Overnight oats are a saving grace for a busy life. All you have to do is combine oats (uncooked), milk, greek yogurt, and protein powder then let them sit overnight. In the morning they are ready to eat. Add your favorite mix-ins to that simple base, double or triple the recipe, and you’ve got breakfast taken care of for the next few days.
As a general rule for overnight oats, use a 1:1:1 ratio of oats to milk and greek yogurt.
These Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats pack in healthy carbohydrates for morning energy (from the oats and fruit), protein for substance (from the yogurt, milk and peanut butter powder), healthy fat for satisfaction (from the yogurt and milk), and a load of vitamins and minerals.
I like to make my oats in individual mason jars so I can just grab them and run out the door, but feel free to double or triple the recipe and make in a large container to serve individually later.
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Prep time: 5 minutes (then let sit overnight)
Makes 1 serving
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup Macromethod approved vanilla greek yogurt (or plain)
- 2 tablespoons PB2 or another powdered peanut butter
- ½ banana, sliced
- Optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1 teaspoon chia seeds (to boost nutrients!) + 1 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips (cuz they’re delish)
1. Mix all ingredients well in a container with a lid.
2. Place in refrigerator overnight. After about 8 hours, your oats are ready to eat!*
*If your oats are too thick in the morning for your liking, just pour a little extra milk over them and re-stir.
About the author: Megan Poczekaj, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Orlando, FL. She owns the private practice, Nutrition Awareness, where she teaches other entrepreneurs how to maximize their productivity and performance with nutrition. She is the author of the book The Optimized Life: A Nutrition Guide for Entrepreneurs and co-host of the Nutrition Awareness Podcast.