Overnight oats kilner jar

Can I ask you a personal question? What time do you get up in the morning?

“The impertinent little scamp!” I hear (none of) you say. It’s an interesting question because, more likely than not, your brain just jumped to the time your alarm goes off in the morning. But that’s not the only answer. Mine, for example, would probably be something along the lines of ‘as late as possible’.

A morning person, I am not. Much as I try I am not an early riser. I see Instagram posts and talk to colleagues who’ve managed some sort of workout before reaching the office, but alas it doesn’t seem to be on the cards for me. Wondering what this has to do with peanut butter overnight oats yet? Well, let’s get to that.

As someone who is limited by time but who still wants to eat something decent in the morning, I love things like overnight oats. It’s something you can spend a few minutes putting together the night before that will give you a good start the next morning. Giving you a go-getter attitude; helped, of course, by my morning coffee. I am also a shameless fan of peanut butter. I eat quite a lot of it. In fact even typing those words made my inner ‘also me’ meme say ‘Go get a spoon and the jar’. So could you combine the two?

Of course you can. There wouldn’t be much point in writing this if you couldn’t. But let me tell you something else – it is bloody delicious. I got the idea out of my little Kilner cookbook (you can read my review of it) and it really does work. I was standing in my little kitchen, spoon in one hand, flicking through a few emails before leaving for work (yes, it’s a bad habit, I know) and stopped because I was just really enjoying it (the overnight oats that is, not the emails, obviously).

I was a bit worried I’d have lumps of peanut butter covered in oats, but it had mixed through well and just made the consistency a little thicker than overnight oats might normally be. The cinnamon and the fruit also brighten this recipe up a little, and my sweet tooth was satiated by the little bit of honey that was in there too.

Yes, it does involve a little forethought and organisational abilities in your evenings, but if you’re like me and more awake pre-bed than immediately post, then it’s a way of starting your day that’s a whole lot better than a cereal bar in the car. And who knows, maybe the answer to when you wake up can maybe be a few minutes later.

Overnight oats kilner jar

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Peanut butter overnight oats

Overnight oats kilner jar

This is a simple recipe for peanut butter overnight oats, adapted from a recipe I found in the Kilner cookbook. It serves one person, but just up the quantities if you’re making for more.

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes + Overnight
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes + Overnight
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 45g oats
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dried fruit, banana, nuts, seeds or however you wish to top in the morning

Instructions

Get all your dry ingredients together and put them in to your jar of choice (I use one with a clip and a seal if I am likely to have them cold, or a regular jam jar if I’m going to heat it up the next day).

Add in the vanilla, peanut butter and honey. Mix together as best you can, then add in the milk and mix through until there are no major clusters around the peanut butter.

Leave overnight in the fridge and in the morning you will have peanut butter overnight oats. Add your favourite toppings as desired.

Print

Peanut butter overnight oats

Overnight oats kilner jar

This is a simple recipe for peanut butter overnight oats, adapted from a recipe I found in the Kilner cookbook. It serves one person, but just up the quantities if you’re making for more.

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes + Overnight
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes + Overnight
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 45g oats
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Get all your dry ingredients together and put them in to your jar of choice (I use one with a clip and a seal if I am likely to have them cold, or a regular jam jar if I’m going to heat it up the next day).

Add in the vanilla, peanut butter and honey. Mix together as best you can, then add in the milk and mix through until there are no major clusters around the peanut butter.

Leave overnight in the fridge and in the morning you will have peanut butter overnight oats. Add your favourite toppings as desired.