Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!)

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Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for a delicious vegan breakfast

When your busy, seriously amazing sister who’s chasing around two beautiful kids (4 and 2 years old) all day asks if you could make her an overnight oats recipe to make morning mealtime easier, for goodness sake, you make the woman some overnight oats.

This version is as simple as it gets: 5 ingredients5 minutes prep time, no fancy methods, and simple ingredients. Let’s do this!


What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast or snack made by soaking rolled oats in liquid overnight.

We love how overnight oats seem to keep the integrity of the oat intact, helping to avoid that gummy texture that cooked versions sometimes take on. 

They’re simple to prepare (no cooking required!) and perfect for when you need a make-ahead breakfast or snack, especially for those with hectic mornings.

Keep reading to learn our perfect formula for overnight oats!

Chia seeds, oats, almond milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup for making our delicious vegan overnight oats recipe

How to Make Overnight Oats

After a little testing, I’m happy to report that our simple, straight-forward method truly yields the best results! I even tried partially cooking the oats with warm almond milk before refrigerating, but much preferred this completely raw version.

We use the following base formula for making perfect overnight oats:

1/2 cup Dairy-Free Milk + 3/4 Tbsp Chia Seeds + 1/2 cup Rolled Oats = Perfect Overnight Oats

You can play with formula as needed, adding more dairy-free milk for wetter oats, or adding more chia seeds (or oats) for thicker, more pudding like oats.

To make your overnight oats, simply add these ingredients to a small jar or bowl with your preferred sweetener (we love maple syrup or stevia!). We also added peanut butter to this version for a flavor and protein boost!

Give the mixture a few stirs to make sure the oats have been fully immersed in the milk. Then, cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight to let the oats soften and flavors meld. 

Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats alongside oats and chia seeds for a fiber-rich vegan breakfast

Overnight oats FAQs

How long do overnight oats last?
Overnight oats can be prepared up to 2-3 days in advance, sometimes longer. 

Can you eat overnight oats hot?
Overnight oats can be eaten hot or cold. To heat, microwave for ~45-60 seconds (just ensure there’s enough space at the top of your jar to prevent overflowing), or transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. 

Can you use quick oats?
We prefer using rolled oats to make overnight oats, but you can use quick oats – they will just be softer.

Can you use steel cut oats?
Though we haven’t tried it, some people report success using steel cut oats to make overnight oats. They will take longer, require more liquid, and probably won’t be quite as soft. They may also be more difficult to digest.

Are oats gluten-free?
This is somewhat controversial as some believe even certified gluten-free oats to be troublesome for those with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. But based on our own research and experience, it seems certified gluten-free oats make this recipe gluten-free.

Stirring together a jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for a healthy gluten-free vegan breakfast

overnight oats Flavor Ideas

Using our formula as a base, the possibilities for overnight oat flavor variations are endless!

We have recipes for:

More inspiration:

Jar of our simple and amazing vegan Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe

We hope you LOVE these oats! They’re:

Perfectly (& naturally) sweet
Peanut buttery
& Absolutely delicious

These oats would make the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack, especially for those of you with hectic mornings. We also think it would make the perfect meal to enjoy after an intense workout – hello 15 grams of protein!

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If you give these a try, leave a comment below, rate them, and don’t forget to tag a picture @minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for a delicious vegan breakfast

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!)

EASY peanut butter overnight oats made with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep time. Naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious.
Author Minimalist Baker
Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats topped with sliced banana and strawberries
4.94 from 347 votes
Prep Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days



  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or sub other dairy-free milks, such as coconut, soy, or hemp!)
  • 3/4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp natural salted peanut butter or almond butter (creamy or crunchy // or sub other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar, organic brown sugar, or stevia to taste)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats (rolled oats are best, vs. steel cut or quick cooking)

TOPPINGS optional

  • Sliced banana, strawberries, or raspberries
  • Flaxseed meal or additional chia seeds
  • Granola


  • To a mason jar or small bowl with a lid, add almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup (or other sweetener) and stir with a spoon to combine. The peanut butter doesn’t need to be completely mixed with the almond milk (doing so leaves swirls of peanut butter to enjoy the next day).
  • Add oats and stir a few more times. Then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats have been moistened and are immersed in almond milk.
  • Cover securely with a lid or seal and set in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 6 hours) to set/soak.
  • The next day, open and enjoy as is or garnish with desired toppings (see options above). See more flavor/topping suggestions in the blog post above!
    OPTIONAL: You can also heat your oats in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (just ensure there’s enough room at the top of your jar to allow for expansion and prevent overflow), or transfer oats to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Add more liquid as needed if oats get too thick/dry.
  • Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours in our experience. Not freezer friendly.



*Overnight oats adapted from Eating Bird Food (one of my many girl crushes).
*Prep time reflects preparation and overnight soaking.
*The first, fifth, and last images reflect two servings (double ingredients) with additional chia seeds and peanut butter.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with fortified almond milk and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 452 Carbohydrates: 51.7 g Protein: 14.6 g Fat: 22.8 g Saturated Fat: 4.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.04 g Monounsaturated Fat: 10.19 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 229 mg Potassium: 479 mg Fiber: 8.3 g Sugar: 15.8 g Vitamin A: 253 IU Vitamin C: 0.12 mg Calcium: 341 mg Iron: 3.95 mg

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  1. Dana NYC says

    Making this right now! I have a feeling that I will be smiling wide during tomorrow’s breakfast! Nice change from the Bircher Muesli I usually make. Thanks!

  2. Latisha_G says

    This was absolutely delicious! My 5 year old loves oatmeal. I wanted a better alternative than the instant oatmeal I had been preparing. He loves Chia seeds as well. He calls them his “Super Hero Cheetah” seeds. I topped the oatmeal off with some homemade granola. I purchased some cacao nibs today to use with the granola for tomorrow’s breakfast.

    I just wanted to let you know that your recipes are FANTASTIC AND DELICIOUS!

  3. jatin says

    Great recipe. One question – can I make a smoothie of this thing after soaking overnight? It would be awesome having a on-the-go breakfast.

  4. Sam says

    Silly question but do I need to cook the oats first or is that the point of allowing them the 6 hours in the fridge?

  5. Daisy says

    Hey :) amazing recipe! I was wondering if I made these in batches for the week, would I be able to freeze them? :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      You could make them in advance, but I don’t think they would freeze well. But if you try it, let me know how it goes!

  6. Cindy says

    I love this recipe and make it all the time! I personally like it even better when the sugar is swapped for mashed ripe banana. PB + banana oats for the win! Sometimes I even add some cocoa powder to make chocolate peanut butter ‘pudding’ for breakfast. It’s delicious :)

  7. Andrea says

    Wow, this is amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe…it tastes delish and helps me get a healthy breakfast in while getting my two littles ready for school.
    Have made this 4 times now….SO GOOD!

  8. Dan says

    Oh my days was this delicious! Couldn’t find chia seeds, but I was so excited to wake up knowing that this was in the fridge, and it didn’t disappoint!

  9. Arlene says

    This was the perfect breakfast! it was filling and delicious. I love that I can make it a couple of jars ahead of time and have it ready for busy morning. It held me until lunch which is a feat all of it’s own. Usually I eat a mid morning snack…didn’t need it.

  10. Michelle Ouyang says

    Had these this morning and they were amazing! My 16 year old daughter liked them as well. I am definitely adding them to our breakfast rotation. Thank you for an awesome recipe!

  11. dave says

    Quite the revelation! I take the train and love that this breakfast is simple to pack and completely ready when I arrive. As an alternative to the maple syrup, I like starting an overnight thaw of frozen green figs and berries. I chop the figs and add in the morning. Thank you!

  12. Ashley says

    Just tried overnight oats for the first time this morning!! SO GOOD! I have begun my pumpkin kick for the season, some may say it’s too early for pumpkins, but who cares! :) I just moved to AZ from VA and I already miss the beautiful fall colors and pumpkin festivals from back east. Anyways…I substituted Pumpkin Butter for the peanut butter and added pecans – the result = autumn in a jar!

    I also just recently discovered your blog and LOVE it! Will be making more of your recipes soon!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ah, thanks Ashlely! So glad you’re enjoying the recipes so far. These overnight oats are among my favorite breakfast recipes!

  13. Dhruv Sehgal says

    Hi Dana,

    Thanks for the recipe. I am constantly working so need a quick breakfast fix. Just one question – i don’t have to cook the oats before putting them in?

  14. Ann says

    It is 3:20 a.m. and I just discovered your Minimalist Baker blog. I just started chemotherapy for breast cancer and am having a really rough time. I have realized two things, the thought of meat turns my stomach and I need plenty of protein, fiber and easy to digest healthy food. What to do; chia seeds, legumes and nut butters! Your Overnight Chia Seed Pudding recipe looks amazing, as does your Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. I plan to try both these recipes. I have barely begun to scratch the surface of your blog, but had to take the time to send this email before looking over more recipes.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ann, I am so glad you’ve found a little solace here. I hope you LOVE the recipes, especially this one. It’s been one of my favorite oat recipes to date. I’ve had several relatives endure cancer, one with breast cancer, so I sympathize with what you must be feeling. A little food always brings comfort. Take heart and we’re sending you hugs! xo, Dana

    • Maria karmina says

      Hi there, I used fresh cows milk from the mor ings milking and it was great! Dana said use any milk you can get your hands on!

  15. Brooke of Passport Couture says

    This sounds like a great recipe that’s simple but tasty! I can’t wait to try it out. Love that it’s vegan.

  16. Maria karmina says

    I wasn’t sure what to do about the almond milk and the chia seeds because we can’t get those things here on the ranch in the small town in Mexico that I live in. So, I wrote to Dana and she said use any milk you can get your hands on and just omit the chia seeds or use flax seeds instead. So, I used fresh cows milk from the mornings milking and just omitted the chia seeds, and this was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I had tried overnight oats once before about 15 years ago and it was nothing but sugar and milk and oats and very thin and just disgusting. This was nothing like that was. This was thick, and rich and creamy and full of flavor and the peanut butter was the perfect addition to the whole thing! I made 2 double serving glasses and my husband and I were both scraping our glasses down to the last drop of oats and creamy peanut butter! We will definately have this at least once a week or more at our house! Can’t wait to try it again and with other fruit combos, like chopped apples, mangos, papayas orr chopped dates and maybe add some chopped walnuts or pecans…the combinations could be endless!! Thanks so much Dana, we needed a deliciously satisfying and simple breakfast that was cold, to lighten up our wake up to the hot hot Mexican sun mornings.

  17. Lisa says

    Hi! I was so excited to try it last night and then realized I was totally out of oats! I ended up making it with chia seeds instead and it still turned out pretty tasty! Thanks!

  18. Megan Hansen says

    I usually hate overnight oats! This is the BEST version i’ve found. Seriously so good. I’ve had it for breakfast the past 4 days.

    I’m really liking it with cinnamon.


  19. Pineapple_jojo says

    Fantastic recipe! I subbed out PB for almond butter and added some frozen raspberries, so delicious! Thank you!

  20. Nicole says

    I am a new mom and can’t tell you how actually helpful and wonderful this recipe is. I now make 2 jars every 2 nights and it has made a big difference. Eating something that can sustain me for a few hours at least has become so important. I’m not sure if this is unrealistic but I’d love to hear if you have ideas for lunches or suppers that also can be made the night before in mason jars! In my dream life, this includes avocados and cheese… but I am curious and hopeful about any ideas you have!

  21. Gabby says

    Greetings from Paris! I’m putting this on the breakfast menu for my four kids starting September. Two which are vegan, two which are not. I love finding recipes that bluff them. “This is vegan?!” – YES! Simply delicious!

  22. Lucy says

    Made this last night and today I tried it and they are SO good! Also I’ve never had overnight oats before just regular cooked version and I’m so glad this was my first try. Going to be making these often. Really great too because I have two little boys same age as your Sis and they keep me busy. Thank you for the tasty recipe!

  23. Ariela says

    This recipe sounds great and I’ll definitely have to try it out soon. I have one question though – do the calories in nutrition information include the toppings (such as a banana)?

  24. Maria says

    Hi there, I live in mexico in a tiny village about 4 hours from a city large enough to find almond milk. And chia seeds? Not happening…what t can I use for substitutes?

  25. Robin says

    This recipe is SO excellent. I’m horrible about all things breakfast – making it, eating it, planning for it… ugh. This is so easy to put together, and the results are amaaaazing. The best part is that all you have to do is pull it out of the fridge in the morning. Thank you Dana!

  26. Sara says

    I’m new to overnight oats but with three kids and a job I NEED to try them. This recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! I have two questions: can I substitute honey for maple syrup and what size mason jar do I use?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yes you can sub honey, and the mason jars I use are actually ones I’ve recycled from the store. But the smaller the better!

  27. Molly says

    I don’t have time to comment on all your recipes that I love but I have never had overnight oats before today. Oh my gosh. This was delish!!!! You nailed it once again. This is why your recipes are a breakfast, lunch and dinner staple at our house. THANKYOU.

  28. Nan says

    Made these with steel cut oats and they were awesome. I have made overnight oats before but the PB put these over the top!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Nan. We are so glad you enjoyed these! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Em. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  29. Ellen says

    Had this recipe waiting for me this morning! I’ve tried many overnight oat renditions and I have to say- this is by far my favorite! Thanks so much!

  30. Valentina @Hortus says

    I’d love to try this! I live in Italy and there aren’t many options for peanut butter here (I only see the crappy Skippy), but there’s a shop selling organic peanuts so I wanted to try and make my own butter. Meanwhile, I’m pinning this! :D

    • Alison says

      Came across your website recently when looking for a Chia pudding recipe made yours and loved it. Now making these overnight oats for breakfast tomorrow and judging by the small teaspoon I just sampled it’s going to be fabulous. Two for two. Thanks for your easy yet tasty recipes, I’ll be trying lots more in the coming weeks.

  31. Tara says

    I am obsessed with your blog! All your recipes look amazing. Just put my oats in the fridge for tomorrow. Love that I already have on hand many of the ingredients you use. I will definitely keep following!

  32. Sarah says

    I love overnight oats and I often top them with peanut or almond butter, but I love the idea of mixing it right in the night before instead so the oats can soak up all that flavor. Will definitely be trying this!

  33. Adriana says

    Thanks for this recipe, it was delicious! My older daughter just started classes and she has to leave before 7am ? so this is just perfect. I used half sunflower seed and half almond butter, it was really goood!!

  34. Andrea says

    I love all your recipes, and make the peanut butter cup balls almost every week for breakfast. Just curious, can I sub soy milk in instead of almond milk? I have a huge thing of soy I bought yesterday & would love to make this tonight!


  35. Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness says

    I’m with you Dana – I rarely do overnight oats but for a while there I was doing them all the time. How lovely to have a sister! I’m an only child and after lots of pregnancy issues, it looks like mine will be an only too. This recipe reminds me of one I did while I was camping over the July 4th holiday. Instead of soaking the rolled oats I added chia, almond butter and almond milk in the morning right into the rolled oats and made a cereal. It was delicious! Thanks for reminding me of that recipe. I might just have to make it again and post it!

  36. Sophie | The Green Life says

    Sisters are the best. And overnight oats are just so awesome too! :)
    I haven’t made them in a while, but now you’re just making me want to get back to it asap! These look gorgeous!

  37. Donna says

    That looks fabulous. Dr. BN Reddy told me that he fixed oats every night for breakfast. I thought it sounded horrible–I’m not sure what he added to his, but this definitely looks like something I’d like. Seriously, peanut butter and oats, how can you go wrong. Thanks for the recipe my beautiful niece.

  38. Jess says

    So glad the rest of us out here can benefit from your good sister-ness! Somehow I totally missed the boat on the overnight oats trend, but I think you should bring it back strong – these look so amazing. (P.S. Just returned to KC and was thinking of you former KC dwellers – bummed we missed you!)

  39. Rebeca says

    I LOVE overnight oats! Mainly because I get up and breakfast is ready, which is a huge bonus in my book. I don’t know why I’ve never had them with nut butter though – must change that! I’m not a fan of peanut butter, but I made cashew butter with cinnamon and vanilla and I think it’ll work great. Breakfast tomorrow.

  40. Stasja says

    How did I not know about your blog? Everything just looks incredible! And especially this, cause I’m in love with peanut butter.

  41. Joanna says

    Confession. Yes, that’s true. Only the other day I tried chia seeds. They’ve been everywhere. Everytime I opened my computer- they were there. Magazines- there. Shop- there. That’s why I did not want to try them…because I thought they were just another super healthy, soon to be forgotten things. And day..i bought some chia seeds…and that’s it. I’m lost! they are great! At the moment I’m just trying all the recipes out so this one is added to my vast collection of chia craziness! Ciao! :)

  42. Lucero Ramirez says

    Thank you! I was just finishing mixing the milk with the peanut butter when I realized I didn’t have any oats left! So I added amaranth insted. This morning the result was amazing! So good. I’ll try it again with the oats though.

  43. Viky says

    I saw this recipe yesterday on your blog and tried it

    immediately because I had all the ingredients at home. It was so good! Thanks for sharing.

  44. Olivia says

    Literally just finished making this and then sat down to scroll through new blog posts and saw this. I made mine in a nearly empty peanut butter jar (which means not a drop of peanut butter will be wasted) and added almond extract.

  45. Gluten Free Babe says

    The pictures are incredible. I have been making my own almond butter – so I think I will use this to replace the PB. thank you Dana!

  46. Charlie says

    I keep hearing about these chia seeds and overnight oats – I feel like I might be missing out. The thing is, I don’t mind making oatmeal in the morning, I even kind of like it! Are overnight oats the same creamy texture as regular oatmeal just cold? I’m tempted to just go for it to see what this jar of oats is all about…

    P.S. I made your 1-bowl Nutella banana bread but with gluten and dairy since it isn’t a problem for me, just posted on my blog and I LOVE the recipe, thanks for the inspiration!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      The texture is similar, but a little different. So glad you enjoyed the banana bread!

  47. mila furman says

    Dana these look soo yummy! I recently converted to a plant based life style and I am loving LOVING it. So glad I found your blog :)

  48. Kim Moore says

    You are such a beautiful soul! I love your simple recipes…..especially when they’re so very easy to make. I’ve tried this recipe and it’s super duper delicious!!!! Thank you and have a blessed and peace full day!!!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Old fashioned rolled oats. If gluten free, the oats should be gluten free. Otherwise, non-gluten free is fine!

  49. Jessie Snyder | Faring Well says

    Aw you are so sweet about your sis! And making her these overnight oats. Just love it. This variation looks mighty tasty – I’ve just jumped on the overnight oats bandwagon recently and will have to give these a go! Hope you two are having a killer summer – still dreaming about your book to be out soon (!!!) – hugs xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      ha! Yes, you remembered the cook. Currently in layout, then final edits and BOOM – into the world! thanks for the love, friend!

  50. Joanna says

    oh my, oh my,

    This look truly amazing, it’s like all my favourite things in one nifty little jar! Stick a lid on it and it’s breakfast to go too.

  51. Jackie says

    Can’t wait to have this for breakfast tomorrow. Wanted to have peanut butter in my overnight oats so now I know.

  52. Sarah | Well and Full says

    What you wrote about your sister is so sweet! I think she’s really lucky to have a sister like you, especially one that can cook! These oats are perfect for anyone who’s busy/on the go. And I love that they have so much protein!! :)

  53. Ashley says

    YUM X 10! I used to make overnight oats all of the time when I had dairy in my diet. This looks fantastic and I will be making this week. I usually put slices of 1/2 banana in there as well and will try almond butter! Thanks for the great idea!

  54. Destiny says

    I am droooooling! I cannot wait to make this. I absolutely love this blog! Keep the great recipes coming please!!!

  55. Lisa Valinsky says

    Love the simplicity of this! I love making overnight oats in the summer…I’ll try subbing in rice milk or coconut milk this summer. (I’m allergic to almonds.)

  56. Maddy @ The Sweetest Beet says

    Ahh, absolutely can’t wait to try this. I’m heading back to college in the fall, I’ll be a sophomore, and easy, on-the-go breakfasts like these are perfect. I wonder if a bit of fresh raspberry jam swirled in would be yummy… I’ll have to do some research :)

  57. Abby says

    Ohhh, these oats look delicious, Dana! I’m a huge oatmeal fan, and will be adding this to my list of breakfasts to try, like, ASAP.
    And I have two younger brothers… neither of whom would eat oatmeal in a billion, trillion years. ;)

    • Cheri says

      Dana- oopsy!!! I was making my own concoction & ran across your recipe trying to figure out the almond milk to oats ratio but used steel cut oats will it work???

      • Pam says

        Hello! I tried steel cut since that’s what I had on hand (and they are healthier), but it definitely kept the integrity of the oat. I read that the rolled oats did too, but the steel cut didn’t really soften, and since they are smaller, I think there was more “oats”, so I’d try a little more milk. Mine was still delicious with the same ratio. I topped with a banana to make it a little softer. :)

        • Julie Soulliere says

          Wanted to try this recipe with steel cut oats – I think they taste so much better and def healthier. Glad to hear that they will work!!

  58. Tania says

    How long will these stay fresh? I’m double lazy (don’t like mornings and don’t like night-before prep work) so can I make a lot and have it throughout the week?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think they’d keep for up to three days, then the texture and flavor would start to diminish. Hope that helps!

    • Cassy says

      Actually, I suggest prepping all your mason jars for the week with differing variations. make the first 2 with liquids and leave the others sitting out without liquids as a reminder to add liquids the night before. then you can always just add hot water instead if you realize you forgot the night before or add liquids and eat for dinner.

      option 2: put nuts and dried fruits on bottom, add liquid, and put oats on top for all week mason jars. turn over the jar you want to each the next day each night. will Not be too soggy then. best to use hard or containers that are taller and thinner for this option.

      best oats wishes!

  59. Sydney | Modern Granola says

    Oh my goodness. Yes. This is my life right now. Except that every morning I find I’m craving an epic bowl of overnight oats only to realize that I never prepared them the night before. So warm oats it is. I need a flashing neon sign above my bed to remind me to make this before I drift off! This looks so darn delicious!
    xx Sydney

  60. Samantha @ThePlantedVegan says

    I love overnight oats, especially for quick on the go breakfasts when school starts. Awesome recipe!

  61. Taylor says

    If you want to go totally all natural I typically sweeten mine with date paste or 2 finely chopped dates (if you’re to lazy for date paste like me). If you just give it a good vigorous stir in the morning your all good to go. Peanut butter overnight oats is love<3

  62. Anne says

    Oh my this looks amazing!!! I love oats and cold ones sound absolutely amazing during the summer. School’s starting soon so this will definitely be making an appearance. It looks like the kind of breakfast that’ll actually make me want to get up!

  63. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry says

    Overnight oats makes life SO much easier with kids. I love oatmeal in the winter, but I love overnight in the summer!

  64. Kristina says

    Oh my, is this a healthy breakfast or a dessert? Nothing beats a banana and PB combo.
    Definitely going to try it tonight!


  65. Celeste @TheWholeServing says

    It’s been a while since I’ve had overnight oats, I think it’s time I have it again. This looks amazing.

  66. Laura @ RYG says

    I have kids the same age as your sister and when they sleep till 7 a.m., I feel like a million bucks. Like I hit the jackpot. They get up….for the day at….between 5:30 and 6 a.m. And they expect me to be alert and perky at 5:30 a.m. and hurry up and get dressed and make breakfast. This is an awesome option for moms at home or moms on the go who have to leave early. Thanks! And everyone loves Peanut Butter, right (unless you are allergic).

  67. Brittany says

    This recipe is right up my alley and looks amazing!! LOVE the peanut butter swirl. Now I’m kind of sad I didn’t prep any overnight oats last night.

    Thanks for the link love. <3

    • Danielle Haley Lefebvre says

      As someone who doesn’t naturally like the consistency of oatmeal, do you have any suggestions for making this a bit crunchier? I made this recipe last night and the taste is fantastic. Could I perhaps cut down the almond milk? Or maybe I just need to add granola?

      • Yvonne Castro says

        You could add granola but that would make your calorie count spike up. Instead of soaking it overnight, you could prepare it and eat it right away. It would have more of a cereal consistency rather than mush

      • Jennifer says

        Danielle, I made this recipe Using organic steel cut oats instead, because that is what I had on hand. It was crunchy, kind of reminded me of grape nuts cereal!

      • Anonymous says

        If you do not mind it being hot I warm mine up for a minute or two and it creates a crust like top

      • Ana says

        Try using steel cut oats! They will soften up after Day 1 but I love the texture they provide. Also you can try adding crunchy peanut butter in place of almond or regular creamy peanut butter. Delicious!