By Nicole McDermott
Breakfast doesn't get much easier than overnight oats. With a handful of pantry staples and just five minutes of prep time, you'll wake up to a healthy, satisfying, and portable breakfast.
Made with vanilla-flavored LADDER Whey Protein or LADDER Plant Protein, all-natural peanut butter, chia seeds, and reduced-fat Greek yogurt, this rich and creamy protein overnight oats recipe delivers 36 grams of muscle-building protein per serving.
Get over 20 grams of high-quality protein to help build and repair muscle with LADDER Whey or Plant Protein.
Peanut Butter and Chia Protein Overnight Oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Tip: Choose gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
The peanut butter also provides some healthy fats, while the chia seeds add soluble fiber and gives these overnight oats a thicker texture. Half a banana gives this recipe the perfect amount of sweetness, and cinnamon adds a warm and spicy kick.
Any type of oats will work in this recipe, but we suggest opting for rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats. They'll hold up to soaking in milk overnight better than instant oats, but they won't be as chewy as uncooked steel cut oats.
And while different types of oats have pretty similar nutritional profiles, rolled oats are typically less processed than quick or instant oats, which means they take longer to digest. So whether you enjoy these protein overnight oats as a heart-healthy breakfast or a post-workout snack, they'll help you feel fuller for longer.
Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative