Overnight Peanut Butter and Banana Oats. {no cooking or baking.}

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I need to add more oats to my diet.  I am a total creature of habit.  I pretty much have the same breakfast and lunch every day.  I needed to mix it up – variety is the spice of life, right?  I kept seeing overnight oats everywhere I looked – like a subliminal message, I thought I would make a batch last night (after three days away in three states for a short holiday) and see how it tasted.  Well as you may or many not know, I’ve been clean eating for about 8-9 months.  Avoiding pretty much anything processed, loaded with preservatives, meat and striving to be as clean as possible.  Okay enough about that!  So I wanted to add only clean ingredients to my overnight refrigerated oatmeal.  It took me about 2 minutes to assemble and have in the fridge.  I anxiously awaited the morning and the taste test… to be continued.

Ingredients:

(Single serving)

1/3 cup of rolled oats (organic and gluten free)
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or whatever milk you use)
1/2 of a sliced banana
2 teaspoons of powdered peanut butter (I use an organic Just Great Stuff)
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of protein powder (I used Cabot unflavored)
Optional:
Nuts
Granola
Dried fruit
Fresh fruit
Maple syrup
Honey
Chia Seeds
Flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon almond or another nut butter

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a jar, bowl or container.  Give it a good stir and cover.  Refrigerate overnight.  Uncover, give another good stir and add whatever toppings you prefer.  Enjoy!  In the summer this cool breakfast hit the spot and kept me filled till lunch.  Seriously, it tasted so good!  I added a tsp of almond butter, fresh blueberries and toasted slivered almonds.  Then I started thinking of all of the flavor combinations that would work.  Plus vegan!  Bonus.  Then my mind went to the winter, I’m thinking leaving a room temperature to take the chill out or microwaving for a few seconds will be heavenly.

— Knead to Cook

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11 Comments

    1. Cathy, I just got done saying to someone how much I love these because they are nice and cold after a hot workout. Then when the weather starts to get chilly, a quick zap in the microwave will make these heavenly too!

  1. I love overnight oats. But honestly, I forget about them. This is a great reminder!! And love that you added protein powder. My breakfasts tend to be lacking in protein, so this a wonderful addition.

    1. Protein powder or nut butter is also great. Perfect on these super hot mornings when you workout and just want something cold to eat. Just ate a bowl piled up with blueberries. Yum!

  2. Really need a UK ingredients conversion I adore your website & FB page – totally inspirational xx

  3. With heat like this, I am needing a recipe like this about now! I had no idea you could do this with oats. Thanks for sharing Robin:)

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