I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled with finding the perfect weekday breakfast. I get up pretty early, and if I do not eat something substantial my whole day pretty much goes downhill. I was on a smoothie kick for a while (like, an entire year), but I have found something that keeps me full way longer – oatmeal. Bonus: you prep this the night before, so it is ready to go in the morning.
I originally started with a recipe from the Skinnytaste cookbook (if you do not own this, you should). After her PB&J oats rocked my world for a while I began experimenting with other mix-ins and came upon this beautiful combo. I am a huge fan of anything peanut butter and banana. When I heat these oats in the morning, they are as magical as something I am eating before 7 a.m. can be.
They’re pretty good after 7 a.m. too.
PB-Banana Overnight Oats
- 1/4 c. old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. unsweetened* almond milk
- 1 packet Stevia*
- 1/2 banana, diced
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
Combine all of the above ingredients except the peanut butter in a microwave-safe container. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you are ready to eat, heat for about 1 – 1 1/2 minutes, stir in peanut butter, and enjoy.
I do hear that you can eat this stuff cold, but that just isn’t my style.
*If you only have sweetened almond milk, lose the sweetener. I have no idea what would happen if you used regular cow’s milk as far as the sweetener goes, so let me know if you try it!