Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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!). 

Delicious and Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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. 

The Best Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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! 

Vegan Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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)

Plant Based Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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. 

Healthy, Easy, Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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. 

 

Healthy and Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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! 

Healthy, Easy, Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

Yield: Makes 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

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!). 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or other natural sweetener of choice)
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla oat milk or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain coconut yogurt (or Greek yogurt if dairy is tolerated)

Optional Toppings/Add-Ins

  • Blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
  • sliced or mashed banana
  • peanut butter
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped peanuts
  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate chips
  • hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add all main ingredinets (not including optional toppings/add-ins) and stir until completely combined.
  2. Divide mixture between two glass jars (layering with a drizzle of peanut butter if desired - see recipe picture for example)Healthy, Easy, Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
  3. Top each jar with toppings of choice or mix them into each jar.
  4. Place in the fridge to soak for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. In the morning heat or enjoy cold right from the jar (see notes)!

Notes

If you find the peanut butter overnight oats are too thick in the morning just add a splash of non-dairy milk to the jar and give it a quick stir to thin a little!

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Have a wonderful day!

Christal // NITK

 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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