Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast you can prep ahead, this recipe for Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Chia Seeds is simple and delicious and ready to eat when you are! Overnight Oatmeal is an easy way to meal prep for busy mornings.

So, things have been crazy around our house for a while now. Every time I think things are going to get easier or slow down… we seem to just get busier!

There’s so many things I’ve wanted to share with you this summer and it just seems like I never had much time to sit down and write.

One of the biggest things that’s happened this summer was we tore out the kitchen and began renovating the house. I haven’t had a kitchen in two months! The wait will be so worth it though. The began installing my kitchen cabinets yesterday and it looks so good! Y’all I’ve waited my whole life to have a kitchen I love. And I can’t wait to start cooking again! We’ve eaten a whole lot of take out and a whole lot of microwave dinners this summer.

So, this recipe is perfect for busy mornings whether you are trying to get your kids out the door to school or you’re running out the door to work. This Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal is healthy and easy to make.

Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

If you’re someone who often rushes in the morning but still craves a delicious and nutritious start to your day, overnight peanut butter oatmeal might just be your new best friend. This no-cook recipe combines the creamy richness of peanut butter with the hearty texture of oats to create a breakfast that’s not only packed with flavor but also offers a powerhouse of energy. It’s perfect for busy mornings, as you prepare it the night before and wake up to a ready-to-eat, delightful meal that feels like a treat every day!

related: 10 Morning Hacks to Simplify Your Routine

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe this fall! I know we will!

What You’ll Need:

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats: The base of our oatmeal, providing a perfect texture that soaks up all the flavors.
  • Natural peanut butter: For a deep, nutty flavor and a boost of protein.
  • Chia seeds: These tiny seeds add a nutritional punch and help thicken the mixture.
  • Honey or maple syrup: A touch of natural sweetness to balance the flavors.
  • Milk or a non-dairy alternative: Use whatever you prefer to create the creaminess that oats need to soften beautifully.
  • Vanilla extract: A dash to enhance all the other flavors.

Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh fruits: Sliced bananas, apples, or berries add freshness and a burst of flavor.
  • Nuts and seeds: Sprinkle on some chopped almonds, walnuts, or additional chia seeds for added crunch and nutrients.
  • Extra sweetness: A drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or a sprinkle of cinnamon can make your oatmeal even more delightful.

Why It Works:

This recipe is not just about convenience; it’s also about starting your day right. Oats are full of fiber that helps you feel full longer, while peanut butter provides protein and healthy fats, giving you the sustained energy you need to tackle your day. Plus, the customizable nature of this dish makes it a perfect breakfast choice for virtually anyone, catering to all sorts of tastes and dietary needs.

Whether you’re a parent on-the-go or simply looking to streamline your morning routine, overnight peanut butter oatmeal is a versatile, healthy, and utterly delicious choice that prepares itself while you sleep!

Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Chia Seeds @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Chia Seeds @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Yield: 2

Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal


  • 2/3 cup of steep cut oats
  • 1/3 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 and 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or syrup


    1. In a mason jar add in oats and milk, put in microwave for one and a half minutes to soften a bit.
    2. Add in chia and stir together.
    3. Add in honey or syrup, vanilla and peanut butter. Gently mix together.
    4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    5. Add toppings and enjoy!
    6. Makes two servings.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 15gSugar: 29gProtein: 14g