Peanut Butter Overnight Oats is the best breakfast in so many ways! This overnight oats recipe is one of our OGs and more recently, we’ve used this recipe to make blended overnight oats, a super popular Instagram trend! Check out the video and directions in the recipe card.

For more overnight oats inspiration, check out 8 ways to eat overnight oats as well as some of our favorite flavors: classic vegan, creamy banana, and overnight steel cut.

You know I am an overnight oats queen and I’m here to report that my toddler Gus is an overnight oats KING. He is literally obsessed and says “morrr morrrr” with the ASL sign asking for more.

Whether you have kiddos at home or don’t have kiddos, I can’t wait for you to try this version of overnight oats 🙌🏻

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Ingredients

  • Oats: both rolled oats and quick-cooking oats work for this recipe. I prefer the texture of quick cooking! If you’re hoping to explore steel cut, check out our recipe for overnight steel cut oats here and modify that one to add peanut butter!
  • peanut butter: yes, this is called peanut butter overnight oats, but if you can’t tolerate peanut butter, any kind of nut or seed butter will work!
  • chia seeds: Chia seeds are an important part of our classic overnight oats recipe. If you don’t have chia seeds on hand, you can try something like ground flax seeds however you may need to play with the liquid ratio because chia seeds really help suck up a lot of moisture.
  • maple syrup: out of maple? Try honey or agave nectar! You can even skip this if you’re trying to cut out sugar altogether.
  • almond milk: any kind of milk will work such as oat, cows, or soy.
  • Greek yogurt: while this is optional, we HIGHLY recommend because it adds a depth of creaminess.
oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, and almond milk

Quick Instructions

Once you’ve got all of your ingredients out all you need to do is mix it together and let the magic happen! We like to mix our overnight oats together in a large Pyrex, mason jar, or even a meal prep container. Anything glass that has a cover will do!

Once mixed together, place into the refrigerator, covered, for at least 2 hours, or for best results, overnight. By letting all of the ingredients soak, it will thicken and become a luscious breakfast with an amazing texture!

How to Make Blended Overnight Oats

I mentioned above that we tried the viral Instagram trend – blended overnight oats with this recipe! The method is simple.

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on high for about a minute. This will pulverize the oats and make them super creamy.
  3. Transfer the overnight oats into an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. In the morning, you can eat as-is, or add a splash of milk to thin things out a bit.

Optional Add-Ins

As always, we encourage you to make breakfast your own! This is a very basic peanut butter overnight oats recipe that is both vegan and gluten-free (f you use certified g/f oats). We love adding protein-boosters and extra fruit to our overnight oats. Check out some of our recommendations below.

  • 1 medium mashed banana
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (Greek or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter

We specifically wanted to make this a vegan overnight oats recipe, but if you are not plant based we HIGHLY recommend adding 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt. It will give you the creamiest overnight oats you’ve ever tried!

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How to Store Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Like we mentioned above, we love storing our overnight oats in a glass container and in the refrigerator. Feel free to double or triple this recipe so that you can meal prep your way into the week!

Overnight Oats will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Since this recipe does not have any fruit involved, it may last even longer.

2 bowls of overnight oats2 bowls of overnight oats


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