This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats recipe is an easy way to get a hearty breakfast to keep you going all morning! Protein powder, chia seeds, peanut butter and oats all come together to give you a great protein boost!
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Need a little more protein in your breakfast?
Here’s why these oats are the perfect way to start your day:
- These protein overnight oats pack in 22 grams, AND they taste amazing.
- You are able to prep breakfast ahead of time and have it ready for you in the morning.
- You don’t have to suck down a protein shake–you can sit down and have a delicious breakfast and still get the boost you need.
Protein sources in this recipe:
Half a cup of oats already has about 5 grams of protein. Toss in chia seeds and some sort of nut or seed butter and you are kicking up the protein well before you even add any protein powder!
Depending on the type of milk you use, you may add all the more. With these Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats, you are gonna be fueled and ready for whatever comes your way! Even on a Monday!!
This protein overnight oats recipe has over 20 grams of protein. Boom. That’s a win for sure!
What you need to make these Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats:
- milk: you can use a dairy free or regular milk. I use whole milk of vanilla almond milk–depends on what we have around.
- protein powder: make sure you enjoy the flavor of the protein powder. No one wants overnight oats with an awful aftertaste!
How to make this recipe:
The best part about this protein packed oatmeal? It’s easy as one, two three–seriously!
- Combine all the ingredients except the bananas and stir.
- Chill for at least 4 hours.
- Add sliced bananas and enjoy! (warm or cool, your choice.)
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Notes and Pro-Tips:
- If your protein powder tastes awful, it’s not going to taste great in these oats. There are some really foul protein powders out there. Find one that you love. Don’t think that the flavor will be masked by adding it to this recipe. I already made that mistake! Need help picking one out? Check out all of these protein powders!
- Make this protein packed oatmeal vegan. Make sure you have a plant based protein powder and use a nut or seed milk. That should do the trick as all the other ingredients are plant based as well.
- Do I have to add protein powder to these overnight oats? Nope! Protein powder just isn’t for everyone and I get that. Plus, it can be pricy. So just skip it if you would like.
- Add the bananas right before serving. Cut them up just before serving and toss them in. I highly suggest doing this if you are making several servings at a time and know you will be eating them over several days.
If you love overnight oats as much as I do, these are some of my favorites:
- Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats–pie for breakfast is always a great idea.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats–classic sandwich makes a classic breakfast as well!
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats— These are the top recipe on the blog!
- And many more you can find HERE!
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats
- 1/2 c rolled oats regular or gluten free
- 1/2 small to medium banana sliced
- 2/3 c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/2 T chia seeds
- 1/2 – 1 T protein powder
- 1/2 – 1 T natural creamy peanut butter or any other nut or seed butter
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 – 3 tsp pure maple syrup
- dash of sea salt
- Combine oats, chia seeds, maple, peanut butter, vanilla and salt and stir to combine.
- Add in milk and stir.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for about 4 hours. Add sliced bananas just before serving.