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.
For more overnight oats inspiration, check out 8 ways to eat overnight oats as well as some of our favorite flavors: classic vegan, creamy banana, and overnight steel cut.
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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!
More Overnight Oats Recipes
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter + more for topping
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 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.
So whatd be better to keep the dry mixture in the fridge or the one with milk and honey
I tried these after one night, but do you know how this recipe would fair if meal prepping for about 5 days at once? I have another recipe with steel cut oats that has done well, but I’m not sure how this one would fair prepping it several days in advance.
These should do just fine for 5 days, but probably no longer. You may need to stir before eating!
I have been wanting to try overnight oats for a while. This recipe was simple and seemed doable for my first try. I woke up like a kid on Christmas morning and ran to the fridge to have see how it turned out. So good!!! I substituted in Ripple unflavored milk, organic almond butter, a little agave instead of syrup and added a vanilla cashewmilk yogurt. With two young children and mornings being so busy this is my go to for breakfast now! Thank you!!
This recipe is a home run! My whole family enjoyed it and we didn’t even add extras on top. I’ll make this again for sure.
Glad the fam loved it!
first time i make overnight oats! i LOVED this!!
Can’t stop eating these!! Perfect breakfast after a workout!
I’ll cook this today! I’m also struggling for a healthier me, I’ve even start running with SportMe marathon training app and I can say I’m on the right track now. Nutrition is an important part of my losing weight plan, and your blog posts are a true inspiration!
i just made this with 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup oats and flax seed instead of chia seeds, will it still turn out right if i leave it in overnight?
What kind of peanut butter do you use in this recipe? Also, do you have any specific brand or kind that is your personal favorite?
We almost always use Smuckers, 365, or Fresh Thyme brand, which are all all-natural and super drippy!