Make the best banana peanut butter overnight oats for a healthy vegan breakfast that travels well.
Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
ThisBanana Peanut Butter Overnight Oatsrecipe 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.
If you love peanut butter, you’re going to go wild for these nutty, creamy and high-proten vegan 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!
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!
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.