You almost finished your jar of peanut butter. There’s not enough to make a great peanut butter jelly sandwich, but too much to throw the jar away. We’ve all been there. Don’t worry though, we’ve got a solution for you: overnight oatmeal in the almost empty peanut butter jar. Not only does it make the oatmeal all creamy, but you have less dishes to do too.

All the ingredients used in this recipe are nutritious too. Oatmeal can actually help boost the immune system due to the beta glucans. If you choose to use it, unsweetened almond milk is a creamy alternative to milk that doesn’t add any sugar, but still adds hints of flavor. Peanut butter is a heart healthy fat since it contains monounsaturated fats. Cinnamon is packed with antioxidants. Stevia is a great sweetener alternative that won’t raise the blood sugar, but also full of harmful chemicals like other sweetener alternatives. Lastly, Greek yogurt can help promote a healthy gut due to the probiotics found in it.

Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:Overnight
  • Total Time:8 hours
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup rolled oatmeal
  • 1 cup liquid (such as unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 almost empty jar of peanut butter
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon stevia
  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
Photo by Hana Brannigan
  • Step 1

    Combine the rolled oats, liquid, and cinnamon into a medium to large microwave safe bowl.

  • Step 2

    Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

    Photo by Hana Brannigan
  • Step 3

    Once cooled, spoon the oatmeal into the almost empty jar of peanut butter.

  • Step 4

    Add in the plain non-fat Greek yogurt, and 1/2 tablespoon stevia. Cover it all with the peanut butter jar lid, and store overnight. Enjoy cold in the morning!

    Photo by Hana Brannigan