Delicious banana and peanut butter overnight oats that taste like a dessert

Can you have banana and peanut butter cookies for breakfast? Of course! With these delicious banana and peanut butter overnight oats, anything is possible! 🙂 Peanut butter anybody? Don’t know…

banana and peanut butter overnight oats in a glass cup with banana slices and dollop of peanut butter, photo from above

Can you have banana and peanut butter cookies for breakfast? Of course! With these delicious banana and peanut butter overnight oats, anything is possible! 🙂

banana and peanut butter overnight oats in a glass cup

Peanut butter anybody? Don’t know where I have been up till now, but I only recently discovered my love for peanut butter. I especially enjoy it in my oats, with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh raspberries. However I don’t always have time in the morning to cook breakfast and that is why I love, love, love overnight oats.

What are overnight oats?

In case you have spent the last ten years of your life on the moon and never heard about overnight oats, let me tell you, you have missed out! Overnight oats are your morning oatmeal without cooking. You put all the ingredients in a jar, refrigerate it overnight and enjoy a fibre- and protein-rich breakfast on the go. The best part is that you can add any flavour you like. You can make chocolate oats, almond and orange oats, or these delicious banana and peanut butter overnight oats.

Health benefits of banana and peanut butter overnight oats

High in protein. Oats contain more protein than any other grains. I also added banana and peanut butter to add even more protein, which will keep you fuller for longer.

Great source of fibre. Oats are a great source of fibre. Beta-glucan is the type fibre that is found in oats. This particular type of fibre is known to help lower levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol.

Good source of healthy fats. The healthy fats in peanut butter are monounsaturated fasts, that are linked to many health benefits. They can help with weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and decrease inflammation. (more) When purchasing peanut butter make sure that it has only one ingredient – peanuts. Real peanut butter doesn’t need any additional oils, sugars or preservatives. It’s delicious as it is.

How long do the banana and peanut butter overnight oats last?

You can keep your oats in the fridge for 2-3 days. This is a great breakfast meal-prep to make on Sunday night and enjoy during the week.

Can I heat the overnight oats up?

Prefer a warm breakfast in the morning? No worries! You can warm the overnight oats in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop. It is absolutely fine. You might need to add a little bit more milk if it becomes too thick.

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As you can see there are no excuses not to make this perfect breakfast on the go. Quick, nutritious and absolutely delicious. Don’t forget to pin it.

Step by step how to make this delicious Banana and Peanut Butter overnight oats

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Delicious banana and peanut butter overnight oats that taste like a dessert


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Your morning is just about to get 100 times better with this delicious and easy-to-make creamy-dreamy banana and peanut butter overnight oats. Did I mention it taste like a dessert? YUM! Don’t forget to pin it!


Ingredients

Scale

1 large banana (approx 100g, peeled)

40g peanut butter (approx 2 tbsp)

100g oats 

150ml any milk

2 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp ground cinnamon


Instructions

  1. Using a fork, mash your banana and mix it with peanut butter.
  2. Add milk* and mix well until you have a smooth mixture.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, stir to combine.
  4. Divide the mix between two glass jars and refrigerate overnight. 
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

*Any milk /mylk would work with this recipe. My favourite is the mix of almond and coconut milk from Nutty Bruce. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: European

Keywords: Overnight oats, healthy breakfast, oatmeal

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