High-Protein Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

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High-Protein Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana
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High-Protein Overnight Oats - #protein #oatmeal #recipe #eatwell101 - Protein overnight oats are a nutritious, healthy and filling breakfast recipe. Makes these high-protein oats the night before and enjoy them the next morning!

High-Protein Overnight Oats Recipe – These easy and healthy high-protein overnight oats are loaded with protein and taste wonderful! Here we combine banana, almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and peanut butter with rolled oats for a delicious creamy mixture you’ll love. Overnight oats are perfect if you like meal prepping and make a nutritious, healthy, and filling way to start your day.

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Ingredients list for the High-Protein Overnight Oats Recipe

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What are overnight oats

What is overnight oatmeal? It is rolled oats soaked in a liquid – either dairy or non-dairy – overnight until the oats soak up the liquid. In this high-protein oatmeal recipe, the oats soak up the almond milk and Greek yogurt and soften them enough to make a creamy texture. It’s best to prepare the oats the night before and let them sit in the fridge overnight so you can enjoy them in the morning. If you’re in a time constraint, 2 hours in the refrigerator will be sufficient to get these creamy overnight oats. Here we add mashed banana and banana chunks for sweetness but feel free to use your own favorite sweetener.

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Ingredients for the high-protein overnight oats recipe

These protein-packed peanut butter banana overnight oats are very easy to make. This is the best way to make high-protein overnight oats without protein powder. The ingredients are easy to find in your usual grocery store:

  • Banana: Mix the overnight oats and almond milk mixture with a mashed ripe banana for a nice flavor and natural sweetness.
  • Almond milk: feel free to use any other milk you’d like, dairy or non-dairy.
  • Greek yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt works great for taste, texture, and the boost of proteins. Feel free to use flavored yogurt if you prefer. 
  • Rolled oats: Use plain old-fashioned oats because they soften better. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, be sure to use a gluten-free brand.
  • Ground cinnamon: We like adding cinnamon as a flavor booster, but it’s optional.
  • Chia seeds: Chia seeds add healthy fats, fiber, and protein.
  • Creamy peanut butter: A good source of healthy fats and protein. Keep it unsweetened, so you better control your sugar intake.
  • Sweetener (optional): Use honey or maple syrup to sweeten the overnight oats mixture.
  • Toppings: Here, we keep toppings to a minimum, but you can play as much as you want with nuts, chia seeds, crushed peanuts, banana slices, banana chips, berries, etc…

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1. To make the high-protein overnight oats: Add mashed banana, almond milk, and yogurt to a large bowl and stir together until well combined and creamy. Stir in oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, and peanut butter. Then cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.

2. When ready to serve, divide between two 12-ounce mason jars, layering peanut butter and extra banana slices in the middle, if you’d like.

3. Top high-protein each overnight oat serving with one tablespoon of peanut butter and a few extra banana slices. Enjoy!

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Tips for the best overnight oats recipe

  • Use a mason jar to make the overnight oats. This way, you can prep, store, and carry the overnight oats all in one convenient container.
  • Make sure to use plain old-fashioned rolled oats, not quick oats, and absolutely not steel-cut oats! Quick oats tend to get very soggy, and steel-cut oats are tough as hell and need to be cooked on the stove or in the Instant Pot
  • You can meal prep the high-protein overnight oats. Store them in mason jars with a lid and store in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. You’ll add the toppings when ready to enjoy!

How to make the high-protein overnight oats vegan or dairy free

Feel free to use any nut milk you like (the less processed, the better), and swap Greek yogurt with more bananas.

How to keep the overnight oatmeal leftovers

As said above, keep any leftover oatmeal in an airtight container stored in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Overnight oats, warm or cold?

It’s up to your personal preference!  We like our overnight oats cold straight from the fridge in the morning, but there is no reason why you cannot pop them in the microwave and eat the overnight oats warm.

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats are a great option for a nutritious breakfast. Overnight oats are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. As long as you don’t stuff your overnight oats with too much sugar, you’re good!

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