Monday 20 September 2021

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana and Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.Eating a good breakfast keeps you going till lunch time without getting mid morning hunger pangs. It helps you to concentrate and keeps your blood sugar levels constant. Most people skip breakfast and grab a chocolate bar or a coffee on the way. This is really unhealthy and does not do your body any good. My go to breakfast for my family is overnight oats. 

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are a no cook method of making oatmeal. They are prepared overnight and generally consumed cold. They are time saving, quick and super healthy and as they can be prepared the night before they make the perfect on the go breakfast. You can add any toppings of your choice, the combinations re endless.

I always make a basic plain batch of overnight oats and then let my family choose their own favorite toppings to add to them. Before I share the recipe, I will answer some questions that are often asked about overnight oats.

What type of oats can you use ?

You can use rolled oats or gluten free oats

What type of milk can you use?

Any type of milk, full cream, skimmed, semi skimmed or plant based milk such as almond milk, hazelnut milk, coconut milk or soya milk

What toppings can you add ?

You can add fruits, nuts, sauces, seeds, syrups or just eat them plain.

What can I serve overnight oats in?

The best way to serve overnight oats is a screw top mason jar, however you can serve them in any type of container, there is no hard and fast rule.

Can I eat overnight oats cold or hot.

Normally they are eaten cold but there is no reason why you cannot warm them for a few seconds in the microwave, however I recommend you don't add yoghurt in the oats if you are going to warm the oats up. 

Are overnight oats unhealthy.

Overnight oats are not unhealthy if you keep your topping light. Of course if you overload the oats with sugary topping then they will be high in calories.

How can I make overnight oats gluten free and vegan?

You can use gluten free oats and plant based milk and yoghurts to make vegan and gluten free overnight oats.

In this recipe, I am making peanut butter overnight oats with banana and vegan salted caramel sauce. I made the peanut butter in my froothie Optimum 9200 blender and the vegan salted caramel sauce was sent to me by the Bad Brownie 

The Vegan Salted Caramel sauce had a lovely texture and complimented the oats and banana combination really well.

The Vegan Salted Caramel sauce is really versatile, it can be added as a topping for oats, ice cream, porridge, fruits, brownies, cupcakes and cookies too.

You can batch makes these and keep in the fridge for a couple of days. I keep mine in individual serving mason jars so that my family can take one to work, school and college and can be eaten on the go. Just attach a spoon to the side of the jar and breakfast on the go is ready.

Yield: 2 Servings
Author: Nayna Kanabar
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana and Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana and Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

Overnight Oats with banana, peanut butter and vegan salted caramel sauce, This is the perfect vegan, gluten free healthy breakfast, that is super tasty and delicious.
Prep time: 10 MinInactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 10 M


  • 125g Gluten free Oats
  • 200g Almond Milk
  • 50g Soya Yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsps Vegan Sated Caramel Sauce
  • 2 Walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp Flaked Almonds
  • Mint Leaves for Garnish


  1. In a Jar add the oats, almond milk, soya yoghurt, vanilla essence, maple syrup and chia seeds.
  2. Mix everything together, cover with lid and keep in the refrigerator overnight
  3. In the morning mix the oats mixture and dive into two serving jars.
  4. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter on top pf the oats mixture.
  5. Slice the banana and place a few slices on top of the peanut butter.
  6. Drizzle with the vegan salted caramel sauce and top with flaked almonds and a walnut. Garnish with a mint leaf.


You can add any type of plant based milk and yoghurt in this recipe.

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There are many overnight oat options, you can make them chocolate flavoured by adding cocoa, coffee by adding coffee powder. Flavoured milks such as strawberry, butterscotch or toffee are great flavours to add too. Have you tried overnight oats? What is your favorite flavour, do share in the comments below.

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  1. Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast. I love that it can be made in a large batch and the evening before to save time in the morning. Peanut butter, banana and salted caramel go perfectly together. This is such a delicious and healthy breakfast, thank you!

    1. It is definitely a time saver recipe that is perfect for breakfast.

  2. Peanut butter and banana combo is my favorite. I can imagine how tasty and flavorful the overnight oats would have tasted especially with the salted caramel sauce

    1. Yes definitely the vegan salted caramel sauce really elevates the oats.

  3. I have never tried overnight oats before. To me, it looks more like a dessert than a breakfast, which is great as I have a sweet tooth. I would like to try that salted caramel sauce, it looks so good.

    1. You should try, they are delicious and the variations in toppings can be of personal preference.

  4. I'm not a big banana fan but peanut butter and salted caramel sounds like a great combo! x

    1. These overnight oats are very versatile you can totally omit the bananas and add some other fruit.

  5. I am definitely going to be giving these a go - my whole family love peanut butter so this sounds like a tasty breakfast that they will definitely eat!

  6. I've never tried overnight oats before, this sounds like a great way to enjoy them.

  7. I've never tried overnight oats before but it sounds like a simple way to make breakfast if your mornings are busy.

  8. Those overnight oats looks delicious. I've always been quite boring and just had mine with yogurt and berries. I need to mix it up a bit.

  9. I got addicted to overnight oats when I was trying to loose weight. It's a filling breakfast. The addition of salted caramel sounds delicious. I must try that. Love your pictures.

  10. With salted caramel and peanut butter in the overnight oats will get my kids off to school easily. This looks so lovely.


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