Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey (or to taste if you like it sweeter)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Directions

Add the oats to a 1 pint mason jar. Mix the honey with the oats until they’re fairly well coated. Blend the peanut butter, milk, and vanilla together and add it to the jar. Add the chia seeds, close the jar, and shake well to mix everything together. Set the jar in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours. (4 hours should be sufficient if you used quick oats, too.) You can eat it straight from the jar or pour it into a bowl to enjoy in the morning! Makes two servings.

Notes

A mason jar and measuring cups are pretty much all you need equipment wise. And a blender if you don’t want to mix everything by hand. It makes blending the peanut butter a lot easier, so I’d recommend it. You could use a tupperware bowl instead of a jar, but I like the taste using a jar better. I feel the plastic from the bowl alters things slightly.

I like to use rolled oats over quick oats. I feel they absorb a lot better overnight. Quick Oats are good if you want to have this for dinner or lunch instead of breakfast.

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For the pictures, I used regular milk, but you can absolutely use dairy free options. Almond milk would have been my preference, but it’s so expensive where I live it’s more of a luxury item for me.

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I used a teaspoon of honey because I like a little more plain and a little less sweet. I’m weird, I know. You can use what you need for your preference though.  A tablespoon at most would be perfect for sweetness I think. Because honey tends to get solid when it gets cold, it’s easier to mix it into the dry oats first. If you add the milk first you might not be able to mix the honey as thoroughly.

Blending the peanut butter with the milk before adding it to the oats makes it smoother and easier to mix in the jar.

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Each serving has about 355 calories if you’re using whole milk. You can easily cut that back with dairy free milk if you prefer less calories per meal. There are about 710 calories in the whole jar.

 

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