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:

Creamy
Hearty
Perfectly (& naturally) sweet
Peanut buttery
Satisfying
& 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!

Into oats? Try these Recipes!

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
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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

Ingredients

OATS

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

*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. Ash says

    Made this last night as my introduction to using chia seeds and I absolutely loved it as did my husband! I will make it again for sure especially for my early morning shifts as it’s so easy to prepare the night before and then just grab it in the morning! I made it as per the recipe but am thinking of trying it with banana next time instead of the peanut butter just for something different. Loved it as is though!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Ash. We are so glad you and your husband 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

  2. Enthusiastic Juliette says

    Wow, that was just amazing! Feels like having a healthy Snickers bar for breakfast, only a million times better. Perfect taste and so comforting after a good morning run! Anyway I have a big crush on peanut butter, and it really gives all it has in this recipe :) Can’t wait for your next overnight oats recipe!

  3. Aryn says

    Very tasty for my first attempt at overnight oats. I would agree with another comment that I would probably lessen the amount of peanut butter just a little since it is super peanut buttery (not that it’s a bad thing). If you love peanut butter, this is great, if you like it like I do maybe knock off a tsp of the peanut butter in there. I will definitely be making this again and be using it as my base for future overnight oat experiments.

  4. Virginia says

    I can’t believe that cinnamon hasn’t been mentioned for this recipe. Back off on the maple, and add 1/2 tsp to 3/4 tsp cinnamon. Even raisins.

  5. DeeAnna says

    This is an awesome recipe! I made it as written and it was delicious but I have starting substituting the peanut/almond butter with pb fit powder. They both work well I just prefer the powder. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, DeeAnna. 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

  6. Kate says

    Hi

    Thanks so much for this recipe it looks great, can I ask would you recommend this recipe as something to eat daily when you are trying to lose weight?

    Or would it be better as a treat for the weekend?

    Any advice would be very gratefully received thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      That depends on your activity level and body type. For someone who is very active this is good. But for someone with an office job doing a lot of sitting, maybe something lighter would be better. You could even scale back on the peanut butter if you’re wanting less fat/calories.

  7. Tiffany says

    I made this with chocolate pb powder instead of regular pb. I added 1/2 tbsp cocoa nibs and 2 tbsp golden raisins. It was soooo good. Like so good that it became light night oats instead of overnight oats!

  8. Brandon says

    How can you increase the amount of protein in this dish without increasing the number of calories? I already use high protein almond milk, but I’m looking to boost the protein a little bit more. Also, I don’t want to use whey protein

  9. nathan says

    absolutely fantastic!!! i’m a triathlete and needed something filling, nutritious and easy for the mornings between training sessions and work. holy smokes!! i can’t get enough!

  10. Kelsey says

    This recipe was amazing! Life changing really. I had it for the first time this morning – it reminded me of drinking a peanut butter milk shake! I left out the chia seeds because I’m out and added some cinnamon. I will definitely be making this all the time!

  11. Lauren says

    This oatmeal is delicious. This is the first time I tried making overnight oats and we love it. My 18 month old tears it up! It’s so easy in the morning too because it’s already done! Thank you for another great recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for sharing, Lydia. 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

  12. Nancy says

    In the process of making this and putting in fridge, my 6 & 8 yr old asked to try a bite.. Needless to say it ended up replacing their lunch. We actually prefer eating right away versus having it sit overnight. Si instead, I mix my dry ingredients and have them ready for adding almond milk and other additions in the morning, or I suppose you could do vice versa ..

  13. Julie says

    Ok, this was just amazing! My first try with overnight oats and it didn’t disappoint! I will be making this a lot, and trying other “flavors” with it!

  14. Camilla says

    My husband wanted me to eat something other than yoghurt and berries for breakfast for a while, just to get some variation nutrition wise, but yoghurt and berries are so easy and I had such a hard time coming up with something easy to eat and quick to make without added sugar.

    Well, this recipe is just about perfect. I leave out the sweetener since I use organic cows milk which has a sweet taste in and by itself since it contains natural sugars and serve it with strawberries or bananas. I do add a little extra milk to make it a bit less stiff, but overall, perfect.

    I think my husband will start complaining about how I only eat overnight oats now. :P

  15. Chris says

    These oats are amazing! I skipped the chia seeds because I didn’t have any, subbed half mushed banana for the maple syrup and used only 1tbsp PB (mainly to cut down on calories) and the oats came out sweet enough for me and great!! Thanks again Dana for all the great ideas!

  16. Hope says

    I make this almost every morning now and I’m lost when I forget to make it the night before. Thanks for a great start to my day!

  17. Lottielulu says

    These are great. I now have one a day as a meal substitute. They are filling and tasty. I prefer a looser texture so have upped the milk ratio to chai seeds. After some variations, my favourite is:

    Soya milk – half a large wine glass.
    Oats – tablespoon.
    Teaspoon of chai seeds
    2 x teaspoons of flax seeds.
    Dash of maple syrup.
    Dash of vanilla.
    Tablespoon of chopped nuts.
    Tablespoon of peanut butter.
    2 x teaspoons of cacao powder.
    All topped with slices of banana.

  18. Denise says

    My first time making overnight oats and my first time on your site. The recipe is quick and delicious (not a fan of chia so left that out)! Nice surprise, will be back to check out more recipes.

  19. Elizabeth says

    I made these last night and enjoyed them at work this morning, delicious! I went for the almond butter option and it turned out wonderfully. A great option for those 7am meeting mornings….

  20. Lauren says

    I have eaten this for breakfast almost every day since I first saw this recipe two months ago. My partner tried it too, and now we both eat it. I love that it keeps me full until lunch! I was a chronic mid-morning snacker until this came along. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Lauren. 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

  21. Angela says

    Thank you so so much for this recipe. It’s been my favorite go-to breakfast for about 6 months. For 3 months, I went super low carb (don’t do it) and cut out oatmeal from my diet. Of all the things I could miss, this was what I missed most! I’m back to eating good-for-you carbs, but I’ve gotten the honey down to 1/2 tsp, which I still find perfectly sweet. :)

  22. Abby says

    Just put these in the fridge!! First attempt at over night oats. I added a pinch of salt and cinnamon… It reminds me of your pb granola (which I love and make monthly). I may have taken a couple bites of it before I put it in the fridge! Tastes awesome already!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I would think so, but I haven’t tried it that way. Let me know if you give it a try!

  23. Fiona says

    This was sooo good, thank you! I’ve made another version but didn’t care for it. I think I liked this one because of the salty peanut butter. I use natural peanut butter so I added salt and that made all the difference!

    • Fiona says

      I find steel cut oats need a longer cooking time so I don’t think they’d be soft enough in overnight oats.

  24. Akanksha says

    Hey Dana,
    So excited about this recipe, I’m finally going to dare and ice healthy so fingers crossed
    XX

  25. Elisheva says

    This recipe gave me the courage to try overnight oats (because I know your recipes are always good). I’d been really wary of them because the thought of eating cold gloppy oats just wasn’t appealing, but I was looking for new high-protein breakfast ideas. So I made this, with sliced banana on the top which I mixed in in the morning, and it was delicious! I grabbed it and took it to work and ate it at my desk, so it had lost a little bit of the chill before eating, and it was not icky at all. This gave me the courage to play around with overnight oats. For this morning I did 1/4 cup coconut “yogurt”, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup oats, dash of vanilla, 2 Tb almond butter, 1 Tb maple syrup, 1 Tb chia seeds. Blueberries on top, mixed in this morning. Delicious, and 18 (!!) grams of protein. So happy to have found an easy, tasty, protein-rich breakfast. (My version did have like 570 calories, which is fine for me but might be too much for breakfast for some people.)

  26. Katelyn says

    Amazing!!! It was my first overnight oats attempt and I have to say I was a little skeptical. All the flavors worked so perfectly together and I’m already thinking of new recipes I could try. Thank you!!!!

  27. Nicole says

    I’m not a huge peanut butter person but my boyfriend is so I figured I’d give these a try. I’m so glad I did – I love these! I also really like how filling they are. I easily make it to lunchtime without getting hungry (doesn’t happen with other breakfasts).
    Thanks for this amazing recipe!

  28. Jen says

    First time I’ve tried overnight oats and certainly won’t be the last!! So easy and tasty!! This will be a regular recipe in my house! I topped mine with banana and blueberries.
    Thoroughly enjoyed!!!

  29. Rachel says

    These were delicious and so easy! I made them a few times a couple of months ago and now my husband keeps asking me to make them again so we can enjoy them for breakfast. I didn’t have almond milk this morning and was craving this, so I just made some oatmeal and added all natural peanut butter, a tiny bit of maple syrup, cocoa powder and chia seeds with some raspberries on top. YUM!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Rachel We are so glad you and your husband 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

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Valerie. 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

  30. Maria says

    I’ve just made this and they are now chillin’ in the fridge waiting for tomorrow. I used cashew butter instead of peanut and used chocolate soy milk instead of almond. I forgot myself though and added maple syrup (which I was going to drop since I used chocolate soy milk) so I’m afraid it might be a little too sweet… Tomorrow will tell….

  31. John says

    I love this recipe! I added honey and topped it of with granolas and bananas.. It is so delicious! Thank you so much for this recipe. Definitely making it again :)

  32. Steph says

    Wow! I have always wanted to try overnight oats and the other day all the stars lined up right so I managed to put them together….Yummmmmm….. these are delicious! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!

  33. Amy DesLauriers says

    This recipe tastes good and is really easy but there was too much peanut butter for me personally. Next time I will try half the PB and maybe mashing up a banana in it instead. This is the first time I have tried overnight oats though and I really like the texture and Having cold oatmeal. Will be experimenting more for sure!

  34. Sonal says

    This was delicious! Even my 2 year old LOVED it. So easy to make and saves us so much time in the morning. No more spending forever trying to figure out what to make for breakfast, and a nice change from the usual eggs.

  35. Ariela says

    This looks amazing but we are a peanut free house (for some taste, for other allergies). Is there anything that would work that isn’t peanut or a peanut substitute? Silly question, sorry!

    • Maria says

      I would think any other nut butter would work. I use cashew butter because I don’t like the taste of peanut.

  36. Andrea says

    This looks amazing, thanks for sharing! Also, my name is Andrea and I have a younger sister named Dana… I’ve never heard of another sibling duo with our names, such a neat surprise!

  37. Tina says

    This was so delicious. I am mother of 4 my youngest a three-month-old and A 2 year old. I barely have time to make myself breakfast. Lately this overnight oatmeal has really hit the spot. It is delicious healthy and so yummy in my tummy. And last but not least it’s fast to make and very fulfilling. I even make it for my husband in the mornings before he heads off to work. He’s constantly in a rush so this is definitely something he likes. He grabs it and takes it along with him to work. I asked them so how was it? his eyes were so big and he said this was delicious. Now I make it for him almost every morning. I must try!!?????

  38. Tessa says

    I alternate between this recipe and your “favourite green smoothie” for breakfast! I love it! I have your sweet potato and roasted chickpea salad or buddah bowl for lunch frequently, and have tried all your soups, stews and casseroles. I make your hummus weekly, and your tahini dressing is an absolute staple in my diet.

    To sum it up…basically my entire diet comes from minimalist baker! Your website is bookmarked on my computer.

    You’re amazing!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! We are so glad you enjoy our recipes, Tessa! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

    • Amy DesLauriers says

      Yes I did. It works but makes it really sticky. If you go that route you will likely want to add more milk before or after heating!

    • SHELI says

      i just mine (in a glass jar) in a bowl of boiling water for a few minutes- like heating up a baby’s bottle. Worked well for a wintery morning

  39. Kathy says

    I love this recipe! I had a ton of oatmeal in stock (both long cooking and steel cut) and the overnight oats concept is finally getting me to eat the stuff (I always buy for health and never eat because I never liked the traditional cooking method -blah). I tend to make 2-3 days worth of this recipe so that I have several mornings worth of breakfast I can eat at my desk. Yum

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Kathy. 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

  40. Andrea says

    I have tried a few different recipes for over night oats and this wins my vote! I did a little less maple syrup and added more fruit on top and…..yummmmmmmmmy! So glad I found this and I will be sending this to my busy , mother of 2.5 kiddos, sister as well as a few running friends that “need their protein” after workouts! Thanks!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Andrea. 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

  41. Kristina says

    This was delicious! And so quick/easy to make! Thank you for the recipe. My husband even loved it, and he is not usually a fan of overnight oats. I followed the recipe exactly and even topped with a few banana slices before I put in the fridge to make it completely grab and go before work. Turned out great. Will definitely keep this in our quick & easy breakfast line up. Love it!

  42. Lori says

    Oh my gosh. I’m so sad I ate it so quickly. I couldn’t even savor it. I’m new to the overnight oats world, but this is the best recipe by far. I topped mine with banana slices and scarfed it down. So freakin good.

  43. Erin says

    I finally made this and it is so yummy and satisfying! I wasn’t starving an hour after eating it. I added a little vanilla extract and a few “Enjoy Life” mini chocolate chips along with banana slices! It was just as good as cookie dough!!

  44. Francie says

    How have I not discovered your website and this recipe before now! This breakfast made Monday morning tolerable today!!!
    Huge thanks from New Zealand ❤️

  45. reluctantalexis says

    This is so yummy-I crave it in the morning! I was worried that it would not be filling enough (as you note the images are mostly a double recipe), but I was very full and satisfied! I make it with original soy milk (more protein).
    Thanks for another great recipe and a big time-saver!

  46. Carrie says

    I’ve tried a few overnight oats recipes and this one is by far my favorite. The proportions are perfect, the chia seeds add a lovely texture, and the peanut butter swirls in each bite…come on. Delicious!!

  47. Amanda says

    Hello, definitely going to make this tonight (for tomorrow)! So excited because I absolutely love everything in this jar! Thank you for sharing :)

    • Cassandra says

      I just did! I don’t think they are as soft and chewy as rolled oats but not bad. I added more milk in the morning and a banana on top.

  48. Edmonde says

    The PB overnight oats was delicious!!! Can wait to try out more recipes!! Fast you don’t have to make breakfast it’s already done.

  49. Kathleen says

    OMG!! I just found your site and signed up for emails and I am so anxious to check your recipes and tips out! The PB overnight oats sounds amazing and can’t wait to try! We just got into the overnight oats a few months ago and enjoy it on an almost every day basis! We love the creamscicle , Eggnog, and many many others and to find a PB one is awesome! Thank you so very much for this and all to come! Kathy

  50. Ashley says

    Oh my goodness! This is my very first over night oats.. (i know it sounds like I’ve lived under a rock for awhile) BUT I don’t do breakfast too well. I eat very well but tend to stick to shakes/smoothies most breakfasts. I just made two small jars of these though and can not wait to try them in the morning! Thanks for the easy and delicious idea :)

  51. Mara says

    I don’t normally comment on recipes, but this one will change my life! At least, as breakfast is concerned. ;) This is one great website!

  52. EM says

    The best! I added some oat bran, coconut butter, and raisins and substituted almond butter and cashew butter for the peanut butter and they are absolutely delectable! I have been having them everyday for lunch at work; I’m addicted. Thank you!

  53. Bianca says

    YUM! It turned out delish and I loved having the swirls of peanut butter throughout! I didn’t use natural peanut butter, so mine was probably a little sweeter than the recipe would yield, but IMO it was still really good! I ended up getting full before I finished it, so I saved it in the fridge & decided to see how it would hold up for the next morning. I am happy to report it tastes just as good – in fact, I warmed it up a little bit and I think I liked it EVEN BETTER than day 1! This recipe is so easy and the options to modify it are kind of endless! Thanks, Dana!

  54. Amanda says

    I had this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! I used plain soy milk and agave instead of the almond milk and maple syrup since soy has more protein that almond and agave is a slower digesting sugar than maple. However, I wish I’d checked the nutritional information before I made it. With a tablespoon of agave, maple syrup, or brown sugar, you have almost an entire day’s worth of sugar at breakfast. If I make this again I’ll use stevia to cut that down. Just thought I’d give the heads up to anyone who is like me and needs to watch their sugar.

  55. Rachel says

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and just made it for this morning and it is SO delicious! I used almond butter and hemp milk as substitutes and it turned out to be so yummy. Thank you!

      • Heather says

        I was skeptical about cold oatmeal, but it’s my second day of peanut butter overnight oats for breakfast because IT IS AMAZING. I wake up early and usually run out the door with coffee, yogurt, maybe some fruit, and then am starving by mid morning. No more! I used steel cut oats and doubled the almond milk–softens them enough and I like the chewiness. Thank you!

  56. Elle says

    These are amazing!! Even my picky foodie husband was raving about them. I had to use flax seeds since the store was sold out of chia- they were pretty great in there- added a little crunch! I also threw in a little granola with raw almonds… So yum! Defintely will be sharing this recipe with friends. Thanks so much!

  57. beca says

    It’s a re-do!! Love it. I’m up early on go to hospital I look forward to my break for my overnight oats holds MI all day . I love this site and my family loves more cuz I cook from it. Added cloves and nutmeg cinnamon was so good heaven . Health is wealth .

  58. Katie says

    This sounds amazing, but I have maybe a strange question. I am doing a Daniel fast in January and it says no sweets of any kind including honey. Do you think this would still turn out okay without the honey. I would definitely top with banana since I make a hot pb/banana oatmeal already. thanks for your advice. :)

  59. Tara says

    Great recipe! Thank you! This was my first time making or eating Overnight Oats. I thought your recipe was the perfect amount of sweetness, and I loved the Peanut Butter for additional protein. The additional Chia seeds for added nutrition… extra bonus! Your sister is lucky to have you!

  60. Tiffany says

    I never eat breakfast bc I’m always late (bad habit, I know). I stumbled upon your recipe and tried it with regular milk since I didn’t have almond milk. I brought it to a mandatory class that I was not too happy about but wow, was I SO happy during that class! This was delicious!!! My classmate thought it was amazing too :) I used old-fashioned oats and it was fine. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  61. Jenni says

    I love this recipe and eat this almost every day I run/work out during the week. Not only is this recipe delicious, it is a really hearty and healthy post workout breakfast. Plus it is easy to put together. I really enjoy a banana with my overnight oats- and I do not heat this when I eat it for breakfast.

  62. Aimee says

    I’m about to go make these right now. I looooove overnight oats, so I’m excited.
    Anything that gives me an extra 15 minutes in bed is a winner in my book. And if I want an extra half an hour in bed, I take them to work with me!

  63. Pam says

    By far the best overnight oatmeal I have made. The ratio of ingredients along with the peanut butter is just right. My hubby likes it too. I’ll be my go to recipe for breakfast. Thanks!

  64. Laurie says

    I have just made these for the first time….can’t wait for the morning to try them….thanks for the change from fruit and yogurt…

    • Laurie says

      Ok this was one of the best things I have eaten…. My husband wants me to make him one tomorrow…
      Thanks for the recipe…it is certainly a keeper and one I can see making often

  65. Angel says

    First time ever trying and making overnight oats , and they came out amazing ! Maybe a little too much peanut butter only cuz I’m not a big fan of peanut butter but other than that, it came out amazing !

  66. stephanie says

    THIS IS SOOO AMAZING!! I have had overnight oats but never like this, you just made my day better!! WOW thank you!!!!!!! I cant wait to try as many recipes as I can of yours!!!

  67. Super Natural Veggie says

    Love this! Looks so tasty, and anything with peanut butter in has my vote! I like to add honey and cinnamon to my overnight oats too :)

  68. Kim says

    Love overnight oats!
    I use milk, vanilla yogurt, Peanut butter, oats, Chia seeds, a mashed banana and a touch of cinnamon. Delicious!
    Another good recipe includes oats, milk, Chia seeds, vanilla yogurt, crushed almonds and coconut flakes….so yummy!

      • Kim says

        Use a 1:1:1 ratio when adding the oats, milk and yogurt. 1/3 c or 1/2 c is typically what I use. Then add your other ingredients according to the flavor you are making a little at a time until it’s something you like. I really like PB, so I add around 3 tbsp to mine. You’ll find exactly what you love after a few tries.