Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are the best breakfast in so many ways! Made with rolled oats, chia seeds, all-natural peanut butter, and almond milk, this vegan overnight oats recipe is a winner.
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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats has got to be one of my favorite overnight oats flavors. There is something about peanut butter in the morning that gets my tummy all excited. Mix in some chia seeds, rolled oats, and almond milk and you’ve got yourself one excellent healthy breakfast idea.
PB Overnight Oats Ingredients
- rolled oats: this recipe calls for rolled oats AKA old fashioned oats, but you can always use quick-cooking as well! If you’re hoping to explore steel cut, check out our recipe for overnight steel cut oats here and modify that one to add peanut butter!
- peanut butter: yes, this is called peanut butter overnight oats, but if you can’t tolerate peanut butter, any kind of nut or seed butter will work!
- chia seeds: Chia seeds are an important part of our classic overnight oats recipe. If you don’t have chia seeds on hand, you can try something like ground flax seeds however you may need to play with the liquid ratio because chia seeds really help suck up a lot of moisture.
- maple syrup: out of maple? Try honey or agave nectar! You can even skip this if you’re trying to cut out sugar altogether.
- almond milk: any kind of milk will work such as oat, cows, or soy.
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients out all you need to do is mix it together and let the magic happen! We like to mix our overnight oats together in a large Pyrex, mason jar, or even a meal prep container. Anything glass that has a cover will do!
Once mixed together, place into the refrigerator, covered, for at least 2 hours, or for best results, overnight. By letting all of the ingredients soak, it will thicken and become a luscious breakfast with an amazing texture!
How to Store Overnight Oats
Like we mentioned above, we love storing our overnight oats in a glass container and in the refrigerator. Feel free to double or triple this recipe so that you can meal prep your way into the week!
Overnight Oats will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Since this recipe does not have any fruit involved, it may last even longer.
As always, we encourage you to make breakfast your own! This is a very basic peanut butter overnight oats recipe that is both vegan and gluten-free (f you use certified g/f oats). We love adding protein-boosters and extra fruit to our overnight oats. Check out some of our recommendations below.
- 1 medium mashed banana
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
- 1/4 cup yogurt (Greek or non-dairy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
We specifically wanted to make this a vegan overnight oats recipe, but if you are not plant based we HIGHLY recommend adding 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt. It will give you the creamiest overnight oats you’ve ever tried!
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1.25 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons protein powder we recommend vanilla or plain
- Place all ingredients into a large glass container such as a Pyrex or mason jar.
- Stir until combined and place the top on your container.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Top with more peanut butter and a few chocolate chips.
Tips & Notes
- peanut butter: if you are hoping to swap the peanut butter for powdered peanut butter, we suggest replacing it with 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter. You may need to slightly adjust the almond milk and add a tablespoon or two more.
- Nutrition information does NOT include toppings or optional add-ins.