In the Kitchen: Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

As the weather gets nicer and the sunshine brighter I’ve started to reconsider my usual work day breakfast of porridge. This is for two reasons. Firstly I want to switch things up before I get bored with porridge. No one wants to get bored with porridge. That’s a simple fact. And secondly, when the weather’s warmer I am too hot when I get to work (thanks tube) to want to eat something warm. When it comes to breakfast though I need something filling, easy to transport from home and something that’s not full of sugar. Oh and also something that’s not stupidly expensive. My bank balance says that one is the most important bit. After much deliberating over all sorts, including yogurt and fruit or homemade granola I’ve settled on overnight oats.

I’ve made overnight oats in the past and love them. Although we generally had them with ridiculous ingredients – like almond milk, agave syrup and cacao nibs. Don’t get me wrong, it tasted great, but it doesn’t really tick the cheap part of my new breakfast routine. So the new plan is to include more sensible ingredients to flavour the overnight oats. Namely peanut butter. Because peanut butter is the best. Fact!

And the verdict? These new overnight oats are amazing and so so so yummy. I genuinely could eat them everyday of the week without getting bored. Which is the current plan. Read on to find out how to make your very own peanut butter overnight oats. You won’t regret it and your tummy will be better for it!

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Ingredients (serves three)

1 cup rolled oats / 1 cup milk / 
yogurt / 3 tbsps peanut butter

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Toppings

banana / berries / raisins / basically whatever you fancy!

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Method

  1. Bung everything in a bowl and mix together
  2. Ensure the oats are covered completely in milk so they’ll soak up the liquid
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge overnight
  4. Then all you have to do is portion it out into your tupperware each morning (along with your topping) and you’re set!

Have you ever made overnight oats? What’s your topping of choice?

-Fi x