Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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If you love overnight oats and want to spice up your breakfast routine, try these healthy peanut butter overnight oats you can make in advance.

If you love overnight oats and want to spice up your breakfast routine, try these healthy peanut butter overnight oats you can make in advance.


We are all about the overnight oats here and the healthy apple pie overnight oats was a big hit. The banana overnights as well.

Oatmeal is hard to do in the morning, especially for kids, because to cook it quickly you have to make it HOT and then (if you’re like my kids) you have to put it in the freezer for a while to get cool enough to eat.

It’s a lot of drama for a school morning.

peanut butter overnight oats in a jar with bananas on table

Healthy Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These overnight oats are fairly healthy if you use the substitutions so you won’t feel like you’re breaking your diet.

How does soaking oats overnight work?

When you soak oats overnight, it’s almost like you’re cooking them. However, the process is much longer and slower and doesn’t have the damaging effects of heat. 

Soaking helps the starches break down and reduces the natural phytic acid. This helps your body use the nutrients of the oats much more efficiently. Ideally, the oats should soak for eight hours, but they should be fine after around four hours.

The great part about the overnight soak, is that it is happening while you carry on with your daily activities, sleep, and wake up ready to enjoy breakfast, no matter how hectic your schedule.

how to add all the ingredients for peanut butter overnight oats in the jar

Possible overnight oat substitutions

So, you can use any type of milk you have on hand. In some cases, you can substitute Greek yogurt for the milk, but this will give it a more creamy consistency.

Sweeteners… use what you like. We used monkfruit sweetener, but you can use Stevia, Splenda, or straight up sugar if that’s all you have on hand. If you make overnight oats every morning (like these apple pie ones) then I do NOT recommend using regular sugar.

The type of peanut butter can also be swapped for what you have on hand. We use organic peanut butter, but you can use natural peanut butter or any type of nut butter!

ingredients for peanut butter overnight oats before putting in the refrigerator

Ingredients

  • 1 pint size jar with lid
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or you milk of choice)
  • 1/8 salt
  • 1 tsp monkfruit sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 small ripe mashed banana
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • coarsely chopped peanuts (or nuts of your choice)

peanut butter overnight oats on a spoon above a jar

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a jar and seal tightly.
  2. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Eat cold or remove the lid and microwave for 1 minute.

Will overnight oats make me gain weight?

It depends… what’s the rest of your diet like? If you fill the overnight oats with full cream and sugar and a chocolate bar, well, then maybe. If instead you use a healthier milk, fresh ingredients, and sugar substitutes, then a few overnight oats a week won’t add to your waistline.

Particularly if you eat a lot of greens and fresh fruit.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

If you love overnight oats and want to spice up your breakfast routine, try these healthy peanut butter overnight oats you can make in advance.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, healthy, low carb, peanut butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 jar
Calories: 361kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweetener stevia, splenda, monkfruit, etc.
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in jar and seal tightly.
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Eat cold or remove the lid and microwave for about 1 minute to eat warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg

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