For as long as I remember, I’ve been OBSESSED with oatmeal. In college, I’d eat oatmeal every single morning with sliced bananas and drizzle of peanut butter on top — and yes you guessed it, a healthy dose of breakfast nostalgia is exactly what inspired these incredible overnight oats.
These peanut butter banana overnight oats are creamy, packed with 15g of protein thanks to siggi’s + peanut butter, and perfect for both kids and adults. Bonus, there’s absolutely no cooking required. Just stir everything together the night before and then get ready for bites of banana bread inspired heaven in the morning.
What are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are simply oats soaked in a liquid overnight until they expand and ‘cook.’ In this recipe, the oats soak up the milk and yogurt to create the creamiest texture. The banana adds a natural boost of sweetness, too! There’s no real “cooking” or heating required, so overnight oats make the perfect breakfast on hot summer days.
Mornings made better with overnight oats
Not only do these peanut butter banana overnight oats taste amazing, but they’re also packing the nutrition to keep you full and satisfied after breakfast. These overnight oats:
- Pack in healthy fats: from creamy peanut butter and chia seeds.
- Have over 15g of protein: thanks to siggi’s yogurt and peanut butter.
- Are naturally sweetened & gluten free: just use gluten free rolled oats and a ripe banana!
- Take just 10 minutes to prep: for an easy, nourishing breakfast you can enjoy on-the-go the next day!
Everything you’ll need to make peanut butter banana overnight oats
These protein-packed peanut butter banana overnight oats couldn’t be easier to make with such delicious, simple ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need to make them:
- Banana: you’ll mix the overnight oats mixture with mashed ripe banana for that yummy banana bread flavor and natural sweetness.
- Milk: feel free to use any milk you’d like. I prefer almond milk.
- siggi’s Yogurt: I love adding siggi’s Vanilla Yogurt for a little extra flavor, but plain works just as well. The yogurt adds the perfect boost of protein while making the peanut butter overnight oats super creamy and delicious.
- Oats: we’re using rolled oats to keep a creamy texture. Be sure to use a gluten free brand if you need to keep the overnight oats gluten free.
- Cinnamon: a little flavor booster to really bring out that banana bread flavor. YUM.
- Chia seeds: just a tablespoon of chia seeds adds healthy fats, fiber and protein. Plus they thicken up the overnight oats for a wonderful texture.
- Peanut butter: gotta love a little peanut butter mixed right in and drizzled in the layers (if you’d like). Win-win for extra healthy fats.
Make these peanut butter overnight oats your own
Looking to customize? So easy! Here are some ways you can jazz up these peanut butter banana overnight oats:
- Add extra fruit: these overnight oats would be delicious with sliced strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for a little PB&J flavor.
- Choose your nut butter: while the peanut butter gives these overnight oats such a delicious flavor, you can also use almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter. If you wanna get crazy, use chocolate almond butter/peanut butter.
- Have fun with siggi’s flavors: while I love using their vanilla variety in this recipe, I think any of their berry flavors or even coconut would be amazing in here.
- Go (coco)nuts: try using light coconut milk and even adding some unsweetened shredded coconut for extra creaminess and delicious flavor.
- Toppings = love: don’t forget to top with extra banana slices, a drizzle of peanut butter and maybe my homemade granola recipe! Also, mini chocolate chips, anyone?
Nutrition boosters we love
Feel free to add even more nutritional boosters to these peanut butter banana overnight oats like:
- Flaxseed meal
- Hemp seeds
- A scoop of your favorite protein powder
Creamy peanut butter banana overnight oats in 3 simple steps
- Mix the wet ingredients. Add your mashed banana, milk and siggi’s yogurt to a bowl and mix well until nice and creamy.
- Stir in the dry. Fold in the rolled oats, cinnamon & chia seeds, then cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Overnight works super well, too!
- Serve them up. Divide everything between two bowls or mason jars and layer with extra banana slices and peanut butter if you’d like. Top with anything your heart desires and enjoy!
Can you eat them warm?
If you’re not a fan of cold overnight oats, they’re actually delicious warmed up, too. Just heat them in a bowl in the microwave for a minute or two before enjoying. Be sure to give them a good stir and feel free to add more almond milk if you’d like.
This healthy peanut butter banana overnight oats recipe will stay good in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jars for up to 5 days. This makes them portable and easy to enjoy on-the-go during busy weekdays. Just be sure to give them a good stir if they’ve been sitting for a couple of days and/or add another splash of almond milk.
More ways to use high protein siggi’s yogurt
- Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Bread
- Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes
- Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
- Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats
Get all of our delicious recipes using yogurt here!
I hope you love these easy, high protein peanut butter banana overnight oats! If you make them be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked them. Enjoy, xo!
High Protein Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Creamy peanut butter banana overnight oats packed with protein from siggi’s yogurt and healthy fats from peanut butter and chia seeds. This easy peanut butter banana overnight oats recipe seriously tastes like a slice of banana bread or banana cream pie! The perfect breakfast for busy mornings.
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 (5 oz) cup vanilla siggi’s yogurt (or sub plain)
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter, plus more if you want layers
- To make it pretty/for garnish:
- Banana slices
Add mashed banana, almond milk and siggi’s yogurt to a large bowl and stir together until well combined and creamy. Stir in oats, cinnamon, chia seeds and peanut butter. Then cover and place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
Once ready to serve, divide between two 12 ounce mason jars, layering peanut butter and extra banana slices in the middle, if you’d like.
Top each overnight oat serving with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and a few extra banana slices, if desired. If you like crunch, add extra chia seeds and/or chopped peanuts on top. Serves 2.
To make these vegan or dairy free: feel free to use siggi’s plant based cups instead of their yogurt. YUM!
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by The Mindful Hapa
This post is sponsored by siggi’s. All text and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make AK possible!
Would love to make this
Hope you can try it soon! 🙂
I make this Oatmeal with Almond Butter, Almond Milk & Blueberries
I have not thought of adding a yogurt
I love the added protein and creaminess that yogurt gives! Hope you can try it soon 🙂
I made this recipe exactly as written and it’s delicious! Yummy & easy breakfast. I made 3 servings instead of 2 and topped it with berries. Will definitely make again.
So happy to hear that, Deborah! Great idea to top with berries–yummm 🙂
I loved these overnight oats!! I’ve been making the same type for a few weeks and came across this recipe recently and had to try it! SO good! Go make this ASAP!
I’m so happy to hear that, Lisa! Yay! 🙂
I didn’t think I would enjoy overnight oats but this recipe made me fall in love with it. Such a perfect recipe for a healthy breakfast!
That’s amazing! I’m so glad to hear it 🙂
These oats are so creamy & I love that you don’t add the peanut butter until you are ready to eat them!
I’m so happy you’re loving them, Katie! 🙂
These are great for breakfast! So tasty
Yay! I’m so happy you’re enjoying them, Jess!
Cannot say enough good stuff about this recipe! As a new mama, I am constantly looking for something easy, delicious and filling. I have made this every other week at this point! Sometimes I use a little almond/coconut milk if I’m feeling fancy aka if it’s in the fridge(Highly recommend making the triple berry bake from ABK also, my other breakfast staple!)
Aw thank you so much for the rating!! Glad to hear you’re loving this one (and the baked oatmeal!) 🙂
I love this one. It’s kind of a no brainer if you love bananas and pbutter like I do. It’s perfect to make a head and it’s two servings. Definitely a must try!
LOVE these overnight oats!! I made them while nursing and added in Brewer’s Yeast and Flaxseed to boast my milk production. They are so easy to make ahead. I always made a double batch. Thank you!!
Awesome! Such a great idea to add flax and brewer’s yeast. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
This overnight oats recipe tastes so good and is so easy to make! It’s saved me many mornings, and it’s one that I always fall back on.
Oh yay!! Glad to hear you’re loving this one 🙂
Made weekday breakfast so much easier and so much tastier!!! so dang creamy and delicious, peanut butter anything is a favorite of mind!!
❤️ Thanks, Casey!! Couldn’t agree more that PB is THE BEST.
This was very good!! I made it exactly as listed but I put the ingredients directly into the mason jars. Put half in each jar. This made it easier to grab and go in the morning. I had never added yogurt to our overnight oats and it does make it creamier! So good!!! Thank you!
Nice! So glad you loved this recipe, Rose. Thank you!
This was DELICIOUS!! Even my kids loved it! Another perfect recipe from Ambitious Kitchen!!
Curious if you are to add peanut butter the night before with oats.
It does not say that in the recipe. Is it only added the next morning?
Hi, Christine! Great question and thanks for noticing that! We meant to include peanut butter in step 1, meaning YES you do mix it into the oats. We’ll update that 🙂 And I also like to add some on top/between the layers for extra flavor.
I’ve made this recipe three times this week because it is so delicious! I half the recipe for a single serving and used Kefir instead of Siggi’s yogurt. It’s my new breakfast favorite!
So yummy. Made this tonight and tasted it and it was yummy. I added honey! I can’t wait to try it in the morning. Yum !
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Ann!
This is my go-to breakfast. I love that it’s naturally sweet, high in protein, very filling and nutritious! Perfect for meal prepping
I’m so glad you love it!!
My new favorite!
I’m so glad!! Thank you!
I had never fixed overnight oats, but I became willing to try when I saw banana and peanut butter as ingredients. I have now made this recipe several times and have shared it with friends and family. I don’t use Almond milk, I switch out between regular 1% or 2% milk. I have used all brands of yogurt, depending on availability, but have always stuck with the vanilla flavor.
So happy you love these!! Thanks, Jennifer 🙂
I absolutely love these oats and eat them at least twice a week now (sometimes more!). I sometimes substitute other yogurts based on what I have and it’s still so good! I make mine with soy milk and always add extra cinnamon because cinnamon makes everything even better to me. Definitely worth making and easy to exchange ingredients for whatever you have available or whatever you happen to be craving.
Perfect! So glad this one’s a favorite!