Overnight Oats is one of the easiest breakfasts you can possibly make. I have it on my meal plan at least once a week. Lately, I’ve been making Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats!
This easy, plant-based recipe takes about a minute to set up at night, then another minute or two to finish when you are ready for breakfast the next day.
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I’ve always been a big fan of oatmeal, I love the warmth of Instant Pot Oatmeal, topped with apples and cinnamon. I didn’t try overnight oats until after I went plant-based. Warm oats are still my favorite but Arizona summers are brutal and warm oatmeal isn’t on the menu!
Overnight Oats Add Ins
I’ll top my oatmeal with whatever I have on hand and need to use up. Sometimes its strawberries, blueberries or banana. You can tell I’m a big fan of fruit in my oatmeal. My sweetener of choice is maple syrup! I also like to add chia seed or ground flax seeds. They help absorb the moisture and add more fat, protein and fiber to fill me up.
Meal Prep Overnight Oats
Another great thing about Overnight Oats is that you can easily add them to your meal prep lineup. Simply prepare your oats on the weekend, then when you are ready to eat them add your fruit.
Some people like to add some of their fruit and sweetener at night, I prefer to wait until I’m about to enjoy it. That way I can make up a few plain batches and decide what I’m in the mood for in the morning.
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
This Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is based on my regular overnight oat recipe. This peanut butter and banana combination is so good, I thought it deserved it’s own recipe.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup plant-based milk of choice, I usually use rice milk
- 1 banana
- 1 heaping dollop of peanut butter
- maple syrup, to taste. I use about a tablespoon.
- In a small bowl or mason jar, add oats, chia seeds and plant-based milk. Stir the ingredients well, cover with a lid, then refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
- In the morning, give your oats another stir, add a scoop of peanut butter and slice a banana and add half of it to the top.
- Stir your ingredients together and top with more banana and peanut butter if desired.
Some people will make Overnight Oats and still decided to heat them up. That’s totally OK. The texture is different but some people prefer it. A dear friend of mine just old me she hates the texture of oatmeal but eats overnight oats every day.
Are you a fan of overnight oats? I’ve got a lot of great combinations I may share in the future! I’d love to hear your favorites!