During the sticky, hot summer months, when I'm battling the heat with the little AC unit I have in my living room window, cooking anything — even pancakes on the stove — will heat up my entire house. To get the filling flavor of oatmeal without cooking it on the stove, I'm a big fan of overnight oats. While I also love cold refreshing smoothies when temps are high, spooning into and chewing oatmeal just feels heartier and more satisfying. Here's a classic flavor combo coming at you with the twist of added protein.
These creamy peanut-buttery oats are topped with fruit and chopped peanuts and taste so perfect — I just close my eyes and smile, remembering the simple joy of eating a PB&J as a kid. There's added powdered peanut butter for a strong peanut flavor, but if you want a more subtle flavor or you don't have powdered peanut butter, you can swap vanilla protein powder instead.
Fresh or frozen berries taste delicious, but you can also use a sugar-free jam if you want a truer PB&J texture. Raisins would be delicious too! Of course if you're more of a almond butter and jelly person, you can make that swap, too.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (or a vanilla plant-based protein powder such as Orgain Organic Protein)
2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/3 cup raspberries or strawberries (or both; fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
- Add the first five ingredients to a mason jar or bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Pop it in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, add the fruit, chopped peanuts, and enjoy.
Here's the nutritional information for one serving:
- 1 serving
- Total Time
- 4 minutes, 59 seconds