Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

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A hearty, protein-packed breakfast with rich and creamy peanut butter.

Our tasty overnight oats recipe is loaded with sweet, satisfying flavor!

Peanut butter and banana are just one of those can’t-lose combos. It’s a tasty, hearty, and filling combination that creates a sweet treat that’s also nutritionally rich. Peanut butter is famously high in protein. Meanwhile, bananas are a known powerhouse of nutrients, including high potassium and fiber levels. Together, these tasty ingredients make a hearty, instantly energizing meal. This Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats recipe is certainly no exception.

With all the delicious, energizing health benefits of peanut butter and bananas, this quick and easy make-ahead breakfast recipe will definitely satisfy. It also boosts its nutritional profile with almond milk and chia seeds. It’s the perfect sweet and tasty, high-protein way to start your day.

An Easy Make-Ahead Meal

If you’re a big fan of overnight oats, you’ll love the rich and creamy, peanut butter and banana flavor in this recipe. It’s definitely a combination you’ll want to add to your breakfast routine! It creates a classic flavor that will completely satisfy your breakfast sweet tooth in a healthy way.

If you haven’t jumped on this healthy breakfast trend yet, these Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Lats is a great place to start. That’s especially true for you peanut butter lovers out there! Overnight oats have become a popular breakfast option for clean-eaters on the go.

Why do people love overnight oats? Well, they’re super easy to make: You can whip this recipe up in five minutes when you get home from work, or just before bed. Just pop it in the fridge and breakfast is served when you wake up in the morning! It’s as easy as reaching into the fridge and grabbing a yogurt or breakfast shake on your way out, but much tastier and more filling.

A Delicious Blend of Flavors

Obviously, the classic peanut butter and banana flavor combo is really the star of the show in this recipe. But, these Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats boast other ingredients that create a rich blend of flavors. Honey adds an extra touch of sweetness, while cinnamon and vanilla contribute to a rich, warming flavor profile.

Start by combining the oats, almond milk, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, and superfood chia seeds. Mixing up these ingredients first allows the oats to really absorb this subtle blend of flavors that takes this recipe to the next level. Pour some of the mixture into a jar or serving dish of your choice. Then, layer in the sliced bananas and creamy peanut butter before pouring the rest of the oat mixture on top. All that’s left to do is cover the jar, seal it tightly, and refrigerate the oats overnight.

Enjoy this tasty, high-protein meal as a quick and healthy on-the-go breakfast. It also makes a great post-workout snack and has enough sweetness to be enjoyed as a light dessert.

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Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

This delicious overnight oats recipe blends some of our favorite flavors to create one amazingly delicious breakfast treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 person
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey maple syrup for a vegan option
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter natural, creamy

Instructions

  • Combine the oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Mix well. Pour a small amount into 1 glass jar or other serving containers.
  • Layer the banana and peanut butter and pour the remaining oat mixture over top. Cover, seal, and let sit overnight.
  • Serve chilled.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 47mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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36 Comments

  1. Hi Nichole! I’m curious how bananas do in overnight oats recipes. Do they get mushy at all or turn brown overnight? Thanks.

    1. They may change color a little but layered between other items they won’t oxidize as fast.

    1. My kids love this – it just depends on the child’s personal preference. If they like peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal the should enjoy this recipe!

  2. Do you have to cook the chia seeds and oats 1st or not? Just starting a plant based diet and it all looks sooooo delicious. Thank you

  3. What was the answer to cooking the oats first? Do I just let the uncooked oats soak up the mixture before putting in the jars or do I need to cook it first? Thanks

  4. I’m assuming you have to eat the next day? Can’t leave in the fridge more than one night correct? Due to the bananas getting brown.

    1. Hi Jeanine, you are correct. Only leave in the fridge for one night. The bananas will turn brown the the oats will become VERY mushy!

  5. I’m wondering if I could do the overnight oats with the almond milk and chia seeds then add the peanut butter and banana the next morning before eating?? Has anyone tried that? I don’t like cold oats so I would like to warm the oats first then add the banana and pb. Plus it’ll keep the peanut butter from stiffening up and the bananas from getting brown. This recipe looks amazing tho! I can’t wait to try it!

  6. So is this recipe supposed to be for two people, or just one person? I see it says the servings is two. Just a little confused.

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