This easy Overnight Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal is delicious! You'll definitely want to get out of bed for breakfast as a great way to start your day! This peanut butter oatmeal is made with chia seeds, honey and walnuts, so it's a healthy breakfast, too.
Overnight Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Am I the last person to discover how delicious overnight oats are? Oh sure, I have been seeing them on pinterest and even on other friend's blogs, but have never thought to give them a try. Well that is all changing since I now have made my first batch and I know it won't be my last. I think originally I was just skeptical, like how can this work?
Well skeptic no more, in under 10 minutes I had these whipped up, in the refrigerator and did not have to fuss with breakfast the next morning. They were ready to go and provided a nice healthy way to start my day. And since I'm usually running late to work, e.v.e.r.y minute counts!
So my mornings (at least my work mornings) are supposed to go like this - get up at 4:58 a.m., jump into my workout clothes (well maybe more like fumble into them), fill my water bottle and drive to the club where I meet my workout buddy for 5:30 classes. Monday mornings we go to Power and Wednesdays we go to a class called Barre (it's like being a ballerina and in a torture chamber at the same time but a great workout!). Thursdays I work out on cardio equipment.
Prep this oatmeal the night before to enjoy this healthy breakfast first thing in the morning. The flavors are amazing!
After working out, I head home to eat, shower and get back out the door. I might make some toast or grab a bowl of cereal but then I tend to get fiddling with my iPad catching up on social media and playing Words with Friends. Then yikes, I see I've spent too much time and I still need to shower and get out the door.
Having this grab and go breakfast is an easy way to get a good meal and cut out prep time. I've also made these Apple Pecan Oatmeal breakfast cookies that also are a good way to start your day. Another grab and go breakfast are these Ham and Brie Breakfast sandwiches.
Ingredients/Items needed for Overnight Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter
- Vanilla extract
- Soy Milk (or other kinds of milk)
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal
- Chia Seeds
- Small Canning Jars
What are overnight oats?
By prepping the oatmeal the night before, the oats will hydrate, soft up and ready to eat the next morning and you will find the texture just right.
Can you eat the oats hot or cold? How long do they last?
The easy answer is both works. I personally have liked the cold texture oats but you can also heat them up a bit in the microwave. It comes down to personal preference. The overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for 5 days if covered well.
- ½ banana mashed
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
- 1 tablespoon honey plus more for drizzle
- ¾ cup soy milk (or your favorite milk - almond, etc)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- chopped walnuts for topping if desired
- banana slices for topping if desired
- Combine the mashed banana and peanut and mix well
- Add the remainder of ingredients (except toppings), mix, cover and place in refrigerator
- Will be ready in 6 hours or overnight
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 10gSugar: 24gProtein: 18g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.