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How to make Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats
- ½ a banana (mashed)
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 100ml almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 vanilla pod
- 80g oats
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Masher or fork to mash the banana
- Measuring cups / jugs or tablespoon
- Measuring scale to measure the oats
How long do overnight oats need to soak?
Given the name of overnight oats, you would assume that they would need a night to soak, right? But that is not necessarily the case as you can actually make these in 2-4 hours if you’re in a rush. While it does take some time for the oats to absorb the liquid, they do not necessarily have to be soaked overnight. However, soaking them overnight will make them even more delicious so prep them the night before for the ultimate breakfast.
Hot or cold?
This is entirely up to you! You can either take your overnight oats straight from the fridge, or you can warm up your oats. Simply pop your oats in the microwave for around 30 seconds, and you’ll be good to go.
- Start by mashing your banana in a bowl with a masher or a fork to avoid getting lumps.
- Add your almond milk to the bowl and mix well. Next, add the peanut butter and mix, mix mix!
- Add your maple syrup and vanilla and stir well to combine, making sure that the peanut butter gets evenly dispersed.
- Add in the oats and cinnamon and mix well again to combine the whole mixture.
- Transfer to a jar, seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
- Come morning, take the jar out of the fridge and you can top it off with a drizzle of additional peanut butter, blueberries, and/or chopped peanuts