These creamy peanut butter banana overnight oats are the easiest make-ahead breakfast you can prepare for the family. Sweet and silky banana, creamy peanut butter, and hearty oats make for a nutritious way to start the day.
My kids are die-hard oats fans – whether they are oat cookies, granola, or make-ahead oats. This means I don’t have to spend time in the kitchen in the morning preparing breakfast, and we all know our morning time is precious! I just dollop these overnight oats into a bowl, heat in the microwave for a minute, and voila! Breakfast is served!
Overnight oats is a big word for a simple method of preparation – basically oats that are soaked overnight in milk or another liquid of choice. The recipe is so simple, it’s foolproof. Even better? Once you have the oat base you can add just about any combination of ingredients, just as you would with regular oatmeal. As a general rule of thumb it’s best to add fresh fruit and nuts or seeds just before serving, to preserve their crunchy texture.
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Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
: 2 1/2 cups
These creamy peanut butter banana overnight oats are the easiest make-ahead breakfast you can prepare for the family. Sweet and silky banana, creamy peanut butter, and hearty oats make for a nutritious way to start the day. My kids are die-hard oats fans – whether they are oat cookies, granola, or make-ahead oats. This means …
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (or milk of choice)
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
2-3 tbs. raw honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. sea salt (optional)
Mix all the ingredients, except the bananas in a large bowl then set in the fridge (covered) overnight or for at least 4-6 hours until the oats have thickened. Before serving, slice the bananas and mix into the oats or place on top for garnish.
Serve as you would regular oats, chilled, at room temperature, or (as we prefer them) warmed. If the oats are too thick for your preference, just add more milk and mix before serving. Store in the fridge in an air tight container for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Once defrosted, add more milk before serving to acquire the same consistency as when freshly made.