Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats without Chia Seeds are incredibly rich, but healthy. Greek yogurt and creamy peanut butter help create the most decadently thick and creamy texture, with sweet notes from honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Perfect for meal prep!

peanut topped peanut butter overnight oats without chia seeds

The texture of these peanut butter overnight oats without chia seeds is beyond incredible! Lusciously thick and creamy — and they taste incredible, too!

But why no chia seeds? Well, to be honest, I know that some people just don’t like chia seeds and their texture. And I get it! They totally have a time and place. Except they’re in the vast majority of overnight oat recipes.

So by intentionally having no chia seeds in these overnight oats, you get a much smoother texture. But definitely don’t sacrifice creaminess, with the Greek yogurt and peanut butter taking care of that!

Want more delicious peanut butter goodies? Try this peanut butter yogurt dip and these 3-ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls.

Why This Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds Recipe is SO Good:

  • Perfect peanut butter flavor!
  • Just the right amount of sweetness from the honey and vanilla.
  • They’re SO good!
  • These overnight oats are a very kid-friendly breakfast.
  • Great for meal prep!
  • Simple – only a few minutes of hands on prep time and less than 10 ingredients.
  • Did I mention they taste incredible?

Ingredients Needed

For a full ingredient list with quantities, please check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

ingredients to make peanut butter overnight oats without chia seeds
  • Oats: rolled, old-fashioned oats help create the best texture.
  • Peanut Butter: the star of the show! Adds so much flavor and creaminess.
  • Greek Yogurt: adds protein and creaminess.
  • Milk: use whatever you prefer to drink (know that using dairy or soy milks will help boost the protein content).
  • Sweetener: I used honey, but you can use any sweetener you prefer. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and non-nutritive sweeteners like allulose and stevia work well, too.
  • Vanilla: I totally accidentally omitted it from the picture, but don’t skip it! It’s a small ingredient but it totally completes the balance of these oats.

Step-by-Step Directions

For complete instructions, please check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

peanut butter overnight oats without chia seeds with a golden spoon
  1. Stir together all the wet ingredients (Greek yogurt, milk, PB, vanilla, honey) until smooth. Add the oats and stir again.
  2. Wait 5 minutes then stir one last time.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Garnish if desired, then serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Waiting five minutes and then giving your overnight oats a second stir is a great way to prevent the oats/ other ingredients from settling on the bottom of the jar.
  • Don’t have overnight? Just make sure to soak for four hours!
  • I used a drizzle of peanut butter and chopped peanuts to garnish mine, but you can totally skip or use what you like.
a creamy spoonful of peanut butter overnight oats without chia seeds

Substitutions & Variations

  • Switch up the nut butter. Almond butter, cashew butter, sunbutter — they all are delicious here!
  • You can substitute a non-dairy milk and Greek yogurt-alternative, but know that the oats will end up with less protein.
  • These can easily be gluten-free, just use a certified gluten free oat brand.
  • Looking for more protein? Stir in a scoop of protein powder or collagen peptides.
  • Add some other flavorings – cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, etc.
  • Use fun mix ins! Try stirring in dried fruit (like dried cranberries), chopped nuts or seeds, or mini chocolate chips.

Storage, Freezing, & Reheating

  • How long can you store overnight oats? They can be kept up to 4 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze overnight oats? Yes! Freeze in freezer-safe containers for up to three months. I recommend thawing overnight before consuming. You may need to add a splash of milk.
  • Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold? It’s truly up to you! Most of the time, overnight oats are enjoyed cold – but if you prefer them warm, that’s totally fine!
  • How do you reheat overnight oats? Heat refrigerated overnight oats in the microwave for 15-20 second intervals, stirring in between, until heated through.

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats without Chia Seeds use Greek yogurt and peanut butter to make the most deliciously creamy overnight oats.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Set Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Lindsey


  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt nonfat, plain
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup old-fashioned oats


  • In a small bowl or mason jar, combine milk, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Stir until evenly combined. Add in oats and stir again.
    1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • Wait five minutes then stir a final time (this helps prevents the oats from settling on the bottom of the jar).
  • Refrigerate the oats for at least four hours, or overnight. Give a final stir in the morning, garnish as you wish, and enjoy.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg

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