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Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Creamy, natural peanut butter, and crisp, juicy apples are the perfect natural sweetener for overnight steel cut oats.

Peanut butter being drizzled into Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal

Apple season continues here in Michigan and to celebrate, we recently picked up a big bag of crisp gala apples from a local orchard. Is there anything worse than a mealy apple? I vote no.

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Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Truth be told: I love a fresh apple but a fresh apple mixed with creamy natural peanut butter? Yes, please. All of my friends know that I am mildly obsessed with Koeze natural peanut butter. Not only is it roasted locally here in Grand Rapids but it comes in the most adorable glass jar.

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

This is thrilling for two reasons:
1. The glass jar can be microwaved. (Warm peanut butter anyone?)
2. When the peanut butter is almost gone, the jar instantly becomes a re-sealable container for overnight oats.

Frequently asked questions:

Can old-fashioned oats be used instead of steel-cut oats?

Can old-fashioned oats be used instead of steel-cut oats?

Can this be prepared with almond milk and almond yogurt?

Absolutely!! The liquid basically softens (aka cooks) the oats so that it’s easy to eat. I like mine on the chewier side but some people like their oats a bit mushier and add more liquid.

If you love the idea of making breakfast the evening before but don’t love the idea of cold oats, simply pop the jar in the microwave and a warm breakfast will be ready in 30 seconds.

Your fork spoon is waiting.

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

4.6 stars average
Creamy, natural peanut butter and crisp, juicy apples are the perfect natural sweetener for overnight steel cut oats.
PREP: 10 mins
TOTAL: 10 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ c steel cut oats
  • ½ c milk (fat free)
  • c plain yogurt (low fat)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (natural or whatever is left in jar)
  • ¼ banana (sliced)
  • ½ apple (cored and diced)

Instructions
 

  • In an almost-empty peanut butter jar or another resealable glass jar, combine all ingredients except banana and apples.
  • Seal jar and refrigerate overnight.
  • Top with banana slices and diced apple in the morning.

Recipe Video

Notes

Serve cold, room temp or pop in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm. Steel cuts will have a nice chew to them but if you prefer to cook them further, add 1/4 c extra milk and microwave for 90 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 60.9gProtein: 18.5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11.6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 143mgFiber: 10.8gSugar: 20.9g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

16 Comments

  1. I haven’t made this (yet) simply because I don’t have any ripe bananas. But I do make overnight oats all the time and I came across this just because I was hunting for a PB & apple recipe and found yours (thank you!).

    I wanted to comment that I’ve discovered that with apples that they can actually be cut up the night before and put in the overnight oats along with the 1/2 C. milk. They keep a nice texture and don’t turn brown. I wouldn’t have believed it my mom hadn’t shown me. When I do it, I don’t use yogurt (just milk and oats), but I don’t think will make a difference. Give it a try. I’m not a morning person, so anything that I can be done the night before is a bonus.

    I’m looking forward to trying your exact recipe soon. For tonight, though, I’m doing just the peanut butter, apple, oatmeal and milk since that is what I have. Thank you for the recipe, though!

  2. All your recipes that I have made so far, are amazing. There are so many to chose from. Thank you for your time and effort to help us eat healthier and enjoy different types of food.

  3. Hi Melissa,

    So sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy these oats. I’m slightly confused, you said “maybe peanut butter would help” but peanut butter is, in fact an ingredient. Did you make substitutions to my recipe? If so, that might be why you’re not happy with the end result. Let me know – I’d love to help you make this recipe correctly. We love it and eat it frequently! -Liz

  4. I, too, am wondering if Old Fashioned Oats will work in place of the Steel Cut? Will any of the measurements change if using the Old Fashioned?

    Thanks!

    1. Is it possible to freeze these so that I can make them in bulk and then have them for a week or 2 to thaw & have in the morning?

    2. can this be done with almond milk and almond yogurt? I assume it’s simply the liquid that helps ‘cook’ the oats overnight?
      i may just have to try!

      1. Absolutely!! You got it – the liquid basically softens (aka cooks) the oats so that it’s easy to eat. I like mine on the chewier side but some people like their oats a bit more mushy and add more liquid. Totally up to you! Enjoy!

    3. That sounds awesome! I have just finally started eating oatmeal for breakfast after years of wanting to but not enjoying it. My new go-to is 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 water with a pinch of salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and a teaspoon of each raisins and maple syrup. I eat PB and apples as a snack almost everyday so this is right up my alley – I have to try it!

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