Looking for an easy, healthy breakfast for the whole family? As a busy mom, I’m always on the lookout for simple eats that I can hack together in minutes, and this no-cook peanut butter overnight oats fit the bill perfectly! Yup, you read that right – not only do these make ahead oats require zero cooking time, they take all of 5 minutes to prepare!
While green smoothies are the breakfast of champions in my opinion, it’s not always easy for me to get in the mood for a cold smoothie breakfast in the dead of winter. The great thing about these overnight oats is that you can eat them either hot or cold. Another bonus is that they double well as a healthy snack too!
What are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are simply oats soaked overnight in your fridge with the liquid of your choice(milk or yogurt) and other mix-ins. This gives the oats time to absorb the liquid and in the morning, you have a ready-to-eat soft oats porridge! No more cooking your oats on the stove or in the microwave and waiting around for it to be ready during your hectic mornings!
Why Overnight Oats?
Oats are a concentrated source of fiber and nutrients. People that eat oatmeal for breakfast feel full longer, making them less likely to reach for that mid-morning snack, which aids in weight loss. Other health benefits of oats includes lowering your cholesterol and reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes.