These peanut butter banana overnight oats are a great and delicious way to get the morning started, without any cooking or prepping in the morning.
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how these overnight oats fit into my lifestyle
I’ve essentially lived off of overnight oats for a few years. They’re super easy, take 5 minutes to prepare, and can all be done the night before. Here’s my foolproof base recipe.
That means zero effort in the morning, because I’d so much rather spend an extra few minutes sleeping in than making & eating breakfast. I grab these oats + a spoon and eat them in between morning clients.
Even though I often recommend eating without distraction, lots of times, that’s just not at all reasonable. Sometimes you need to get some work done or need to focus attention elsewhere while eating. That’s ok. That’s real life. For me, I usually eat a few bites here & there between clients because I usually don’t have enough time to eat my full breakfast at once. When I do this, I have moments to think about and feel my hunger/fullness. That way I’m able to honor my body by feeding it, but provide a bit of a buffer in there to actually monitor how I’m feeling instead of just scarf down a bowl of oats. Not that scarfing should be avoided at all costs, because sometimes you just have to, but having the option to spread out your breakfast can allow you to feel your satiety and that’s powerful. Read a bit more about mindful eating right here.
How it’ll make your life easier
These oats are super easy & quick. You can take a few minutes to throw the ingredients together at night, then let the fridge soften your oats and make them ready to eat. You can also take a bit of extra time and prep multiple jars of overnight oats. That means lots of mornings of a really easy and delicious grab & go breakfast. Ready to go.
Quick Notes on This Recipe
- As gorgeous as these jars are, I usually don’t take a glass jar of oatmeal to work. I have to walk at least 15 minutes to my office or up a hill to get to the bus stop, and glass just isn’t walking friendly. Instead I tote them in this collapsable bowl. It’s great, it seals well, and it collapses after use which is great for commuting by foot/bike!
- One thing I love about overnight oats is that you really can’t mess them up. No need to measure out every ingredient, just make sure all ingredients are covered with your fave type of milk, and you’re good to go!
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sprinkle cinnamon
- 1/2 medium banana sliced
- 1 cup milk or adjust depending on personal preference
- Add all ingredients, with milk last, cover and refrigerate until use. You can heat it up or eat cold depending on preference.
Let’s get chatty:
- What are your favorite breakfasts?
- Would you rather eat breakfast at home or sleep in a bit longer?