Peanut Butter Overnight Oats is the perfect recipe for a high protein, low carb, meal prep breakfast assembled in minutes. Enjoy this delicious and healthy vegan breakfast made with oat milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, rolled oats, and all sweetened with honey. Garnish with your favorite fruit or topped with dark or milk chocolate chips.
This dairy free (without dairy milk) breakfast is perfect for busy back to school mornings, right before work, or a great post workout meal. Eat it plain, or top it with sliced bananas, apples or strawberries.
See variations for additional add in such as protein powder, chocolate chips, dairy milk, or almond milk!
Be sure to visit our other quick and easy protein packed breakfasts like our Breakfast Cookies, Egg Puffs (egg bites) or our Protein Packed Pancakes.
- Oat milk, can easily be subsisted for dairy milk or almond milk
- Chia seeds
- Creamy Peanut butter- can also easily use chunky if preferred.
- Honey - or any other sweetener you prefer, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar etc. DO NOT serve to a baby under the age of 1 if using honey as a sweetener!
- Quaker Rolled Oats
See recipe card for quantities.
- Add chia seeds, oat milk, and honey to a mason jar. Stir together.
2. Stir in the peanut butter. The peanut butter won't mix in completely and that's ok. It will give it a swirl effect.
3. Mix in the rolled oats to the milk and peanut butter mixture. Make sure the oats are completely submerged in the liquid.
4. Place a lid on the jar or small container and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to get the mush consistency you are looking for.
5. After 6 hours remove the Peanut Butter Overnight Oats from the refrigerator and garnish with sliced strawberries, apples, or bananas if desired. Or extra peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Hint: Make sure to push the oats down in the peanut butter milk liquid so they soak up the liquid. Cover the container with a lid before placing the refrigerator.
- Dairy Milk - instead of oat milk, substitute your favorite dairy milk at a 1:1 ratio for the same results.
- Almond Milk - use your favorite almond milk at a 1:1 ratio for the same results.
- Pb Fit- instead of a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter, add a 1 tablespoon, or more, or PB Fit or similar peanut butter powder.
- With Yogurt- Use ½ cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt instead of milk. The consistency and texture of the oats may vary.
- Maple Syrup- Use maple syrup instead of honey at a 1:1 ratio. If you are serving to a baby under the age of 1 DO NOT use honey!
- Protein Powder - when mixing the ingredients, add a tablespoon of your favorite protein powder. Our favorite protein powder in this is Creamy Chocolate Orgain!
- Dark Chocolate - add dark chocolate chips or chunks to make it a chocolate peanut butter breakfast treat.
- Chocolate Chips - mix in or top with a tablespoon of your favorite chocolate chips when ready to eat.
- Topped with Fruit - slice bananas, strawberries, mangos, or apples and top when ready to eat.
- Jelly- make this a peanut butter and jelly overnight oats and add a tablespoon of your favorite jelly!
You will need a mason jar, or another container with a lid and spoon.
Once assembled, keep in a mason jar or another container with a lid in the refrigerator. Store for at least 6 hours before consuming. Good for 2-3 days.
This breakfast does not freeze well.
To get the perfect mush consistency that makes overnight oats delicious, you will need to make sure that it sits in the refrigerator fully assembled for at least 6 hours!
If serving a baby under the age of 1 substitute the honey for maple syrup or another sweetener. DO NOT use honey!
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- ½ cup Oat milk or almond milk or dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (if serving to a baby under 1 DO NOT use honey)
- ½ cup rolled oats
- In a mason jar, or small container with a lid, add milk, chia seeds, honey, and peanut butter. Mix. The peanut butter may not fully mix and have a swirl look.
- Add in the the rolled oats and mix. Press the oats down to make sure they are covered by the liquid.
- Cover with a lid or a tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
- Enjoy plain, or topped with sliced strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or apples. Or mix in your favorite chocolate chips. Make this peanut butter and jelly and top with a tablespoon of your favorite jelly.
- DO NOT use honey if serving to a baby under 1 years old.
- Add a tablespoon of your favorite protein powder for added protein.
Yes! It adds both protein and healthy fats.
Oats are high in fiber and can keep you full longer. They can be beneficial for weight loss.
These overnight oats came together so quick! It was the perfect post workout meal prep breakfast. I didn't get hungry until much later than I normally do in the morning.
I LOVE anything with peanut butter! I made these last night for my breakfast today and I it turned out better than I could have imagined. This is such a good meal prep breakfast! Perfect for my post workout.
This is such an amazing day starter!! It is so good! Thanks!
I can't believe that I have never made overnight oats! I make all sorts of oats: oatmeal, baked oats.. but never overnight! This was so perfect for the summer 🙂
Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts. I love how I can make them ahead of time and then just enjoy them on busy mornings. I LOVE PB, this recipe is a winner!
We had these overnight oats for breakfast this morning and they were incredible! Definitely making again soon!