Overnight oats are a super simple way to meal prep breakfast for the week. I’ve seen a few companies trying to sell overnight oats as a product to unsuspecting customers who don’t know how easy they are to make! You can make overnight oats in a variety of flavors and have a whole weeks’ worth of breakfasts. This recipe is one of my favorites! Who doesn’t like peanut butter, banana, and chocolate?!
Oats are a super filling whole grain that provides lots of dietary fiber. Fiber helps you feel full for longer by slowing digestion. It also helps lower blood cholesterol and helps keep blood sugar levels normal. Getting through the morning won’t seem so daunting if you aren’t starving halfway to lunch!
Oats contain about 16.5 grams of fiber per cup. Most people need 20-30 grams of fiber each day so getting in your fiber early is an excellent way to reach your fiber goals each day.
Some other foods that are high in fiber include:
- Legumes like black beans and lentils
- Brussels sprouts
- Chia seeds
- Flaxseed, and nuts.
Other grains high in fiber are barley, bran flakes, brown rice and whole wheat products.
Perfectly Yummy Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats:
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 2 tsp honey or agave
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
Mash banana in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Separate mixture evenly into two mason jars and store in the fridge overnight. They will be ready to enjoy in the morning! These are great for meal prepping multiple batches.
Number of Servings: 2