September 27, 2018
Treat yourself to a jar of these Almond Butter Overnight Oats, and you won’t go back to stove-top oatmeal for a while. It combines simple pantry staples into an ultra-convenient and delicious breakfast.
Sure, you can make oatmeal in the morning, but overnight oats have a thicker and heartier texture that makes them even tastier. Ready to give this a try?
Are Overnight Oats Healthy?
If you love bananas with almond butter, this recipe will become a staple way to start the day. It’s rich in healthy fats and fiber, keeping you satiated for hours while providing that blissful combination of popular oatmeal add-ins.
While I have an affinity for overnight oats and have created several variations, this one remains among my favorites.
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Here’s everything you need to make the best oats of your life!
- Honey: to sweeten the oats.
- Ground flax: thickens the mixture.
- Oats: old-fashioned oats work best for this recipe.
- Almond milk: adds moisture; you could also use regular dairy milk.
- Almond butter: adds healthy fats and delicious flavor.
- Bananas: a delicious combination with almond butter and honey.
Be sure to check the recipe card, at the end of the post, for the ingredient amounts.
How to Make Almond Butter Overnight Oats
What I love about this particular recipe is that there is no cooking required, just a quick assembly line of ingredients, and the refrigerator does the rest.
- Dry ingredients
Divide the flax, oats, and almond butter between 4 jars or bowls.
- Mash a banana
Peel and mash one banana and divide it between the jars. Pour the milk over the oats and give everything a good stir.
- Give it rest
Refrigerate the oats for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Finishing touches
Remove the jars from the fridge, heat up if desired, and top each serving with sliced banana and a good drizzle of honey.
As you can see from the steps above and the recipe video below, overnight oats are incredibly easy to make.
Can You Serve Them Warm?
Overnight oats can be enjoyed straight from the fridge or warm- whichever you prefer (or have time for). To reheat them, remove the jar or container lid and give the oats a quick warm in the microwave, about 30 seconds to a minute, before topping them with honey and the sliced banana.
How to Top Almond Butter Overnight Oats
Speaking of toppings, that’s one of the best parts of overnight oats, and I’ve got a kitchen-full of ideas!
- Strawberries – like my Strawberries & Cream Oats.
- Diced peaches – definitely try my Creamy Peach Overnight Oats.
- Diced apples – the Apple Pie Overnight Oats are a favorite.
- Shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- Greek yogurt- could also be mixed into the oats, like these Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats.
- Chocolate chips – be sure to try my Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats next!
This list could go on and on, but you get the idea.
How Long do Overnight Oats Last in the Fridge
This recipe for overnight oats will last in the fridge for 3 days; after that, the banana will get a little too mushy. However, overnight oats made without fruit can last up to 5 days- no wonder it’s the ultimate prep-ahead breakfast!
If you want this recipe to last longer, leave out the mashed banana and add extra slices over the top before enjoying.
Honey, Almond Butter, and Banana Overnight Oats
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons ground flax, optional
- 3 cups milk, your favorite
- 2 teaspoons honey, optional
- 4 teaspoons almond butter
- 1 banana
- On a flat surface, place 4 bowls or lidded glass jars. Fill each with ½ cup oats, ½ teaspoon ground flax, ¾ cup milk, ½ teaspoon of honey (if using), and 1 teaspoon of almond butter.
- Peel and mash the banana. Divide mashed banana into the four bowls or jars. Pour the milk over the banana and oat mixture and combine with a spoon.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to eat, enjoy cold or warm up for 30 seconds in the microwave.