Try this recipe Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats for a healthy breakfast full of whole grains and protein. These oatmeal bowls are hearty and filling. Enjoy cold or warmed in the microwave. Low calories and WW points.
WW points for overnight oats
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Tonight’s oatmeal with peanut butter is 6 Weightwatchers points.
Updated May 2023 for WW Points.
Healthy Overnight Oatmeal
Eating a healthy breakfast and staying within WW points can be difficult if you don’t prepare ahead of time. Whip up this recipe the night before or make enough meals for the week and be sure your breakfast will fit perfectly into your WW plan.
Basic Overnight Oatmeal Recipe
A time-saving idea for overnight oats is to mix oatmeal with your milk of choice (skimmed or unsweetened alternative milks like almond milk, flax milk, soy milk, or oat milk are the best) and let it sit in the fridge to thicken. : . Then, when you’re ready to eat it, just grab it from the fridge, top with fresh fruit or other toppings (see below) and enjoy! Here are the main ingredients.
- 1/2 cup oats (old-fashioned or rolled)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 cup yogurt of choice OR 1 tablespoon (T) chia seeds and additional 1/4 cup milk
- toppings, toppings and fruit as desired
We add Greek yogurt to our oat recipe to thicken it up and add protein. Plain low-fat Greek yogurt is a zero-point food for WW program members.
Have you tried incorporating chia seeds into your recipes? They are popular because they absorb liquid, promote satiety, and provide additional texture similar to tapioca. If you add chia seeds to this recipe, be sure to add the milk as the seeds absorb quite a bit of liquid and you only need enough to thicken the oats.
Variations on overnight oats
Once you know how to make overnight oatmeal in the fridge, there’s no stopping what you can create.
Here are some ideas.
- Add chia seeds – make sure to add milk for this version
- Add flax or hemp seeds
- Add PB2 powdered peanut butter (chocolate flavored) along with the banana (also check out our Instant Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal)
- Banana and cinnamon for banana bread flavor
- Pumpkin and Cinnamon for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Add strawberries, blueberries or raspberries
- Make an overnight carrot cake with shredded cooked carrots and pineapple (see this Tropical Oatmeal recipe for a similar version).
How to cook overnight oatmeal
Tonight’s oatmeal recipe, also known as refrigerated oatmeal, is a recipe that screams “meal prep” because it’s so easy to make ahead.
Just make enough servings for the week and store them in the fridge until it’s time to enjoy. It only takes a few minutes to make five servings on the weekend so you have enough to last you through the rest of the work week. This is a great time saver.
Overnight oats stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. Do not freeze, as the texture becomes too watery when thawed.
You can use cute little mason jars, but don’t worry if you don’t have them. Any container works to hold your oatmeal.
Serve the oats hot or cold and add your favorite toppings.
Overnight Weight Loss Oats in 3 Easy Steps
Step 1 – Whisk together the almond milk, Greek yogurt and honey. Mix in oats.
This recipe is very simple and quick to prepare. Just whisk together the wet ingredients, then stir in the oats.
To reduce the calories/points even further, eliminate the honey or use a non-caloric sweetener of your choice, such as stevia or monk fruit.
The recipe makes one serving of easy overnight oats. To cook for breakfast, multiply by the number of servings you want, such as 5-7 servings for each day of the week or for family members.
Step 2 – Store in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.
Since oatmeal is (usually) uncooked, your oats will need to sit for several hours, or preferably overnight. The oats absorb the liquid, making this breakfast thick and creamy.
Step 3 – Before serving, top the rolled oats with banana slices and peanut butter granola (optional).
Most people eat overnight oats cold, but you can heat them up in the microwave if you like.
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Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
This easy-to-make breakfast recipe is packed with protein, nutrition and flavor and low in calories and points. Make it ahead so you’re ready for busy days.
Calories. 217:will you
- 1/2 glass rolled or stale oatmeal
- 1/2 glass unsweetened, plain or vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 glass plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1: T: honey
- 1: T: peanut butter powder such as PB2
- 1/2 fruit banana sliced
- 2: T: peanut butter granola optional (not included in credits or nutritional information)
Whisk in the almond milk, yogurt and honey. Mix in oats.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight, such as a mason jar.
Just before serving, top the condensed oatmeal with banana slices. Enjoy hot or cold.
Sprinkle with granola, if using.
Calories. 217:will you |: Carbohydrates. 36:is |: Proteins: 11:00is |: Fat. 4:is |: Saturated fats. 1:is |: Polyunsaturated fats. 1:is |: Monounsaturated fats. 1:is |: Cholesterol. 3:mg |: Sodium. 233:mg |: Potassium. 165:mg |: Fiber. 3:is |: Sugar: 20:00is |: Vitamin A. 27:00IU: |: Vitamin C. 1:mg |: Calcium. 222:mg |: iron 1:mg
You’ll love how easy and delicious this recipe is! Try overnight oats/refrigerated oatmeal for a make-ahead breakfast option. This recipe makes one serving, but can easily be scaled up to feed more than one person or make a week’s worth of healthy breakfasts in just a few minutes of prep time.
What is your favorite healthy breakfast? Share in the comments below.
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