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Quaker Oats Recipe Review: Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

For days that you have a busy morning, you want a meal that you can pull out of the fridge, no warming up, no cooking,  no mess or fuss needed are the best!  And also family friendly *Praise Hands* 


I will be honest there are very limited breakfast meals that meet the standard! So full disclosure, any breakfast, especially a clean one is going to take some work!


So we tried the Quaker Oats Peanut Butter Banana overnight oats try, below are some Pros and Cons of the Recipe and at the end we will give our final verdict.



Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quaker® Oats 
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk 
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds 
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup bananas, sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

Overall we loved this recipe! It is tasty, banana and peanut butter is a staple flavor combo that is really tasty, and compliments the morning coffee!  For some who love salt, this recipe curbs the craving! It’s filling, so you will still have more left to finish for a second breakfast later!


Personally, I could not eat the whole serving in one sitting. I could only get through one half of it, but that could be a good thing! You can come back to it and eat the rest an hour or two later to hold you over until lunch. 


The prep to get this done was great! The only part that was a pain was trying to layer the peanut butter between the oats and bananas. Peanut butter is a thick product that doesn't gracefully slide like jelly or mayo does with a light push of a butter knife. 


The only new item I needed to buy for this recipe were the chia seeds! I bought the seeds from my local Wegmans. The 12 pack Organic Chia seeds cost $4.59, which isn't bad for the amount of portions you're getting. 


Cons:


I was excited to pull my overnight oats from the refrigerator and see what they were going to look like. I was very disappointed, initially. I thought that the oats were going to expand or something. 


The biggest shocker which made it to the cons list was the taste of cold oatmeal, the initial taste is pretty jarring if you never experienced it before. I definitely recommend letting the overnight oats sit on the counter for a minute, let it get to room temp, and then dig in. 


Side note, I followed the recipe step by step, and when I tried to get a spoon in, it felt dry and needed a small splash of milk to loosen it up.


Last point! 


This is not office friendly. Oatmeal no matter what way is prepared is the dennis the menace of dish cleaning! Oats stick on bowls, plates, and such, and need to soak in soap and water immediately! I wouldn't personally go through the bother of that in the office or waste my time scrubbing my container at home. 


Being a remote worker, I will definitely add this recipe into my repertoire of easy on the go meals for the work week! This week we are trying a strawberry granola overnight oats recipe, I cannot wait to see how that turns out!



Pros: 


  • Remote Worker Friendly
  • Ordinary grocery items 
  • Quick 10-15 minutes prep
  • You can make the night before
  • Impossible to  mess up
  • You can edit to your tastes or others preferences
  • Nutritious- loaded in fiber from the oats and chia seed, fruit, and almond milk!

Cons:


  • Cold Oatmeal Shock!
  • Not office friendly. 
  • Oatmeal Clean up 

We definitely recommend you try this out!