Vanilla overnight oats with peanut butter recipe


1 minutes

06 May 2024

Energise your day with a breakfast that’s as convenient as it is nutritious. This quick and delicious overnight oats recipe from the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet makes for the perfect start to your day.

This high-protein recipe is ideal for refuelling post-training or energising your body 2-3 hours before a workout. Crafted with busy lifestyles in mind, it’s the ultimate grab-and-go option for those who stay active and anyone seeking a healthy breakfast routine amidst life’s hustle and bustle.

Get creative with your mix-ins! Swap out peanut butter for nut-free options such as three teaspoons of chia seeds, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin seeds, 1.5 teaspoons of tahini or 1.5 teaspoons of sunflower seed spread. Don’t like peanut butter, but can have nuts? Try 1 heaped teaspoon of almond or cashew spread or 1-2 teaspoons of slivered almonds, pistachios or walnuts.

This recipe was created by nutrition experts to provide a healthy mix of fruit, dairy and healthy fats and is available as part of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet available to eligible HBF members.

Serves: 2
Prep time: 2 minutes


  • 1 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 cups high-protein yoghurt (or low-fat, plain)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 medium bananas, sliced
  • 4 teaspoons of peanut butter, heaped


In a bowl, combine oats, milk, 1 cup of yoghurt and vanilla. Divide the oats mixture into four separate jars or containers with lids. Store in the fridge overnight.

Each morning, grab one serving and top with ½ cup of yoghurt, 1 banana and a heaped teaspoon of peanut butter. Enjoy! Store in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.


This article contains general information only and does not take into account the health, personal situation or needs of any person. In conjunction with your GP or treating health care professional, please consider whether the information is suitable for you and your personal circumstances.