Start your family’s day with my Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats. Each nourishing bowl has 16 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 20% of the bone-building calcium you need each day.
I created this recipe for Planters Peanuts and was compensated for my work. All opinions are my own.
Whether you’re a busy mom juggling family and work commitments or a 10-year-old whose favorite part of the day is playing kickball at recess, waking up to a wholesome (and flavorful) breakfast is your winning ticket to feeling alert and energized all morning long.
Why overnight oats? They’re easy to make, convenient, versatile, and nutritious. Assemble them in Mason jars the night before (your kids can help!), and when you wake up in the morning, all you have to do is stir the mixture to combine all the yummy flavors and then adorn with your favorite toppings — things like sliced banana, berries, and nuts.
Why peanuts? Well, a one-ounce serving of the Planters Dry Roasted peanuts that I used in this recipe has an impressive 7 grams of protein, 2 grams of filling fiber, and most of the fat is the good-for-you mono and polyunsaturated kind. Oh, and kids love ’em!
I can’t imagine a day without breakfast!
My fun-to-make Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats are slightly sweet thanks to the fresh berries and kefir; they’re chewy thanks to the old-fashioned oats; and the chopped peanuts provide a satisfying crunch.
The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating legumes including peanuts, lentils, and beans as well as nuts and other plant-based proteins for a healthy lifestyle. And the guidelines emphasize a “shift towards other protein foods” — including more nuts and seeds.
The way I see it, breakfast provides the perfect opportunity for putting those guidelines into action.
- Serves: 2
- Serving size: 1 jar
- Calories: 370
- Fat: 18g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 40g
- Sodium: 150mg
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 16g
- 1 cup low-fat strawberry kefir
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 4 to 5 large strawberries cut into ¼-inch dice, (2/3 cup)
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 ounces lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped and divided
- Optional toppings: Sliced bananas, berries, unsweetened coconut chips
- Divide the kefir, oats, strawberries, and chia seeds evenly between two pint-size Mason jars. Add 3 tablespoons of the chopped peanuts to each jar. (Reserve the remaining peanuts for topping.)
- Secure the lids, and shake very well until everything is combined. (Your kids can definitely help you shake.)
- Place the jars in the refrigerator overnight. Before serving, stir the contents of each jar to combine all the flavors. Eat from the jar or transfer to bowls and top with the remaining peanuts and optional toppings as desired.
I could eat these oats every day!
What’s your favorite overnight oats combination? Have you ever used peanuts?