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Did you know January is National Oatmeal Month? I’ve shared some simple food celebration ideas in the past, but since it’s already almost the middle of January (yikes!), I’ve got to tell you about a Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal Recipe that’s a winner.
You see, I’m not a morning person. I’ll repeat: I hate getting up early! (And while “becoming a morning person” usually makes my New Years Resolution list, I have yet to become one.) To my husband’s dismay, he usually ends up eating cold cereal for breakfast instead of whole grain oats or another delicious home cooked breakfast.
In my plight to have the best of both worlds (sleeping in and having a better breakfast for my husband), I came up with a solution:
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal
I can make this oatmeal recipe the night before and keep it in the fridge. Then my husband can grab it whenever he’s ready for it or even take it on the go.
It’s fun trying out a new way to eat oatmeal, especially since it’s National Oatmeal month and we are all about celebrating food holidays whenever we can!
Do you want to try this oatmeal recipe out? Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup Quaker Oats Old-Fashioned Oats available at Target
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp. cinnamon (more or less to taste)
I found all the ingredients at Target!
Using a fork or masher, mash the banana.
Stir in the peanut butter. If you are using natural peanut butter like I did, you’ll have to stir hard to get it all mixed in.
Once the peanut butter and banana are mixed well, dump in all the rest of the ingredients. Stir for a few minutes until everything is mixed in completely.
Pour the oatmeal mixture into a glass jar and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. You can also split it into 2 smaller jars if you want smaller portions. Place the peanut butter banana oatmeal into the refrigerator. Chill overnight (or at least 4 hours.) But I’ll be doing it overnight so I can sleep longer. 🙂
By the morning, it will be a thick, creamy, delicious oatmeal to eat right away! You are probably thinking, “cold oatmeal?” Yep. Trust me on this one. It’s way better than you think!
I love eating these oats with with extra bananas on top. Yummy!
How do you like eating oatmeal? I’d love to hear your favorite recipes!
Happy National Oatmeal Month!