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Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

June 14, 2021
Make the best banana peanut butter overnight oats for a healthy vegan breakfast that travels well.

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your day and is beautifully textured. These oats are super creamy and nutty, plus totally vegan and gluten-free. Made with flax, cinnamon, rolled oats and warming spices. 

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This recipe was actually the first time I ever made overnight oats. And boy was I impressed. They came out so creamy, luxurious and flavorful! I’ve been making them ever since, including these Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats for fall and these Superfood Overnight Oats: Maca, Cacao, + Chia Seeds for detox. 

If you love peanut butter,  you’re going to go wild for these nutty, creamy and high-proten vegan overnight oats! 

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

How to Make the Best Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

The secret to the creamiest and sweetest overnight oats without tons of added sugar is to use a nice ripe banana. It should have some brown spots on the peel and be nice and soft. When you mash it up, the fruit gets even sweeter!

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Ingredient Subs & Swaps

This is a very forgiving oatmeal recipe, so here are some simple ways to mix up the ingredients using what’s in your pantry. 

  • Oats. I highly recommend using thick-cut rolled oats, which absorb flavors well but don’t turn to total mush overnight. However, if you only have rolled or quick oats, you can still make this recipe with them. Quick oats will become quite soft if left to soak overnight though. 
  • Almond milk. Use any dairy-free milk you like. 
  • Peanut butter. You can easily ymake these banana overnight oats with almond butter, pistachio butter or even sunflower seed butter to make it nut-free. 
  • Agave. I like this vegan liquid sweeter, but other options like date syrup, coconut sugar or maple syrup also work. 
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. You can also use pumpkin pie spice!

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Health Benefits of Oats

Oats, especially rolled oats, are super nutritious! They include slow-burning carbs, soluble fiber, protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Here are a few reasons to eat more oatmeal

  • They can help lower cholesterol.
  • Balance blood sugar levels, to prevent cravings or crashes. 
  • May help with losing weight because of the high fiber content.
  • Can help reduce inflammation in the skin.
  • Helps to relieve constipation.

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Thick-cut rolled oats, GF certified
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 4 Tbsps peanut butter, softened (Make sure that PB is vegan-friendly; See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 Tbsps Agave syrup (See Notes!)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground allspice
  • pinch of sea salt

TOPPINGS:

  • Your favorite chopped nuts
  • Sliced bananas
  • Peanut butter, softened or melted

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  • To serve (hot or cold), add oats to a bowl or mason jar and top it with your favorite nuts, sliced bananas, and drizzle peanut butter atop.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
  • TOASTED NUTS:Add chopped pecans/walnuts to a baking sheet and toasting them in the oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes, tossing them halfway to avoid browning on one side.
  • NUT BUTTER: If preferred, you can always substitute peanut butter with Almond butter, SunButter (perfect for allergy-free needs!), Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Hazelnut Butter, etc.
  • SWEETENER: Instead of Agave, you can simply use pure maple syrup or additional mashed bananas. 
  • MILK: You can use your favorite plant-based milk, whether Soy, Oat, Coconut, Flax milk, etc.
 

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  1. I love oats in any form . This overnight oats is definitely calling my name. Banana and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Yum

  2. Peanut butter and banana are a perfect combination and this makes for a very satisfying breakfast.

  3. I confess I still haven’t tried overnight oats but your recipe looks so good I think I should give it a try! I love banana in everything!

  4. I would love to have these overnight oats for breakfast or as a snack. Banana and peanut butter is one delicious pairing!

  5. The texture looks so smooth and so delicious. These overnight oats look like a great breakfast, but also for an after workout snack. I could eat this every day and will add this to my pins!