This post is sponsored by Lifeway Kefir. All thoughts and ideas are my own.
High protein banana peanut butter overnight oats are a delicious balanced breakfast, perfect for keeping you full and satisfied as you start your day!
We’re giving boring old peanut butter overnight oats an upgrade with some rich sources of fiber and protein. And, kefir gives these oats a probiotic boost as well!
High protein overnight oats
Believe it or not, this recipe for banana peanut butter overnight oats packs a whopping 21g protein in each serving… and no, there’s no protein powder in the recipe.
Overnight oats protein sources
- Peanut butter
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Almond flour
Nearly every ingredient in this recipe helps contribute to the protein content, including the oats! Yes, oats themselves are actually a really good source of protein. A half cup of dry oats has 5g protein.
One Tbsp peanut butter has 4g protein.
One Tbsp of both hemp seeds and chia seeds each provide 2.5g protein.
Whole milk kefir has 10g protein in each cup.
And, just 1/4 cup of almond flour packs 7g protein.
Overnight oats without yogurt
Peanut butter banana overnight oats make a perfect breakfast with one of the most classic flavor combos. But, getting that texture just right can be tricky. I find that using just yogurt makes them too thick and using milk makes them runnier than I like.
By using kefir, I get that perfect thicker, but still slightly fluid, texture that is just ideal for overnight oats. And, all the other nutritional benefits of kefir (protein, probiotics, vitamin D, calcium, etc.) make it even better!
Lifeway Kefir is my go to brand for kefir. I use the plain flavor in recipes like this one, and love the flavored varieties for enjoying kefir straight from the glass.
Overnight oats with chia seeds
While we’re on the topic of getting that perfect texture for overnight oats, I can’t forget about the chia seeds in this recipe. Chia seeds absorb moisture really well and help the mixture hold together.
Overnight oats benefits
The biggest perk or benefit of banana peanut butter overnight oats is that you mix it up the night before and don’t have to think about breakfast at all the next morning. It’s done and ready to go!
And, it’s the perfect blank canvas for packing in all of our favorite blood sugar balancing nutrients: fat, fiber, and protein.
Let’s make peanut butter banana overnight oats
Peanut butter overnight oats are so simple to make and mix up. First, we combine the kefir, peanut butter, mashed banana, and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk them all together until they’re fully combined.
Then, we just add in the oats, cinnamon, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and almond flour to the bowl and stir them in until everything is fully combined. You can cover the bowl and place that in the refrigerator or transfer the mixture to your desired storage container(s) and place a secure lid on top. I recommend letting the overnight oats chill for at least 4 hours (or overnight!) before enjoying.
Do you eat overnight oats cold?
Yes! I prefer my overnight oats cold, but you can also enjoy them warmed up if you prefer that.
Note: The probiotics in kefir can be damaged if heated, so just something to keep in mind.
How long do overnight oats last?
These banana overnight oats will keep in a sealed container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Overnight Oats with Kefir
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- 12 fl oz plain whole milk Lifeway Kefir
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 medium banana mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup rolled oats use gluten free oats if needed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup almond flour
- Combine the kefir, peanut butter, mashed banana, and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Add the oats, cinnamon, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and almond flour to the bowl and stir them into the wet mixture until everything is fully combined.
- Transfer the mixture to your desired storage container(s) and place a secure lid on top. Chill the overnight oats in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before enjoying!
This looks so simple so I have to try it! I know it will taste great like so many other of your recipes! I know I will like mine best cold!
Can you use steel cut oats for this recipe instead of rolled oats?
Yes, that should still work fine!