So you may be wondering why it took me so long to make Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. It’s a pretty basic combination and it is also one of my absolute favorite 2 foods to eat together (well anything and peanut butter really).
When I was in college, our dining hall always had fresh bananas and other fruits for students to take when they were in the campus dining room. They also had what may be the BEST peanut butter I have ever ate in my entire life. No joke it was the creamiest more peanut buttery spread ever. I still have no idea what brand it is or what the ingredients were in it, but I didn’t even care because the tub was the size of my tush and it was always in the dining hall waiting for me. I can confidently say that I had banana and PB in the dining hall every single day when I was a student.
And it wasn’t really a “normal” amount of peanut butter, but then again what is normal? I remember some of my friends actually looking at me like I was an alien as I would pile on peanut butter on top my plate like it was lettuce or something (no regrets).
Fast forward 5 years and here we are making Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. What makes this particular Overnight Oats recipe stand out, is that we are adding protein powder for the first time. I used AboutTime Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder in this recipe to add a little extra protein to this meal. I recently made a few other recipes using AboutTime protein that you can see here and here. It’s a vegan, non gmo, gluten free protein and it is now a staple in my kitchen!
If you haven’t used protein powder in your meals before, start off with as much as you want. I used 1 scoop but it’s totally your call, it’s all about what YOU like.
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Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are made up of:
AboutTime Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder (use code RACHL for 25% – not affiliate link just a sweet deal!)
- 3/4 cup of old fashioned oatmeal
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 scoop of AboutTime vegan vanilla protein powder (or however much you like)
- 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter
- 1 small banana (extra ripe for more flavor)
- Sprinkle of raw peanuts
- Combine all ingredients except peanut butter in a mason jar or tupperware
- Mix well and store in fridge overnight (or for at least 4 hours)
- Add peanut butter right before eating