Whip up these simple peanut butter overnight oats in just five minutes, for an easy healthy breakfast recipe that’s packed with nutrition!
Healthy peanut butter overnight oats
If you love oatmeal, peanut butter cookies, and make-ahead breakfast recipes that are ready as soon as you wake up in the morning, this is your kind of recipe.
I’ve been eating overnight oats for over a decade (Quaker should just give me a job at this point), and today’s peanut butter version may be my favorite flavor so far.
With just six ingredients, the peanut butter oats are so thick, creamy, filling, and delicious that you may even find yourself craving them for dessert instead of breakfast!
Also try these Chocolate Baked Oats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder before stirring everything together. Top with mini chocolate chips, chocolate peanut butter cups, or melted Homemade Chocolate Bars.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oats: Use strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry yogurt. Stir fresh or frozen fruit or a spoonful of jam into the oats. Before serving, top with more fruit, jam, and nut butter.
Almond Butter Overnight Oats: Instead of peanut butter, substitute an equal amount of almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, Coconut Butter, or sunflower butter.
Pumpkin Spice: Stir one fourth teaspoon of ground cinnamon, one eighth teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and an optional sprinkle of ground ginger in with the dry ingredients. Use canned pumpkin or roasted sweet potato instead of the yogurt.
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats: Use mashed banana instead of yogurt in the recipe below. You can also replace the milk with mashed banana as well.
You may also like: Almond Flour Banana Bread
Above, watch the step by step peanut butter oatmeal recipe video
Peanut butter oatmeal ingredients
You need the following: rolled oats or quick oats, peanut butter or powdered peanut butter, milk of choice, yogurt or banana, a pinch of salt, and your go-to sweetener.
Optional add-ins or toppings include mini chocolate chips, sliced bananas, fresh strawberries, blueberries, diced mango, or Homemade Nutella.
For vegan peanut butter overnight oats, choose plant based milk, such as almond milk or coconut milk. Use a dairy free yogurt, or go with the banana option.
The great thing about this simple overnight oatmeal recipe is that it can be made with banana or without banana. It is entirely up to you.
For a thicker texture, plus added fiber and nutrition, you can also stir in a tablespoon of chia seeds. These seeds are high in calcium, iron, B vitamins, and protein.
If you are on a low calorie or weight loss diet, many readers have reported using powdered peanut butter successfully in these overnight oats.
Leftover peanut butter? Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
High protein peanut butter breakfast
Even if you do not use any protein powder, the recipe can already be a good source of protein, thanks to the milk, yogurt, and peanut butter.
To add even more protein, stir in a tablespoon of your favorite sweetened or unsweetened protein powder and use Greek yogurt or soy yogurt.
I also like to top mine with extra peanut butter, because I believe that one can never have too much peanut butter!
How to make peanut butter overnight oats
Stir the oats, peanut butter or peanut powder, milk, yogurt or banana, sweetener, salt, and any add-ins together in a container or mason jar.
Press the lid on tightly, and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning or when ready to eat, simply open the lid, stir again, and enjoy.
If you prefer hot peanut butter oatmeal instead of cold oats, reheat either in a microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop before serving.
And yes, you can absolutely double, triple, or even quadruple the single serving overnight oatmeal recipe to feed a family or meal prep for the week.
Leftovers will keep in an airtight covered container in the refrigerator for up to five or six days. I have not tried freezing this recipe so cannot say how that would work.
The recipe was adapted from these Overnight Oats and my Tiramisu Overnight Oats.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
- 2 tbsp peanut butter or powdered peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 cup yogurt or mashed banana
- sweetener of choice as desired
- 1/8 tsp salt
- optional 1 tbsp protein powder or chia seeds
- optional handful mini chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, sliced banana, etc.
Stir all ingredients in a lidded container or mason jar. Shake well. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, simply stir and enjoy. You can eat these peanut butter overnight oats either cold or hot.View Nutrition Facts