If you’re in search of a nutritious, protein-packed start to your day, look no further than these High Protein Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Protein Powder. Overnight oats have long been a favorite for on-the-go breakfasts, and this recipe takes it up a notch. By adding a scoop of protein powder and a generous dollop of peanut butter, these oats transform into a satiating meal that can fuel your morning hustle.
The best part about this easy breakfast recipe is that it’s simple, quick, and you can use any combination of flavors that your heart desires. The versatility of this recipe is what makes it so popular and a favorite among my community of busy moms.
This peanut butter overnight oats recipe is a delicious and nutritious twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly combination. This overnight oats recipe offers a convenient and satisfying breakfast option that can be prepared the night before. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, this breakfast option will keep you full and satisfied until your next meal!
This recipe isn’t just about the protein, though. It’s a delightful combination of wholesome chia seeds, naturally sweet maple syrup, and the fruity burst of strawberries. Each ingredient harmoniously blends together, creating a breakfast that’s as enjoyable as it is healthy. The best part? You can easily customize this recipe to suit your taste buds. So, are you ready to take your breakfast game to the next level? Let’s delve into the recipe!
- Why You’ll Love This overnight oats recipe with peanut butter
- Ingredients For Your Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- How To Make peanut butter overnight oats
- Tips For Making The Best high protein overnight oats
- Popular Substitutions & Additions
- How To Store Leftovers
- Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your peanut butter overnight oats with protein powder Turned Out!
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Why You’ll Love This overnight oats recipe with peanut butter
- Protein-packed: This recipe contains 30 grams of protein, thanks to the combination of rolled oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and protein powder. Protein is essential for building and repairing muscles, keeping you full and satisfied, and supporting many functions in the body.
- Easy to make: The preparation for this recipe is simple and requires minimal effort. Just mix the ingredients together in a jar or container, let it sit overnight, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast ready to enjoy in the morning.
- Classic flavor: This peanut butter overnight oats recipe reminds me PB&J (peanut butter and jelly) is a timeless combination. Even though this combination does not use jelly or jam, I did top it with fresh strawberries to help give it that classic flavor we all know and love.
- Customizable: While this protein overnight oats recipe provides a fantastic base, you can easily customize it to suit your preferences. Feel free to add your favorite toppings like fresh strawberries, peanuts, or any other fruits or nuts you enjoy.
- Nutritious and filling: Overnight oats are known for their nutritional benefits. They are packed with fiber, which aids in digestion and helps keep you feeling full. Oats also provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a wholesome and nourishing breakfast option.
- Convenient and time-saving: By preparing the oats the night before, you save so much time in the morning. This recipe is perfect for busy moms who have busy mornings but still want a nutritious meal without spending much time in the kitchen.
Ingredients For Your Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Rolled oats: These are the main ingredient for the overnight oats. Avoid using quick oats or instant oats as that will change the texture and make it mushy.
- Chia seeds: These tiny seeds are a great source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and various minerals. When mixed with liquid, they create a gel-like consistency that helps thicken the overnight oats. Here is a blog post I wrote about how to eat chia seeds (like a dietitian).
- Maple syrup: This natural sweetener adds a touch of sweetness to the oats. It enhances the overall flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
- Peanut butter: A creamy and flavorful addition to the oats, peanut butter provides richness and a dose of healthy fats and some protein.
- Protein powder: This ingredient boosts the protein content of the overnight oats. Choose a protein powder that suits your dietary needs and preferences. It can be plant-based or animal-based, depending on your preference. Make sure to mix it well.
- Milk: The milk serves as the liquid base for the overnight oats. You can use any type of milk you prefer, such as dairy milk or plant-based alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. I prefer to use lactose-free dairy milk because it is higher in protein than other options.
- Frozen strawberries: These berries add a fruity and slightly tart flavor to the oats. They also release their juices as they thaw, infusing the oats with a sweet and refreshing taste.
- Toppings: use any toppings you like. I added fresh strawberries and peanuts to mine!
How To Make peanut butter overnight oats
In a jar or container, combine the rolled oats and chia seeds.
Add the maple syrup and peanut butter to the oats and chia mixture. You can adjust the amount of peanut butter based on your preference.
Add the protein powder to the jar and pour in the milk of your choice.
Stir all the ingredients together until well combined. Add the frozen strawberries to the mixture. You can chop them into smaller pieces if desired.
Cover the jar or container and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4-6 hours to allow the oats to soften and the flavors to meld together.
In the morning, give your peanut butter overnight oats a good stir. If the consistency is too thick, you can add more milk to achieve your desired texture.
Serve the peanut butter overnight oats in a bowl or enjoy them directly from the jar.
Top with fresh strawberries and peanuts for added flavor and texture.
Tips For Making The Best high protein overnight oats
- Adjust the sweetness: The amount of sweetness can be adjusted according to your taste preference. If you prefer sweeter oats, you can increase the amount of maple syrup or add a sweetener of your choice. Alternatively, if you prefer less sweetness, you can reduce the amount of maple syrup or omit it altogether.
- Use ripe strawberries: If possible, use ripe and juicy strawberries for the best flavor. Ripe strawberries will have a sweeter taste and add more natural sweetness to the oats.
- Texture adjustment: If you prefer a thicker consistency for your overnight oats, reduce the amount of milk. For a thinner consistency, you can add more milk. Adjust the liquid to reach your desired texture.
- Prepare in advance: The beauty of overnight oats is that you can prepare them the night before, making them a convenient breakfast option. Consider preparing multiple servings in advance for a quick and easy breakfast throughout the week.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- Rolled oats swap: If you prefer a different type of grain, you can substitute rolled oats with steel-cut oats. Keep in mind that the texture and soaking time may vary.
- Chia seeds swap: If you don’t have chia seeds on hand, you can substitute them with flaxseeds or hemp seeds. These seeds also provide a nutritional boost and can help thicken the oats.
- Peanut butter swap: While peanut butter is the classic choice, you can swap it with almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut or seed butter of your choice.
- Sweeteners: Instead of maple syrup, you can use other liquid sweeteners like honey. If you prefer a lower glycemic index option, you can use a sugar substitute like stevia or monk fruit sweetener or omit it altogether.
- Additional Toppings and Mix-ins: In addition to or instead of frozen strawberries, you can incorporate other fresh fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or sliced bananas for added flavor and nutritional variety. To add creaminess and extra protein, you can mix in a spoonful of yogurt or Greek yogurt. It adds a tangy flavor and makes the oats more filling.
- Protein powder swap: If you do not have protein powder on hand or you prefer to not add it in, you can add a 1/3 cup Greek yogurt to boost the protein content.
How To Store Leftovers
Transfer to an airtight container. Once you have enjoyed your serving of overnight oats, transfer the remaining oats to an airtight container. This helps prevent moisture and odors from affecting the taste and texture of the oats.
How Long Will PB Overnight Oats Last In the Fridge?
Overnight oats are best consumed within 2-3 days of preparation. While they can remain safe to eat for a bit longer, the texture and taste may start to deteriorate after a few days.
Remember to use your discretion and check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or unusual texture, before consuming the leftover overnight oats. If in doubt, it’s best to discard them to ensure food safety.
Both overnight oats and cooked oats are nutritious options. Overnight oats are made by soaking raw oats in liquid overnight, providing a softer texture and potentially a lower glycemic index. Cooked oats are prepared by boiling or simmering oats, making them more easily digestible. The choice between the two comes down to personal preference and desired texture.
Chia seeds are added to overnight oats for their nutritional benefits and their ability to thicken the mixture. Here are some of the benefits of chia seeds & women’s health and benefits of chia seeds for stomach health.
Because of the ingredients added to overnight oats, the calorie content may be higher, especially when you add healthy fats like nut butter and chia seeds and high protein options like protein powder and Greek yogurt. However, having said that, it is important to have a filling and nutritious breakfast and eating a ‘heavier’ breakfast will keep you full for longer and can lead to less food consumption throughout the day. Therefore, even though it may be higher in calories, you end up needing to snack less throughout the day.
To add protein to oats, you have a few options. Greek yogurt is a popular choice, providing around 12-15 grams of protein per ½ cup serving. Dairy milk adds protein as well, with approximately 8 grams per cup of cow’s milk (soy milk is a good plant-based option that also provides protein). Another option is to incorporate protein powder, which adds around 15-30 grams per serving.
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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 serving protein powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup strawberries frozen
- 1/4 cup strawberries fresh
- 1 tablespoon peanuts
- In a jar or container, combine the rolled oats and chia seeds.
- Add the maple syrup and peanut butter to the oats and chia mixture. You can adjust the amount of peanut butter based on your preference.
- Next, add the protein powder to the jar. Make sure to use your preferred protein powder and adjust the quantity according to the serving size.
- Pour in the milk of your choice.
- Add the frozen strawberries to the mixture. You can chop them into smaller pieces if desired.
- Stir all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Cover the jar or container and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4-6 hours to allow the oats to soften and the flavors to meld together.
- In the morning, give the overnight oats a good stir. If the consistency is too thick, you can add more milk to achieve your desired texture.
- Serve the overnight oats in a bowl or enjoy them directly from the jar.
- Top with fresh strawberries and peanuts for added flavor and texture.
- Microwave method:
- Transfer the overnight oats from the refrigerator into a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat the oats in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Check the temperature and continue microwaving in 30-second increments until the oats reach your desired warmth.
- Stovetop method:
- Pour the overnight oats into a small saucepan.
- Heat the oats over low to medium heat, stirring continuously to prevent sticking and ensure even heating. You may need to add a splash of milk to thin the consistency.
- Warm the oats for 3-5 minutes or until they reach the desired temperature.
- Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl.