This delicious recipe for peanut butter overnight oats is super simple, easy to make, and full of tasty peanut butter flavor. It’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and great enjoyed with homemade peanut butter (but store-bought is fine too!).
Let’s Make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats!
Last week I shared a super simple recipe and “tutorial” on how to make Vitamix peanut butter (or blender peanut butter) and today I’ve used that same peanut butter in a delicious recipe for peanut butter overnight oats that is simple and a must-try for any peanut butter lover!
Peanut butter has sometimes received a bad rep because it tends to be one of those foods that people can be highly allergic to, but it only occurs in about 1 in 50 children and 1 in 200 adults, so there’s a lot of people who are still able to enjoy it freely. For those who can’t have peanut butter due to an allergy there’s luckily many alternative nut butters such as almond or cashew or even nut free butters made from seeds like pumpkin seed butter or sunflower seed butter.
I myself am a huge fan of peanut butter and overnight oats, so this combination was a no brainer and my daughter Hemsley who is 2 years old, is very much a fan too. She gobbled up toddler-size servings of the peanut butter overnight oats for several days in a row which was great because it’s a healthy breakfast and it’s also a big time saver in the mornings when we are usually in a rush to get out the door!
What Are Overnight Oats?
Before I get into the recipe I thought I’d share a quick explanation of what overnight oats are in case you are new to this world! Typically oatmeal is a cooked dish – you boil or microwave the oats with liquid to cook them until warm and soft. Overnight oats takes out the cooking part and instead the oats soak overnight (or for at least 4-5 hours) in the liquid and by morning you have a cooked oat consistency ready to eat! You can enjoy overnight oats cold right from the fridge or warm them up quickly in the morning, it’s totally up to you and your preference. If you make your overnight oats in a jar or Tupperware this easy breakfast can be taken on-the-go which is great for those who are rushed in the mornings or just aren’t into cooking a big breakfast (I know from my nutritional consulting experience that a lot of people fall into this category).
How To Make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats:
Making a batch of peanut butter overnight oats is quite simple. You’ll need the following ingredients and then you can choose to add in any other ingredients you like such as fruits and other toppings. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Peanut butter
- Gluten free rolled oats (or regular if GF isn’t needed)
- Chia seeds
- Plant milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla oat milk as I love how creamy it is)
- Dairy free plain coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt (for those who can tolerate dairy)
- Pure maple syrup (or other natural sweetener of choice such as raw honey)
Optional toppings or add-ins include: fresh or frozen berries, sliced banana or mashed banana, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, dark chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, cinnamon, cocoa powder, etc.
The Best Peanut Butter to Use for Overnight Oats:
When it comes to making peanut butter overnight oats you have a few options for what kind of peanut butter to use so here are my personal recommendations for the best and healthiest types of peanut butter to use!
- Homemade peanut butter (using dry roasted unsalted peanuts, I shared a tutorial for this last week!)
- Natural, unsweetened store-bought peanut butter made from dry roasted peanuts (with only salt added)
- Natural, unsweetened store-bought peanut butter made form raw peanuts (with only salt added)
Just take a peek at the ingredients list for your store-bought peanut butter and make sure it only contains peanuts and salt as many brands add refined sugars and not-so-great other ingredients. Organic peanut butter is also a great option but not necessary.
This recipe is easy, delicious, and can be made with many variations depending on what you decided to add in as extras! I love to keep it simple with just fresh blueberries and chopped peanuts for crunch!
What is your favourite kind of overnight oats? Do you have a specific flavor you enjoy the most? Tell me about it in the comments section and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later and of course, share the love!
More Overnight Oat Recipes You Might Like:
- Healthy Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Healthy Overnight Oats with Cherry Chia Seed Jam
- Fruit-Filled Protein-Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats
- Vegan Protein-Packed Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Carrot Cake Vegan Overnight Oats