Overnight oats are the quickest and easiest breakfast for a busy mum of four like me. I can prep them the night before and sometimes I even make a huge batch of overnight oats to last me a few days. They’re delicious, very filling and super convenient. Reese’s are one of my favourite little treats so creating Reese’s Peanut Butter Overnight Oats was a no brainer.
What are overnight oats?
With Overnight oats you pretty much get what it says on the tin. Oats that you prep and leave overnight. We all know porridge is a great way to start the day but we don’t always have time in out busy lives to cook it in the morning. Overnight oats give you all that goodness with non of the fuss.
What Type of Oats are Best for Making Overnight Oats?
I have been making overnight oats for a long time and have found the best oats are classic rolled oats they absorb liquid to give a nice creamy texture. They’re also really inexpensive and can be bought in bulk!
Some people don’t like the texture of oats (crazy right) rolled oats can be blitzed into a flour before use that’ll give you more smooth consistency.
This simple Reese’s Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe is so easy to make and it contains just five ingredients.
Ingredients for Reese’s peanut butter overnight oats (serves 1)
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 200ml Milk I use Semi Skimmed but you can swap it for a dairy free alternative like almond if you prefer.
- 2 Tsp Cocoa Powder
- 2 large tbsp Smooth Peanut butter
- Mini Reese’s pieces to top – as many as you like.
How to make Reese’s peanut butter overnight oats
- Combine oats and cocoa powder in a bowl.
- Whisk in your milk with a fork until well blended. You don’t want to see any of dry powder.
- Stir through you peanut butter.
- Cover with cling film or a lid and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Give it a good stir in the morning and top with your Reese’s pieces.
If your taking this into the office or planning to have on the go combine the ingredients in a Tupperware and pop the lid on then it’s good to go straight from the fridge.
Want more? Try these Overnight Chocolate Protein Oats.