This peanut butter overnight oats recipe is a simple and satisfying way to start your day. A little bit of cinnamon is the secret ingredient that makes these oats crave-worthy.
About The Recipe
These oats are quick to prepare and ready in only 5 minutes. Once mixing together all of the ingredients, you’ll want to let your oats sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight.
The flavors of these oats are hearty, sweet, and loaded with tasty peanut butter. This is a breakfast that you can eat on-the-go and still feel full.
The full recipe is at the bottom of this page, but here’s an overview of the 6 ingredients you’ll need and the 2 steps to make them:
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Ingredients:
Old-fashioned rolled oats:
Rolled oats work best for this recipe (avoid using quick oats)
Unsalted peanut butter is my go-to for this recipe but you can substitute any nut butter (almond, cashew, etc.)
Chia seeds are an important part of this recipe because they absorb liquid and help create the thick texture of overnight oats. If you leave out the chia seeds, compensate by using less milk in your oats.
For a little sweetness! You can substitute other natural sweeteners like honey or agave syrup. If you like your oats sweet, add a little more; and if you like your oats more savory add less.
Oat milk is a perfect match for overnight oats! But this recipe is also tasty with any milk substitute (almond, cashew, soy or regular milk).
Cinnamon is the secret ingredient in this recipe – it’s adds just a hint of flavor that makes these oats SO satisfying and a little sweet 🙂
Popular Additions & Substitutions:
- Chocolate: add 1 teaspoon of cacao powder (or cocoa powder) to give these oats a chocolate twist and turn them into a decadent chocolate breakfast!
- Bananas: a popular topping for these oats is sliced bananas. Bananas are a delicious addition to the peanut butter flavor of this recipe.
How to Make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Step 1: Mix Your Oats
Stir all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl or jar. This recipe makes enough for 1 serving of oats. If you’d like to make more servings, the conversions to make more are in the next section.
Step 2: Refrigerate
Let your oats sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight. As the oats sit they will soften and absorb the liquid from the milk.
Top with your choice of fruit, more peanut butter, or even chocolate chips!
How to Make Enough for The Week
This recipe makes enough for 1 serving (1 jar) of overnight oats. If you’d like to make a batch to meal prep for your week, here’s a handy list of how much of each ingredient to use.
This makes 4 servings:
- 2 cups oats
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 cups oat milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
How to Store Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
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Store your oats in the fridge in an airtight container like the below small mason jars with lids (click here to see them on Amazon).
I like this size because there will be some room left at the top to pack in toppings if you need to take your oats to go:
These jars work for plenty of meal prep recipes, they’re also my go-to for Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.
How Long Are Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Good For?
Peanut butter overnight oats will stay good in the fridge for about 4 days. Be sure to store them in an airtight container.Print
This peanut butter overnight oats recipe is a simple and satisfying way to start your day. A little bit of of cinnamon is the secret ingredient that makes these oats crave-worthy.
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter (or any nut milk)
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
- ½ cup oat milk (or almond, soy, cashew or regular milk)
- Stir all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl or jar.
- Let your oats sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight. As the oats sit they will soften and absorb the liquid from the milk. Add your favorite toppings just before eating (sliced bananas, nuts, chocolate chips, berries, etc.).
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
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