These incredibly delicious Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are so satisfying. They will keep you full, taste fabulous, and can be thrown together in 5 minutes. Kids and adults are happy to devour every bite of these easy oats.
It’s not hard to see why overnight oats have become so popular in the last few years. Not only are they tasty, but there are also so many other advantages too. First of all, this recipe only needs 5 ingredients to make. Then there is the subject of time…throw them together in under 5 minutes. Doesn’t this sound like a win to you? It sure does to me!
Plus, they are inexpensive to make, so you don’t have to spend loads of money to make them. So, if you are a fan of meal prepping, love oats, and are always looking for something easy for breakfast, these are for YOU!
- Oats – They are loaded with fiber, protein, iron, manganese, zinc, and other nutrients. You’ll need old fashioned oats for this recipe.
- Milk – Any kind of milk you like will work. Unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, or anything else you like is fantastic!
- Yogurt – I highly recommend using plain yogurt for the best result. As long as it doesn’t have any added sugar, it doesn’t matter if the yogurt has dairy or not. I use Greek yogurt for the protein content, but regular will work, too.
- Peanut Butter – The key is using all-natural peanut butter. Anything else is going to be made with sugar and other additives. You could also use other kinds of nut butter like cashew or almond. I love using my Homemade Almond Butter. If you want to make these chocolatey, try using this Chocolate Almond Butter recipe!
- Golden Monk Fruit – One tablespoon of monk fruit is the perfect sweetener to add to these oats and still keep them without added sugar. You could also use honey or maple syrup as well.
HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER OVERNIGHT OATS
1. Combine the oats, milk, yogurt, peanut butter, sweetener, and toppings together in a container.
2. Add a lid to the container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
3. In the morning, take the container out of the fridge, give it a shake or stir with a spoon, and enjoy!
PEANUT BUTTER OVERNIGHT OATS FAQS
You can add any toppings you like or omit them completely. Here are a few of our favorites that you may enjoy:
- Chocolate Chips
- Slices of Banana
- Slices of strawberries
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Peanuts
- Diced Apples
ARE OVERNIGHT OATS GLUTEN-FREE?
Oats are naturally gluten-free, but sometimes there can be cross-contamination in the factory. If you have an allergy to gluten or avoid eating it altogether, I highly recommend buying oats that are certified gluten-free. That way, there is no worry about any gluten sneaking into them.
WHAT KIND OF OATS DO I NEED TO USE?
My preference when making overnight oats is to use old-fashioned rolled oats. They hold up well overnight, and the texture is great. Minute oats tend to break down faster and end up being sort of mushy. If that doesn’t bother you, it’s not going to hurt anything to use them. Steel-cut oats are also delicious and are very healthy, but the texture isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and they don’t soften as much overnight. Ultimately, you can go with what you like, and it will be fine.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I MAKE PEANUT BUTTER OATS?
You are going to love meal prepping these oats! They are so easy and will last 4-5 days in the fridge. You can prep them at the beginning of the week and enjoy them in the mornings without any effort. They are a true game-changer in the breakfast department.
WHAT DO YOU KEEP THE OATS IN?
Peanut butter overnight oats will last in any kind of food storage container you have. As long as the lid fits snug, that’s all that really matters. I sometimes use mason jars because the lids fit well, and you can eat them right out of the jar, but I also use my Pyrex containers like pictured above. (I use those for most of my food storage and have for years!)
DO YOU EAT OVERNIGHT OATS COLD OR WARM?
The intention with overnight oats is to eat them cold. I know this sounds weird since most of us grew up eating hot oats, but trust me! They are amazing cold! If it really bothers you, they can be zapped in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until they are hot. It’s completely up to preference, but I think part of the appeal to me is that I don’t have to do a thing in the morning and can start munching right away.
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