Yesterday in the USA was a national holiday. It was National Peanut Butter day. So what better week to share this delicious recipe that has quite literally changed my mornings.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I can’t get enough of this gooey, salty, sweet goodness. I even ran a poll on my “Instagram stories” in which 98% of you voted in favour of me sharing this recipe.
It’s January and that means you want to treat yourself but you want to eat clean, feel organised and make better choices for your health. Cue a bowl of these bad boy oats. They are quite literally a guilt free alternative to eating a packet of Reese’s peanut butter cups with your morning cuppa! Are they a low-calorie option? No. What they are is an incredibly comforting, filling, wholesome and nutritious breakfast that will keep you full for way longer than anything you’re eating right now.
One serving and I’m so satisfied, I don’t look for anything to snack on and can honestly say that I don’t even think about eating again for a good 5/6 hours (unheard of for me, more than 3 hours without a snack and I suffer severe Hanger, so bad that I should be accompanied with a public health warning. My poor husband usually has to carry treats to keep the attacks at bay).
How to make Banana & Peanut Butter Overnight Oats:
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: nil (refrigerate overnight)
This recipe makes 6 servings – one for every working day (and a bonus serve for any lucky Husbands/Partners/Sisters/Brothers/Mothers/roomates etc)
- 3x cups rolled oats. Make sure these are traditional and NOT quick oats
- 3x tbsp honey or maple syrup (I prefer the honey option, but maple is a suitable vegan alternative)
- 3x tbsp Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy depending on preference- I use smooth)
- 1x tsp Ground nuts (personal choice)
- 3x tsp Flax Seeds
- 3x tsp chia seeds
- 3x cups unsweetened almond milk
Fresh banana & chocolate chips optional extras to serve.
If you want to adjust the amount of servings, simply reduce the quantities of everything by 1- except the ground nuts- keep them at 1 tsp (2x of everything makes 4 servings, 1 of everything makes 2 servings).
Making the oats:
Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl (excluding the banana and chocolate chips). Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
Transfer into smaller bowls, leaving room for toppings. Cover loosely with clingfilm & return to the fridge overnight.
Can be eaten warm or cold.
My husband enjoys his cold with sliced banana and toasted coconut on top.
I prefer warmed (only requires a very short blast in the microwave, it shouldn’t be HOT as this makes the oats too thick!) with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and then I add fresh banana.