additional fruit, backup, and nut butter before serving.
Almond Butter Oats: Instead of peanut butter, use almond butter or any other butter you like, such as pecan butter, coconut butter (sunflower butter), cashew butter, and pecan butter.
Pumpkin Spice: Mix a fourth teaspoon of cinnamon, an eighth teaspoon of pumpkin pie spices, and a sprinkle of ginger with the dry ingredients. You can substitute yogurt with canned pumpkin or roasted sweet potatoes.
Peanut Butter Banana Oats: Use yogurt instead of mashed banana in the recipe below. You can replace the milk in this recipe with mashed banana.
Peanut butter oatmeal ingredients
The following ingredients are needed: rolled or quick oats; peanut butter or peanut butter powder; milk of your choice; banana or yogurt; a pinch or two of salt and sweetener.
Add or top with mini chocolate chips or other toppings such as sliced bananas (or any fruit), fresh strawberries, blueberries, or diced mango.
Choose plant-based coconut or almond milk for overnight oats with vegan peanut butter. You can use dairy-free yogurt or bananas.
This simple overnight oatmeal can be made either with or without banana. You can make it however you like.
Add a tablespoon of Chia Seeds to the mixture for a thicker texture and nutrition. These seeds contain a lot of calcium, iron, and B vitamins.
Many readers report that powdered peanut butter works well in overnight oats if you’re on a diet to lose weight or reduce calories.
High protein peanut Butter Breakfast
The milk, peanut butter, and yogurt can provide a lot of protein even if no protein powder is used.
Use Greek yogurt or Soy yogurt to add more protein.
I like adding extra peanut butter because I don’t think you can ever have enough.
How to make overnight oats with peanut butter
Mix the oats with the peanut butter, powdered peanuts, milk, bananas, yogurt, sweetener, and salt in a mason jar or container.
Open the lid again and stir it. Enjoy!
If you’d prefer hot oatmeal with peanut butter instead of cold oats, reheat it in the microwave or a small pan on the stovetop.
You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe for overnight oatmeal to feed an entire family or prepare meals for the whole week.
In the fridge, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to six days. This recipe has not been frozen, so I cannot comment on how it would perform.
Half a cup of rolled or quick oats
Peanut butter powder or two tablespoons of peanut butter
Half a cup of milk of your choice
Half a cup of yogurt or mashed banana
Sweetener of your choice
1/8 tsp of salt
Optional: 1 tbsp chia seeds or protein powder
Optional: Chop peanuts, banana slices, mini chocolate chips
All ingredients should be mixed in a mason jar or a container with a lid. Shake well. Refrigerate overnight. Stir and enjoy the following day. These overnight oats with peanut butter can be eaten either hot or cold.