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.
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
- Combine the oats, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Mix well. Pour a small amount into 2 glass jars 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.