These delicious Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are the perfect make ahead breakfast! Just a few simple healthy ingredients and about 5 minutes in your next meal prep session is all it takes.
This breakfast oatmeal bowl combines the idea of healthy breakfast and comfort food. Nutritious oats and chia seeds soak overnight in the fridge together with natural peanut butter, sweetener, and milk of your choice. In the morning, drizzle it with more peanut butter, top with chopped peanuts and fresh banana slices.
This bowl of overnight oats is amazing healthy comfort food. I may or may not have eaten it for breakfast for the better part of last week. Yes, of course I did!
We’ve been in our furnished Thai apartment for a week now, but even though we have all the basic dishes, cutlery and cookware, the fridge and pantry are of course empty. And with all the amazing and affordable Thai food available, I feel like I have been rather slow with getting everything stocked.
We started with breakfast items. We love Thai food for lunch and dinner, but I am not sure if we are ready for Thai breakfast.
Rice porridge is not quite my thing. And I prefer to have dishes like rice with fried egg and egg noodle soup at other times than first thing in the morning.
So some of the first things we picked up were coffee, cereal, peanut butter, honey and some of the cutest and most flavorful mini bananas.
Probably thanks to the large expat community here in Chiang Mai, I was happily surprised to find chia seeds as well. At twice the cost than I would have paid in Canada – but that’s just the price of Western comforts in Asia.
As I was looking at the ingredients we had just picked up, I saw this recipe emerge in front of my eyes. Hearty oats combined with chia seeds, softened in the fridge overnight, sweetened with honey, flavored with delicious natural peanut butter, more peanuts and banana slices on top.
And because I just can’t get enough of peanut butter, I drizzled even more over these bowls of banana overnight oats goodness as a crowning finish.
After a bowl of these peanut butter oats and a good cup of coffee I am ready to tackle the day!
If you like overnight oats as much as me, check out my other flavor combinations and overnight oatmeal recipes here.
How to Heat Overnight Oats
Overnight oats can be eaten as cold oatmeal straight from the fridge. That’s how my daughter prefers them most days.
Personally, I enjoy warm oatmeal much more. So to heat these easy overnight oats you can put the jar directly in the microwave and warm the peanut butter oatmeal for a minute or two.
Or if you are like us and don’t even own a microwave, simple transfer the refrigerator oats to a small saucepan and warm them gently over low heat. I usually add an extra splash of milk to keep the oats from burning to the bottom of the pot.
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Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
This bowl of Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats combines the ideas of healthy breakfast and comfort food. Nutritious oats and chia seeds 'cook' overnight in the fridge together with natural peanut butter, honey, and milk of choice. In the morning, drizzle with more peanut butter, top with chopped peanuts and fresh banana slices.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk *
- banana slices
- crushed peanuts
- peanut butter for drizzling
To a sealable container (like a mason jar) add oats, chia seeds, salt, peanut butter, sweetener. Add milk and stir or shake well.
Place in the fridge overnight (will last for up to 4 days).
Enjoy the banana peanut butter overnight oats cold from the fridge. Or heat in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove, if desired. Top with banana slices, chopped peanuts and a peanut butter drizzle.
*Tip: You can make protein overnight oats with Greek yogurt replacing some of the milk or a scoop of protein powder stirred into the peanut butter banana oatmeal
**make up to 4 servings at once in a meal prep sessions to take care of breakfast for the next 4 days (that's about as long as this peanut butter oatmeal recipe stays good in the fridge)