Overnight oats have been around for a while now, but I cannot say I was always a big fan. I remember sitting around my breakfast table as a child, barley able to get down hot oatmeal, let alone the new trendy cold version. i thought PURE YUCK! Cold oatmeal was not too appealing to me. It is only after trying it with peanut butter that the recipe became a winner in my books. Anyone else get PB&J cravings?
Packed with oats and chia seeds, it is high in protein, fiber and omega 3. This breakfast is super satisfying and will keep your hunger at bay for a good part of the day. It would also make a great pre-workout meal if you tend to workout in the evenings. I like it as a snack too.
I use vanilla almond milk (make sure the brand you choose is void of cassinate – a carcinogen) as my liquid so it is already sweetened but you can go ahead substitute the almond milk for any milk of your choice. If your milk is unsweetened, I recommend adding 1 tbsp of maple syrup and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
In this recipe I used my favorite all natural peanut butter from Trader Joe’s. It naturally sweetened, doesn’t contain any hydrogenated oils and is so smooth. None of that grainy peanut butter texture! Feel free to use a crunchy-styled brand if you prefer the crunch.
This recipe is as simple as it gets: 4 ingredients, 3 min prep time, into a mason jar and there you have it! A healthy breakfast waiting for you the next morning!
PS: Sometimes I just make a huge batch and place all of the contents in a container and scoop at individual servings as needed.
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are the perfect make-ahed breakfast for busy mornings! Prepare in advance and you have a healthy breakfast waiting for you the next day. Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe.
In a 8 oz mason jar, smear peanut butter along the edge of glass. Add oats, chia seeds, and almond milk.
Close the lid and shake vigorously.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
The next day, enjoy as is or garnish with toppings such as fresh fruits, nuts, or granola.
Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
You can substitute almond milk for any milk of your preference. If using unsweetened milk, add 1 tbsp of maple syrup and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
(Prep time does not include 6 hours refrigeration time.)