Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats

By Rena |

Making this peanut butter protein overnight oats recipe is quick and easy with very little prep time. So nutritious, filling, loaded with protein, and the perfect oatmeal breakfast recipe to jumpstart your day the right way.

side shot of peanut butter overnight oats

Overnight oats should be everyone’s go-to breakfast especially if you aren’t a breakfast person. It can be such a hassle to think of making easy, simple, and healthy breakfasts every single day. This is where overnight oats come in very handy. Prepared the night before without any cooking required and stored in the fridge to enjoy the next. Great to grab on the go when in a rush out of the house in the morning. Oatmeal breakfasts are loaded with fiber and helps keep you will all morning until lunchtime.

Why you will love this oatmeal breakfast

  • Easy to make: No need to cook this oatmeal. All you need to do is prep it and store it in the fridge for the next day. A hassle-free breakfast that takes just 5 minutes to prep.
  • Healthy: No hidden ingredients to make this overnight oats breakfast. Made with clean and healthy ingredients, it is the perfect breakfast to jumpstart your day. Not to mention the addition of protein to make it a protein-packed well rounded breakfast.
  • Delicious: what’s not to love about creamy-tasting peanut butter overnight oats. Topped with fresh strawberries for a perfect finish.
top view of peanut butter overnight oats in a jar and topped with fresh strawberries

Ingredients you will need

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make these peanut butter overnight oats. Full measurements are listed further down below.

rolled oats
vanilla protein powder
plain yogurt – any yogurt of choice like Greek yogurt or dairy-free coconut-based yogurt
maple syrup or honey
creamy peanut butter – or any other nut butter
vanilla extract
fresh strawberries or any other berries of choice to serve

ingredients to make overnight oats

How to make these peanut butter overnight oats

To a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend for 8 to 10 seconds, or just until combined. Do not over-blend.

Divide the oatmeal to 8 mason jars, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Serve with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

hand holding overnight oats in a jar

Recipe notes and tips

  • You may use quick oats in a pinch but we much prefer rolled oats when making overnight oats
  • Peanut butter: we love the taste of peanut butter but feel free to use any other nut butter
  • Use honey or maple syrup. Even agave works.
  • Protein powder: any protein powder will work. Plant-based or any flavor of choice. You may skip the protein powder for more yogurt.
  • If you choose to skip the protein powder, swap it with 1/4 cup yogurt**
  • Berries: any berries or fruit of choice will work.
  • milk: served best when using 2% milk. But you may use any milk like almond milk.
spoon in a jar containing overnight oats with a side of fresh strawberries

benefits of eating oatmeal

  • Oats are a great source of good carbs and have a higher amount of protein compared to other grains.
  • Loaded with antioxidants which may help in lowering blood pressure
  • Packed with soluble fiber which is great for gut health and promotes the feeling of fullness.
  • It helps with lowering your blood sugar level and reducing cholesterol.
side shot of peanut butter overnight oats in a mason jar

frequently asked questions

Do you eat overnight oats cold?

It comes down to a personal preference. Overnight oats are usually served cold but if you prefer them warm, pop them in the microwave and heat it up. Since this particular overnight oat is made with peanut butter and yogurt we recommend you serve it cold.

Do overnight oats have to be in a glass jar?

It is not a requirement to make your overnight oats in a jar. They are trendy, pretty, and suitable to use in the microwave and dishwasher. So technically, it is ideal to use a glass mason jar for your overnight oats.

Do overnight oats have to be refrigerated?

Yes. Overnight oats need to be refrigerated over night and thus the name overnight oats. The reason you need to refrigerate is mostly due to the fact that they most likely contain milk or yogurt or both.

top view overnight oats in mason jars with strawberries

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Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats

easy and nutritious overnight oats recipe made with rolled oats, yogurt, maple syrup, and whey protein.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 jars
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder optional * see notes
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/4 cups milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries to serve

Instructions

  • To a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend for 8 to 10 seconds, or just until combined. Do not over-blend.
  • Divide the oatmeal to 8 mason jars, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Notes

  • You may use quick oats in a pinch but we much prefer rolled oats when making overnight oats
  • Peanut butter: we love the taste of peanut butter but feel free to use any other nut butter
  • Use honey or maple syrup. Even agave works.
  • Protein powder: any protein powder will work. Plant-based or any flavor of choice. You may skip the protein powder for more yogurt.
  • If you choose to skip the protein powder, swap it with 1/4 cup yogurt** you may also sub this with 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds 
  • Berries: any berries or fruit of choice will work.
  • milk: served best when using 2% milk. But you may use any milk like almond milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 1mg
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