Banana PBJ Overnight Oats are a delicious, healthy, make ahead breakfast that's ready and waiting for you as soon as you roll out of bed.
Banana PB&J Overnight Oats have all the nostalgic flavors of classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches swirled into creamy oats for a delicious and filling breakfast.
And it's one of the easiest breakfasts to make.
Just mix a mashed banana with oats, peanut butter powder, almond milk, and a little salt, then stash it in the fridge overnight. The next day, add a swirl of jelly or jam and your favorite toppings and breakfast is served!
There's no cooking involved. The cold oats are actually quite delicious, but you sure can warm them up if you like!
You can even meal prep a week's worth ahead of time so breakfasts are one less thing to think about on busy mornings.
Banana PBJ overnight oats rely on banana for natural sweetness and are made without yogurt so there's no added sugar and they're dairy-free.
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Ripe banana. One banana that's perfectly ripe, even a titch overripe, adds the perfect amount of sweetness without added sugar.
Peanut butter powder. Peanut butter powder has all the flavor of peanut butter and a good dose of protein without the fat that regular peanut butter has.
Oats. Steel-cut oats or old-fashioned oats work best in overnight oats. Instant oats, aka quick oats, will get too mushy.
Unsweetened almond milk. I use non-dairy milk, but any type of milk will work in overnight oats recipes.
Salt. Just a pinch of salt brings out the flavor in everything.
Toppings. This is the best part! To get the true pb&j vibe, add a swirl of fruit spread, then top with fresh berries or fruit, nuts, even a sprinkle of chocolate chips!
Mash one banana in a mason jar, resealable glass container, or a bowl.
Add the peanut butter powder, oats, almond milk, and a pinch of salt. Stir well.
Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
In the morning, give the oats a good stir and add a swirl of your favorite jelly or jam and some fresh fruit right on top of the cold overnight oats.
This one is topped with natural fruit spread, fresh blackberries, and banana slices.
Store overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
There are so many ways to add different flavors to your peanut butter and jelly overnight oats.
Stir in ideas:
- Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the oatmeal ingredients for chocolate peanut butter overnight oats.
- A teaspoon of chia seeds gives it a tapioca-like texture
- Use natural peanut butter or seed butter instead of peanut butter powder
- Blueberry, grape, or strawberry jam, jelly, or fruit spread
- Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or plums,
- Dried cranberries, raisins, blueberries
- Coconut flakes, chocolate chips
- Maple syrup, honey
- Peanut, almond, or cashew butter, or other nut and seed butters
A perfectly ripe, or slightly overripe, banana adds natural sweetness without added sugar.
This overnight oatmeal recipe has no yogurt and is plenty thick and creamy without it. If desired, add ¼ cup of regular or Greek yogurt while mixing the oats together or with your toppings in the morning.
Add toppings right before serving. Otherwise, fresh fruits and berries can release too much liquid into the oats and become mushy and other toppings can get soggy.
Yes! Overnight oats are typically eaten cold -- and are actually quite delicious that way. But if you prefer a warm bowl of oatmeal, you can definitely warm them up.
Overnight oats is a healthy breakfast recipe made by mixing oats and liquid together in a resealable container and letting them sit in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight until they get soft and creamy. There is no need to cook them or use any heat at all. The next morning, just add your favorite toppings and dig in!
Steel cut oats and old fashioned rolled oats are both great choices for making overnight oats. Instant oats, also known as quick oats, will get too mushy.
Chia seeds are rich in fiber and healthy fats and give the overnight oats a texture that’s similar to tapioca. This overnight oats recipe has no chia seeds. If you’d like to give them a try, I recommend stirring in 1-2 teaspoons of chia seeds before letting them sit overnight.
This dairy-free banana cinnamon overnight oats recipe needs no yogurt. If you’d like to add some, stir ¼ cup of Greek or regular yogurt into the raw oat mixture before letting them sit overnight. You can also top your overnight oats in the morning with yogurt.
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These are the dishes I use to make my banana overnight oats. Mixing is a breeze and there's plenty of extra room to add more stuff in the morning.
When I'm making overnight oats with steel-cut oats, this is my go-to brand. And the price difference is significantly less than buying in small quantities.
I use a store brand of powdered peanut butter, but if you're not sure what powdered peanut butter is or where to buy it, here's a link to check out a popular national brand.
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Overnight Oats (Dairy-Free)
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
- ½ cup oats (steel-cut or old fashioned rolled)
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 pinch salt
- Serve with sliced banana, fresh fruit, and jam or jelly
- Mash one banana into a resealable dish. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder, ½ cup oats, ½ cup almond milk, and a pinch of salt. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. In the morning, stir again and add fresh fruit and a swirl of your favorite jelly or jam.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.