If you love peanut butter toast with jelly in the morning, PB&J banana overnight oats will be your jam. They stir together with just 5 ingredients before you hit the hay, then when you roll out of bed, you get a protein-packed breakfast that’s already waiting for you. An easy, healthy breakfast that will keep you full for hours -- and it’s dairy-free.
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Easy-to-make breakfast. Some mornings, it’s just too early to think about what to make for breakfast. Overnight oats are ready for you to grab and go without having to do much of anything.
Healthy breakfast. Banana overnight oats are packed with fiber and protein and keep you full for a long time. And the addition of peanut butter powder packs even more protein without any of the fat.
Something to do with those ripe bananas. Once your bananas start to freckle, it’s go time. And you almost can’t eat them fast enough. Making a few batches of overnight oats is a great way to use up those bananas.
Dairy-free overnight oats. No need to add yogurt to your overnight oats -- the banana and almond milk offer plenty of liquid for soaking the oats into a soft and creamy bowl of oatmeal.
PB&J. This classic combo of peanut butter and jelly is delivered in just a little different way with peanut butter powder, but it evokes the same memories of childhood.
How to Make Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Overnight Oats
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. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
In the morning, add fresh fruit and a swirl of your favorite jelly or jam.
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
- 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. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. In the morning, add fresh fruit and a swirl of your favorite jelly or jam.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
What are overnight oats?
When I first heard about overnight oats, I didn’t get it. What do you mean you don’t cook them? If that’s you, too, I got you. Instead of cooking the oats on the stove or in the microwave, you just soak the oats overnight in enough liquid to turn them into a soft and creamy bowl of oatmeal. And since the magic happens overnight in your fridge, you can eat them cold. Or warm. Whatev.
How do you make overnight oats?
This dairy-free overnight oats recipe uses a 1:1 ratio of oats to almond milk, a banana, and a dash of salt. That’s the base that sits overnight -- and you can use that to play around and create your own favorite combinations. Like this one, I added peanut butter powder. Then in the morning, you can add your favorite toppings -- otherwise, they might get soggy if they sit all night.
Here are some ideas for overnight oats, for your inspiration:
- Fresh berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
- Fresh fruit: bananas, plums, peaches, pears, apples
- Dried fruit: cranberries, blueberries, raisins
- Nuts: pecans, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, pistachios
- Seeds: pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
- Nut butters: peanut, almond, cashew
- Chips: dark, milk, or white chocolate, peanut butter
- Coconut flakes
- Sweetener: honey, maple syrup, brown sugar
What kind of oats do you use in overnight oats?
Old fashioned rolled oats are a choice of many because they get really soft and create a creamy texture. I guess I like a little chew to my overnight oatmeal because I prefer steel-cut oats, hands down. They still get plenty soft, but to me, they give the dish more substance.
Instant oatmeal is not recommended. Since it’s pre-cooked, then dried, it really breaks down overnight and turns into a mushy, not-so-appealing mess.
Hungry for more banana overnight oats recipes?
MY RECIPE ESSENTIALS
Snapware Glass Food Storage Set
These are the dishes I use to make my banana overnight oats -- not mason jars. These have nice big openings to make mixing a breeze, tight lids, and there's plenty of extra room to add more stuff in the morning.
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats
When I'm making overnight oats with steel-cut oats, this is my go-to brand. The large quantity is a much better deal than buying in small quantities -- which I realize is almost always the case -- but with these, the price difference is significant.
PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
When I make peanut butter banana overnight oats, I use powdered peanut butter. It has all the protein of peanut butter and none of the fat. I don't know how they do it, but I'm sure glad they do. I also use it sometimes when I make peanut butter banana nice cream.