Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

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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.

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Yield: about 2 cups | Servings: 2 servings | Calories: 227 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 9 g | Protein: 7 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 47 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 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 natural creamy peanut butter


  1. Combine the oats, milk, chila seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Mix well. Pour a small amount into 2 glass jars or other serving containers.
  2. Layer the banana and peanut butter and pour the remaining oat mixture over top. Cover, seal, and let sit overnight. Serve chilled.

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34 Comments on "Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats"

  1. Ruth Riley  April 11, 2019

    I was wondering how many carbs this recipe has as it was not stated in the nutrients.

    • Nichole Furlong  April 13, 2019

      Sorry about that, the carbs for this recipe is 40 g

  2. Shawn  April 30, 2019

    When do you add the chia seeds? I don’t see it in the instructions.

    • Nichole Furlong  April 30, 2019

      Thanks for catching that, Shawn! The chia seeds should be mixed in with the milk.

  3. Jane listak  May 1, 2019

    After I eat oatmeal in 2 hrs I’m starved

    • Gale Compton  May 3, 2019

      Jane, Maybe try eating 1 1/2 servings plus a slice of sprouted toast.

  4. Ali  May 2, 2019

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

    • Nichole Furlong  May 4, 2019

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

      • vonny  October 23, 2019

        Just a couple of drops of lemon juice on top then lightly stir will banish the brown banana.

  5. Shay Barren  June 18, 2019

    Hello, are these suitable for toddlers/children? Thanks

    • Nichole Furlong  June 18, 2019

      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!

  6. esther  October 6, 2019

    It says 2 servings 227 calories is that per serving or for 2 servings?

    • Nichole Furlong  October 6, 2019

      It is 227 calories per serving.

  7. Jan  October 8, 2019

    Super yum😋

    • Erin Milller  October 8, 2019

      Happy to hear it, Jan! We’re glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  8. gamechanger  October 26, 2019

    what dimension of glass jars should i use.
    sorry if this is a dumb question.

    • Gale Compton  October 27, 2019

      You can use pint or quart jars, or a glass bowl with a lid. 🙂

  9. Susan  November 4, 2019

    Do you put these in the refrigerator overnight?

  10. Jackie  November 9, 2019

    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

    • Nichole Furlong  November 9, 2019

      No you do not need to cook the chia seeds. They will soften as the soak over night.

  11. Adrian Edhouse  November 17, 2019

    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

    • Nichole Furlong  November 17, 2019

      No, you do not need to cook first. The oats will absorb the liquid as they sit and soften.

  12. Elaine  December 15, 2019

    When you say rolled oats what do you mean? Is quick cooking oatmeal OK? What about steel cut oats?

    • Nichole Furlong  December 16, 2019

      Rolled oats are quick oats. Steal cut oats are very different!

  13. Barbara  January 10, 2020

    I prefer making overnight oats with steel cut oats. They don’t get mushy and pasty like quick oats do.

  14. Chuck  January 11, 2020

    Im diabetic, so is this recommended for me and if so will this cause my blood sugar to go up?

    • Nichole Furlong  January 11, 2020

      Hi Chuck, that is a question for your physician based on your personal health plan.

  15. Jeanine caballero  January 12, 2020

    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.

    • Nichole Furlong  January 14, 2020

      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!

  16. Paula  March 3, 2020

    How about chunky peanut butter?

  17. Michelle  June 25, 2020

    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!

    • Gale Compton  June 26, 2020

      Michelle, Feel free to heat the oats before eating.


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