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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like a peanut butter-lover's dream! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.

This is a bowl of peanut butter overnight oats. The bowl of oats is topped with peanut butter and mini reese's pieces.

What are overnight oats?

If you haven't had overnight oatmeal, it is a method of making oatmeal a bit differently than usual. Instead of cooking oats on your stovetop or microwave and eating them warm, overnight oats are cooked by being soaked with ingredients in the fridge overnight. By having the oats soak in the fridge, they will absorb the liquid and be ready to eat without being cooked in the typical way.

Peanut butter overnight oats

These Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and are a peanut butter-lover's dream! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.

To make this recipe, it's as simple as adding all of the ingredients to a jar, shaking well, and letting it sit in the fridge overnight. This recipe can be made the night before or even on the weekend so it's a great meal prep option!

This healthy breakfast option offers a high amount of protein and delicious flavors that will give you so much energy. Start your day with these awesome Peanut Butter Overnight Oats!

This is a bowl of peanut butter overnight oats. The bowl of oats is topped with peanut butter and mini reese's pieces. There is a spoon filled with oats as well.

What ingredients do I need?

  • Oats - Oatmeal is one my breakfast staples because it's a slow-digesting carbohydrate that will steadily provide energy. For this recipe, the oats are "cooked" by being mixed with other ingredients and sitting in the fridge overnight. I would suggest quick oats.
  • Chia seeds - A scoop of chia seeds doesn't add flavor, but several nutrients. They can also help thicken up the oatmeal for a creamy texture.
  • Almond milk - The almond milk is going to help "cook" the oats and serve as the liquid that the oats will absorb.
  • Greek yogurt - Greek yogurt is going to make the oats extra creamy. It is also an awesome source of protein!
  • Vanilla - A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats.
  • Peanut Butter - A scoop of peanut butter will add protein and healthy fats. It will also add some creaminess and great flavor!
  • Reese's Pieces - Mini Reese's pieces will add some extra crunch and peanut butter flavor to each bite!
  • Optional Add-Ins: Protein powder, syrup, honey, stevia, etc.

What substitutions can I make?

  • Oats – Because this recipe is for overnight oats, you definitely need some sort of oats. I use quick oats but you could use gluten-free, flavored, or whatever kind you like best.
  • Chia seeds – This is an optional ingredient and the recipe will still turn out great if you don’t add these seeds.
  • Almond milk – Any other kind of milk will work well for this recipe so you can choose whatever matches your dietary needs.
  • Plain greek yogurt – Any kind of yogurt will work for this recipe. You can use greek or low-fat, and vanilla or plain. A dairy-free option would also work.
  • Vanilla - A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats, but you could opt for stevia, honey, or syrup.
  • Peanut Butter - This is an important ingredient for the flavor of peanut butter overnight oats. You can use any kind of peanut butter you like! If you'd rather use a different kind of nut butter like cashew, almond, or sunflower, it will turn out great!
  • Reese's Pieces - Mini Reese's pieces will only help the peanut butter flavor in these overnight oats. If you don't have Reese's pieces, you could add more peanut butter or even some chocolate chips.

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The recipe is packed with protein and has 22 grams per serving. I love that I can eat this for breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

How long does this take to make?

This recipe is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients, add the ingredients to the jar, and clean up.

How do I make this recipe?

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

How can I store these?

You can make these oats ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When should I make this recipe?

You can make this recipe the night before you need it, at the beginning of the week, or at least 4 hours before you're hoping to eat it.

Looking for more recipes?

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a big breakfast fan! Search my breakfast recipes for more easy, healthy breakfast ideas. Here are some additional oatmeal recipes:

This is a bowl of peanut butter overnight oats. The bowl of oats is topped with peanut butter and mini reese's pieces.
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4.25 from 4 votes

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like Reeses! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy breakfast, overnight oats, peanut butter
Servings: 1
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Jar with lid
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • cup quick oats
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp reeses pieces

Optional ingredients

  • protein powder
  • honey
  • liquid stevia
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

Notes

  • Add more milk if you don't want the oatmeal as thick. 

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe Rating




Kari Courtney

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Loved this recipe! Super easy and simple to prep for the week for my breakfasts and even though I was missing a few things I was still able to make it work for me!

Hannah Johnson

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Ok maybe I did something horribly wrong.. but whew!! The Greek yogurt (I used plain since it didn’t specify) absolutely took over the flavor (woof haha), even with the vanilla extract and PB. My PB didn’t mix at all even with a ton of shaking prior to putting in the fridge! It was a bigggg fail for me. I will add, I used nonfat milk so I don’t know if this would’ve made a difference. And maybe I should’ve melted the PB prior to? I was so sad!! Maybe next time! Haha.

Sam

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Didn’t have Reese’s Pieces so I used chocolate chips and blueberries! Can’t wait to try tomorrow morning.