Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats


Yes I know! I'm totally obsessed with overnight oats, but it only started in the last few months. Honestly, they're so tasty and nutritious. I feel like a broken record saying that because I say that a lot about my recipes but overnight oats truly are super yummy. And they do fill you up. I tend to stick to the same recipe using frozen berries but this time I wanted to change it up a little, so I made one with peanut butter. I usually add protein powder in mine but peanut butter is a good alternative since it's high in protein and healthy fats. Peanut butter is super satiating and will tie you over to lunch. My husband suffers from post-breakfast low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). One of the only foods that can tie him until lunch without feeling low blood sugar is peanut butter and nut butter generally. Eggs don't even do the trick for him. Think about peanut butter's texture. It's thick and pasty. It goes through your digestive tract the same way....slow to digest. This helps stabilize your blood sugars by preventing sugar spikes. You can use any nut butter instead of peanut butter. I mean, peanut butter technically isn't even a nut butter, rather, a legume butter. :-)


Ingredients

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup warm/hot water

1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/2 medium banana, sliced

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Directions

  1. Place warm/hot water in the bowl or jar where you'll be making your oats. Add the peanut butter. Stir a little and let sit so it can dissolve.

  2. Add the oats, almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir well.

  3. Cover and place in fridge overnight.

  4. In the morning, add 1/2 chopped banana. For extra crunchiness add a few walnuts or almonds. For extra protein, add half cup of plain Greek yogurt.

  5. Makes one serving.

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