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Overnight Peanut Butter & Honey Chia Oats

Overnight oats are one of my go-to breakfasts and lately on mornings where I have a long run planned or a harder workout, I am loving this combination of oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, almond milk, and fruit. It is a little higher in calories/points than many overnight oats recipes I have used in the past, but it really provides the energy boost I need during a harder workout. Moreover, I have found I am not starving immediately after, which is a common problem when I have eggs or a lighter breakfast. You can use PB2 or regular nut butter in the recipe depending on your preferences, but PB2 is definitely a way to keep the calories lower. If you opt for regular nut butter, I would reduced it to just one tablespoon. This adds around 45 calories.

What are your favorite breakfasts on longer or harder exercise days?

Overnight Peanut Butter & Honey Chia Oats
Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Nutritional Information: 348.6 calories, 10g of fat, 31.1g of carbohydrates, 13g of fiber, 16g of protein, 9.8g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 8 *


  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup light vanilla almond milk (updated, I usually use 1 cup without problems but many people have had it turn out liquidy so start with 2/3 cup and add more if needed)
  • 2 tbsp. PB2 (divided)
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • Optional: 1/2 sliced banana, 1/2 cup bluberries, 1/2 cup apples


  1. Mix together the steel cut oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and 1 tbsp. powdered PB2. You can also use regular or reduced fat peanut butter, but I would use 1/2 tbsp. Mix in any fruit you are using as well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight. Top with remaining prepared PB2 (or 1/2 tbsp. regular/reduced fat peanut butter) and honey.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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7 Response to Overnight Peanut Butter & Honey Chia Oats

  1. Ed M on April 15, 2014

    Did you mean the decimal point? Is this really 48.6 calories? Doesn’t seem to track with 8 WW points.

    • Kristen on April 15, 2014

      You’re right – 348.6! Thanks for catching this. Just updated the recipe

  2. Marshall on April 15, 2014

    Do you normally eat this cold?

    • Kristen on April 15, 2014

      I normally eat it cold, especially now that it is getting warm out. However if you prefer it hot you can pop it in the the microwave for 1-2 minutes, adding a touch of milk if needed.

  3. MEM on April 17, 2014

    This looks delicious! I think the carb count on this is wrong though. There are 29 g of carbs in a quarter cup of steel cut oats alone, so I’m not sure how total carbs could be 11.1 g?

  4. Jacqueline Giron on April 17, 2014

    I made this and put in in the fridge for 7 hrs, and the steel cut oats was still very hard. The only option was to cook it, or leave it in the fridge and try it again tomorrow morning. I like it using regular oats, but this was too hard. Anyone else think it was really- uh -chewy?

  5. Cheryl on April 20, 2014

    My husband has been into oatmeal lately. I’ve
    Been doing overnight in the crock pot.
    He has been enjoying that. I lovedthis recipe.
    I made it today. I looked at it after 4 hours.
    It is still very milky. Hoping by morning it will
    Did I miss a step? Do I need to cook it ?
    I love this site. I use so many recipes.


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