Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

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.

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

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Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

2014-09-15
: 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 …

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Ingredients
    1 ripe banana, mashed or chopped as desired
  • 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)
Directions

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.

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38 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats”

  • i actually read this recipe ( usually I just pin it for later) I am a huge oatmeal fan and was wondering how soaking them affects the flavor. WIll definitely have to try this out soon

  • Lisa Rios 3 years ago

    This is looking super delicious & yummy. The awesome combination of banana, peanut butte & oats makes it one of the best healthy food to go for anytime. Thanks for the yummy photos & the recipe.

  • Jennifer Pritchard 3 years ago

    WOW!! This looks incredibly tasty. I love every single thing that you mention here. Must go make this now.

  • This looks really yummy. Do you use quick oats or regular oats. Can you use other types of oats?

    • You can use either or…I use rolled oats. If you use quick oats you would need to reduce the liquid content. If you use steel cut then you would have to increase it!

  • Carly Anderson 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING! I’m on a total peanut butter kick, so need to try this asap!

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot 3 years ago

    The design you made on the top with the bananas and peanut butter is adorable! This recipe is on my list of things to try.

  • elgeorgia 3 years ago

    You had me bananas! Who would not love this. Now I am so hungry. I think my kids will be having a banana/pb combo for lunch! Diane Sullivan

  • Bradley Finnearty 3 years ago

    Keep the oats, I live for peanut butter. Now that I have seen this I will have to go get a banana and lather it in peanut butter.

  • I would try the bananas but the peanut butter is a no go for me. LOL! I’ll have to try the recipe with peanut butter. Thanks

  • That looks so yummy! I love making things the night before, it’s so much easier that way!

  • This looks so tasty. I sure love to have banana and peanut butter in a dish.

  • I love anything banana but not big on peanut butter but have to try this! Looks sooo yummy. Definitely trying it.

  • This looks delicious. I have everything on hand- maybe I’ll give it a try Sunday night 🙂 Thanks for sharing another incredible recipe!

  • This looks so yummy! I’m a HUGE peanut butter (although I don’t really like banana’s, I might make an exception for this!)

  • Liz Mays 3 years ago

    That sounds just delicious. I’ve never tried the overnight thing with oats, but I’ll definitely have to do that this week!

    • I can’t believe I used to cook them on the stove…there’s absolutely no need to! They taste exactly the same when you prepare them the night before!

  • Sharon Ulery Ruggieri 3 years ago

    Okay, you said sweet AND silky in the same sentence and my mouth is drooling just like it does when I think of a pickle. I am LUVN this…gotta make it, I just gotta

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 3 years ago

    Yum! Anything with peanut butter and banana I’m all for! This looks great!

  • Tanya T. Lara 3 years ago

    I wanna do this! Combines two of my fave things: bananas and peanut butter!

  • Robin Rue 3 years ago

    Those sound so good! Peanut butter and bananas is such a delicious combination isn’t it?

  • When I read the title of this post, I immediately started craving Quaker Oats. So guess what I am eating right now, with a banana? 🙂

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      Yay! I did my job well then! Was it the pics that got your craving oats? I really try my best but I’m NO photographer so if they were the reason then that is a HUGE compliment!

  • This looks great! I really need to use my crock pot more. I’m seeing so many recipes surface using oats and you are right the possibilities are endless. I love the banana peanut butter combination!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      The great thing about these oats is that they don’t even have to be cooked…so you can save your crock pot for another recipe 😉

  • I have an overnight oats recipe in my drafts! I went to post it weeks ago and all my content disappeared. 🙁 You always read my mind!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 4 years ago

      I hear ya! I have a TON of recipes archived! Sometimes I’ll be watching the Food Network or see a recipe for something and realize that I have a similar one that I never posted, lol!

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