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
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.Print
Honey, Almond Butter, and Banana Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great way to have a delicious and nutritious breakfast ready to go in the morning.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Fridge: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Breakfast
- 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.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 339
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 141.3mg
- Fat: 11.2g
- Saturated Fat: 1.2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 45.7g
- Fiber: 7.5g
- Protein: 10.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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This looks so good! Can I prep multiple at a time?
Absolutely! The recipe makes 4. You can make more for sure!
We mainly use honey and syrup for sweetening in our house, so we go through a lot of honey. I buy it from a local farm so it is extra delish! I think my kids fave is probably your oven “fried” bananas recipe! I think hubby enjoys it most drizzled over plain ole’ Os cereal. My favorite honey uses are in homemade granola and homemade graham crackers… but that’s just at this moment. We ♡ it so many ways.
a cup of tea or popcorn (plus cinnamon)
We have a beehive and love to drizzle honey on lots of things, from toast, to tea, to cheesecake, but my favorite way to use it is in homemade elderberry syrup. Keeps us healthy all year round.
I love using honey on toast and in smoothies. I actually also love it in my coffee!
Your recipe looks great. I love using honey in yogurt. So yummy!
I usually use honey in my oatmeal. When I’m making something that requires sugar and I realize that I am out of it I never hesitate to use honey as a substitute to save me the drive to the grocery store for one item. I can’t wait to try your new to me recipe!!
How delicious! We live to drizzle honey in our Greek yogurt and on our whole wheat toast. We love it!
I love overnight oats!! Being a nurse it’s a perfect thing to grab on my way to work in the morning.
My favorite way to eat honey is to simply put it on a buttered biscuit. I prefer homemade biscuits with honey. Thank you!
Honey is SO versatile! I use it in my coconut bread, in my coffee, and on top of a piece of sprouted grain toast that is smothered in almond butter.
We love honey in our homemade Greek yogurt. Recently, I discovered a honey sweetened “caramel” corn. Oh. My.
I start my day with honey in my (Cafe du Monde) coffee, and end my night with honey in a mug of warm milk with cardamom, yum!