You can prepare these peanut butter banana overnight oats in only 5 minutes. They are nutritious and they will keep you full for a long time!
Although I don’t have gluten intolerance, I try to reduce the gluten intake at breakfast as I feel better. I love eating gluten free overnight oats which are very filling and so easy to make. This recipe is perfect for any time but especially for busy days. It is a simple recipe but very nutritious. You can mix the ingredients in a jar and take the jar to work. No need to prepare breakfast in the morning. Just mix the ingredients and your breakfast will be ready for the morning.
Usually I divide the serving in 2 small jars and eat the second half during the day or the other day. 1 small serving is also very filling.
Let’s talk about a little bit about oatmeal and overnight oats,
The Benefits of Eating Oatmeal
- Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals
- Lowers cholestrol
- Good for heart
- Regulates the blood pressure, lowers risk of hypertension
- Great for dry, itchy skin
- Lowers blood sugar levels
There are so many reasons why we should eat oatmeal. You can read in detail at HealthLine about the benefits of oatmeal.
The Ingredients of Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
- Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Milk of Choice
If you don’t have natural peanut butter, you can easily make your healthy peanut butter. You only need peanuts to make it 🙂
What Is The Ratio of Oats to Milk/Yogurt
Actually there are different ratios. If you are using cups it is usually 1:1 or 1:2 oats to milk.
As it is advised to eat 1/2 cups of oats a day, I will give my ratio for 1/2 cup oats:
For 1/2 cups oats,
I prefer either
1/2 cups of milk for a thick consistency. So it is 1:1
or 2/3 cups of milk for a lighter consistency.
I never use 1 cup of milk as 1:2 ratio is too runny for me.
The Steps of Making Overnight Oats
It couldn’t be simplier.
I like the peanut swirl effect on jars/glasses. So I take a little spatula or a knife and cover the sides of the jar with peanut butter. This is totally optional but looks very good 🙂
Then I place the oats into a jar, add the milk, cinnamon and honey. I mix with a spoon. Later, I add the peanut butter and give a stir again. I close the lid and keep in the refrigerator. Almost after 3-4 hours it will be ready. If you want to eat during the day as a healthy dessert alternative, you can make it in the morning and eat after 3-4 hours.
When ready to eat, I top the oats with sliced bananas and additional peanut butter.
You can see below how thick 1:1 ratio. If you find it thick, you can use 2/3 cups of milk for 1/2 cup oats for a lighter consistency.
- 48 g (1/2 cup) gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) milk of choice
- 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1/2 large banana, sliced
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter for topping, optional
If you want to give a swirl effect: take a little spatula or a knife and cover the sides of the jar with peanut butter.
Place the oats into a jar, add the milk, cinnamon and honey. Mix with a spoon. Add the peanut butter and stir again. Close the lid and keep in the refrigerator at least 3-4 hours or overnight. When ready to eat, put the sliced bananas over the oats and add additional peanut butter if you like. (As this recipe is very filling, you can divide the mixture in 2 small jars.)
*If you don't have natural peanut butter that is made of peanuts only, you can click here for how to make homemade peanut butter.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.