Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

By Rena |

These simple peanut butter banana overnight oats are dreamy and filled with the protein you need to jumpstart your day. Minimal and simply delicious, you’re going to love this easy breakfast recipe that is made with chia seeds, oats, and peanut butter!

top view of peanut butter overnight oats in jars with bananas and peanuts

These overnight oats are lightly sweetened and filled with a nutty flavor you will love. Smooth and creamy, this oatmeal recipe is fitting for whenever you need something to grab and go or just enjoy at home. These peanut butter overnight oats are super filling and will curb your hunger for a good while so you don’t have to worry about feeling super hungry.

This overnight oatmeal recipe is great for whenever you want to plan breakfast for the week ahead and eat healthy at the same time. Oats are easily customizable with so many options such as sliced bananas and peanuts. We love to add extra protein to our oats whenever we’re needing a little extra fuel for the day.

Why You Will Love These banana overnight oats

  • Healthy: These oats are dairy-free and refined sugar-free, too, so you don’t have to worry about consuming dairy in this recipe. Peanut butter and oats are nutrient-dense and great sources of fiber and protein.
  • Perfect for meal prep: This recipe is perfect for meal prep! Overnight oats are perfect for making in batches to keep throughout the week for meal prep. You can use any kind of storage container with a lid.
  • Simple to make: With such basic steps and hardly any labor, these peanut butter overnight oats are one of the easiest breakfast recipes out there. Just place the ingredients in a jar and place in the refrigerator!
front view of overnight oats in jars

Ingredients needed for this healthy breakfast idea

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this peanut butter overnight oats recipe. The full measurements are listed below in the recipe card.

bananas, spotty
peanut butter, creamy
sweetener, maple syrup
vanilla extract
milk, almond milk
oats, old-fashioned rolled oats
chia seeds
For serving: sliced banana, peanut butter, unsalted chopped peanuts

oats, maple syrup, vanilla, milk, bananas, chia seeds

How to Make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in a jar

  • Mix ingredients: To a mixing bowl, add the mashed banana together with peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Mix well to combine.
  • Add oats: Next, add the rolled oats and chia seeds and stir to combine.
  • Chill: Divide the oats into mason jars, cover, and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Serve: To serve, top with fresh banana slices, chopped peanuts, and a drizzle of peanut butter.
peanut butter mixed with banana
maple syrup on top of peanut butter
maple syrup and milk in a bowl with peanut butter and banana

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • If you are not vegan, you can use honey instead of maple syrup. You can also use agave nectar.
  • Use any type of milk you would like for this recipe such as cashew, oat, or 2 % milk
  • Add chocolate chips to this recipe for a richer flavor. Go for dark chocolate chips or sugar-free.
  • Add yogurt for extra protein and thickness. Vanilla Greek yogurt would be great.
  • Be sure to allow the oats to sit for at least two to three hours if you’re wanting to enjoy them sooner.
  • Use gluten-free oats for a gluten-free diet.
  • We like to use peanut butter, but feel free to use any nut butter such as cashew or almond butter.
  • If you have a nut allergy, omit the peanut butter and substitute with sunflower seed butter.
  • Prepare these oats with any type of fresh fruit or berries.
overnight oats in jars

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it bad to eat overnight oats every morning?

Everything is good in moderation! We like to eat oats pretty often because they are filled with fiber and protein.

Are overnight oats a good source of protein?

Yes! Oats are a great source of protein. If you’re looking for a breakfast to keep the hunger at bay, then you will enjoy this recipe because not only does it have protein, but it has peanut butter, too.

Can I add protein powder to oatmeal?

Certainly! you may add any of your favorite proteins. If you are vegan, you can use plant-based protein. The protein will add thickness to your overnight oats. You may need to add a bit more milk. We have a peanut butter overnight oatmeal recipe that has protein if you would like to follow that recipe instead.

Do you have to make overnight oats in a jar?

You do not have to make these oats in a jar, you can use any type of airtight storage container you have.

Do you eat overnight oats cold?

These oats are intended to be enjoyed straight from the refrigerator, but some people like to warm them up in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so. It comes down to your personal preference. If you are going to heat these overnight oats, add the bananas after heating the oats.

How long will overnight oats last in the fridge?

This overnight oats recipe will last in the refrigerator for three to four days.

What is overnight oatmeal?

Overnight oatmeal is milk that has been soaked with oats. Once the oats have absorbed the milk, you are left with tender, creamy, and soft oats. Other ingredients are added in to add texture, flavor, and nutrition.

top view of overnight oats with banana and peanuts

Other Oatmeal Recipes to Check Out

Protein Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats without Yogurt

Chocolate Baked Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

4-Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Homemade Oatmeal Granola Bars

front view of overnight oats with sliced bananas and peanut butter

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (In a Jar)

These simple peanut butter banana overnight oats are dreamy and filled with the protein you need to jumpstart your day. Minimal and simply delicious, you're going to love this easy breakfast recipe that is made with chia seeds, oats, and peanut butter!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Rena
Cost: $7

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas spotty & mashed
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter creamy
  • ¼ cup maple syrup pure
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups almond milk unsweetened
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

For Serving

  • sliced banana
  • peanut butter
  • peanuts unsalted and chopped

Instructions

  • To a large mixing bowl, add the mashed banana together with peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the rolled oats, chia seeds and thoroughly stir with a spoon to combine. 
  • Divide the mixture in small mason jars, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Before serving, top with fresh banana slices, chopped peanuts and drizzle with peanut butter. 

Notes

  • If you are not vegan, you can use honey instead of maple syrup. You can also use agave nectar.
  • Use any type of milk you would like for this recipe such as cashew, oat, or dairy
  • Add chocolate chips to this recipe for a richer flavor
  • Add yogurt for extra protein
  • Be sure to allow the oats to sit for at least two to three hours if you’re wanting to enjoy them sooner.
  • Use gluten-free oats for a gluten-free diet.
  • We like to use peanut butter, but feel free to use any nut butter such as cashew or almond.
  • If you have a nut allergy, omit the peanut butter and substitute it with sunflower seed butter.
  • Prepare these oats with any type of fresh fruit or berries.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 3mg
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