You know when you first discover a new recipe and can’t stop making it? That is me with these Mini-Mason Jar Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats; I may have eaten this every day for the past two weeks…seriously. We’ve made overnight oats a LOT since adopting a plant-based diet, but for some reason have never thought to shake instead of stir until now. Well it’s official, we’ve gone all James Bond on the classic overnight oat recipe (and added peanut butter because it just makes everything better).
Three Steps: 1. Shake 2. Sleep 3. Go!
These ready-to-eat overnight oat jars are great for packed lunches or if you’re in a rush in the morning. Lately, I’ve been having green smoothies for breakfast and then packing one of these for a morning snack at work. It gives me a little boost of energy mid-morning and it’s packed with nutrition. There is actually 12.5 grams of protein in one of these little guys if made with almond milk and 18.5 whole grams if made with soy milk!
I’m thinking these would also be perfect for camping. We have a short camping trip planned for the start of September so are on the look-out for recipes that are easy to pack or that we can cook over a campfire. My sister and I went camping for the first time since we were little a few weekends ago and although it rained like crazy (see my instagram pics) we had a lot of fun. It was also easier than I thought it would be to put together a vegan menu! If you have any favourite vegan camping recipes let me know in the comments 🙂
Shake & Go Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 medium banana, chopped into very small cubes
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (soy or almond)
- In the same order as listed above, combine ingredients in a small 250ml mason jar or container (see here for the ones we use)
- Shake rigorously until combined. Make sure ingredients are well mixed together after shaking.
- Refrigerate overnight, pack and go. Your oats are ready 🙂
Enjoy your oats shaken, not stirred!