These Overnight Oats Protein Powder are made with old fashioned oats, almond or oat milk, protein powder, chia seeds, maple syrup, berries, chopped nuts, and peanut butter.
This is a simple way to get your protein in a healthy fashion. I love eating oatmeal for breakfast, but on its own, it doesn’t have that much protein. This is why adding the chia seeds, protein powder and peanut butter makes this so much better. I love eating this during the summer months, when it is too hot for warm oatmeal. You pop these overnight oats from the fridge and your oatmeal cravings are satisfied. Oatmeal by itself also has never made me completely full. I always love adding bananas, berries, and peanut butter. The protein powder is game changer. Not only does the protein powder make the oatmeal taste good, but it fills you up.
Although the name is Overnight oats, you actually do not need to soak them overnight. You need about 3 hours tops, so if you make it right when you wake up, you can have them late morning or early lunch. The longer you soak them, the softer they will be, so it is totally up to you. I like to eat them cold, but you can always warm them up in the microwave if you prefer them hot. I love adding sliced bananas, berries, and peanut butter after.
- Old-fashioned oats: MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT INSTANT OATS
- Milk, almond milk, or oat milk
- Vanilla or chocolate protein powder
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Fruits like bananas or berries
- Peanut or almond butter
See recipe card for quantities.
Mix oats, chia seeds, milk, protein powder and salt in a mason jar or container with airtight sealable container. Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours.
Uncover, stir well, and taste. If you prefer more sweetness, stir in some sweetener. Top with the berries, nuts and/or almond butter.
Hint: Using a mason jar is super helpful for this recipe, as it is an air-tight container.
Old Fashioned Oats: Make sure you are using old fashioned oats and not quick or instant oats, which will end up mushy.
Unsweetened milk: Make sure to use any type of milk, dairy or dairy free. I like to use oat milk because it obviously pairs well, but almond milk is a great alternative as well.
Protein powder: Feel free to use either vanilla or chocolate protein powder. My favorite type of protein powder to use is Orgain protein powder. Feel free to use CILANTROPARSLEY30 for 30% off your first order. Orgain protein powder is AMAZING because it’s made with REAL ingredients, cleaner foods, and still SO delicious.
Chia seeds: I love using chia seeds for added fiber, protein, healthy fats and it helps fill you up. If you do not like chia seeds, you can always opt to using flax seeds, poppy seeds, or sesame seeds.
Maple Syrup: You can use brown sugar or honey instead. To keep this recipe vegan, I used maple syrup, but you can use any sweetener you desire.
Berries: I love using fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and chopped strawberries. You can even use chopped dried fruits as well.
Nuts: I love using sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, chopped cashews, pine nuts, pistachios or macadamia nuts. You can mix and match – get creative!
Butter: Peanut and almond butter are a great source of protein and a great added taste to this.
Other options: I have seen other overnight oat recipes use green yogurt, cottage cheese, or nut butter.
You can always make your own variation to this. Another similar recipe of mine is this delicious Vegan Banana Pudding.
Always use old-fashioned oats. You can use any type of dairy or non dairy product for the milk. My favorite type of protein powder to use is Orgain protein powder. Feel free to use CILANTROPARSLEY30 for 30% off your first order. Orgain protein powder is AMAZING because it’s made with REAL ingredients, cleaner foods, and still SO delicious.
No equipment is necessary for this recipe, which is why I love it. Using a mason jar is super helpful for this recipe, as it is an air-tight container.
This will last in your refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in an air-tight container. These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Make sure to mix the ingredients well before adding into the fridge.Print
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