Peanut butter banana overnight oats is the perfect make-ahead breakfast. It’s made with creamy layers of chia pudding and banana oatmeal, plus it’s naturally sweetened and packed with whole-grains and fiber!
My work days always flow more smoothly when my breakfast is prepared in advance.
Most days, I wake up early to work on my blog posts while having my coffee, so by the time I finish up and walk my dog I’m beyond hungry.
Having these creamy overnight oats prepared the night before is a game changer for productive mornings. They can be made up to 4 days in advance, and are so satisfying!
They’re packed with fiber, whole-grains, and even protein, and are sure to keep you full all morning.
These overnight oats have layers of creamy banana oats and chia pudding, and are naturally sweetened from the spotty banana.
How to make overnight oats
There are endless combinations of flavors you can choose from for overnight oats, and the ingredients are so minimal!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these simple overnight oats:
- rolled oats– if you’re sensitive to gluten, be sure to opt for certified gluten-free oats
- creamy peanut butter– I love using a creamy, unsweetened peanut butter
- spotty bananas– the spottier the banana the better!
- milk– I love using a plant-based milk like unsweetened almond milk
- chia seeds– chia seeds help thicken the oat mixture, making it nice and creamy. I chose to layer the chia seeds as a chia pudding in this recipe, but you can easily mix them into the oatmeal to simplify the recipe
- flavorings– like vanilla extract and cinnamon
Combine all of the ingredients together, and let it chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or preferably overnight!
Other flavor combinations for overnight oats
I love the classic peanut butter and banana combination, but here are some other ideas for how you can flavor your oats:
- Strawberries & Cream: mix your yogurt into the oat mixture, along with chopped strawberries. When ready to serve, top with a little extra yogurt and fresh berries!
- Mango overnight oats: a delicious combination of creamy oatmeal layered with fresh chunks of mango, chia seeds and yogurt.
- Peanut butter & Jelly: mix in 1 tbsp of peanut butter into your oat base, and stir in some fresh raspberries. When ready to serve, top with extra peanut butter, and 1 tbsp of fruit sweetened jam
The oat mixture base will stay fresh in your fridge for 3-4 days, so you can double the batch and add in your fruit when you’re ready to enjoy it!
This simple recipe comes together so quickly, and is such a time saver for busy mornings! I can’t wait for you guys to try it.