Protein overnight oats are one of the best easy make ahead breakfasts. This simple recipe is packed full of protein, tastes amazing, and can be meal prepped ahead in minutes!
Overnight oats are a classic, but have you ever tried adding protein powder to your oats?
Not only is this recipe delicious, but one (huge!) serving packs a whopping 28 grams of protein.
Add in some slivered almonds on top and you are easily over 30 grams of protein.
This breakfast recipe is also vegan, gluten free, and you can prep it in just 5 minutes!
Have I convinced you to try protein powder in your overnight oats yet?
Ingredients to make protein overnight oats
- banana – mashed banana is perfect in overnight oats and adds a nice sweetness. I tested two versions of this recipe without banana, and the one with banana was the best tasting.
- protein powder – you can use any protein powder you like. I used a plant based vanilla one, but chocolate would also be a good choice!
- oats – old fashioned oats, also known as rolled oats
- unsweetened almond milk – you can use any milk that you have on hand
- peanut butter – because you just can’t go wrong with the classic combo of peanut butter + banana
- maple syrup – the real stuff. This is the best natural sweetener for oats.
- vanilla extract
- chia seeds
How to make overnight oats
Step 1: mash the banana in a mason jar or bowl of choice.
Step 2: add the remaining ingredients – protein powder, milk, oats, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and chia seeds.
Stir it all up to combine.
Step 3: If you have a mason jar with lid, this is the best way to store overnight oats. Just screw the lid on the jar of oats and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
The longer the oats sit, the softer they will be.
If you do not have a mason jar, just cover the oats with cling wrap.
These protein overnight oats will thicken up a lot in the fridge, and all the flavors will really combine.
We love making oats for a homemade breakfast that we can prep ahead for busy mornings.
What to put on overnight oats
The topping possibilities are endless! Some of our favorites include:
- sliced banana
- slivered almonds
I tested three versions of overnight oats using protein powder, and this one was by far the most delicious!
This recipe is so filling and tastes amazing.
Looking for more oat recipes? Be sure to try these Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats.
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- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- Mash the banana well and add to a mason jar. Add the remaining ingredients: rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, peanut butter, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and maple syrup and stir to combine.
- Screw the lid on the mason jar and place in the fridge overnight, or at least 4 hours
- Once you are ready to eat the overnight oats, serve with your favorite toppings. We love fresh berries and slivered almonds!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 9gSugar: 33gProtein: 28g