Jars filled with overnight oats

Peanut butter & date oat pots

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 6

Try these make-ahead overnight oats for a healthy start to your day. They're naturally sweetened with dates and cinnamon and a good source of calcium.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal299
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre4g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.2g


  • 180g porridge oats
  • 75g 100% crunchy peanut butter
  • 40g stoned medjool dates, chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 x 120g pots plain bio yogurt (or 600g from a large pot)
  • ground cinnamon, for dusting



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  1. Tip the oats into a large bowl and pour over 600ml boiling water. Add the peanut butter, dates and vanilla and stir well. Cool, then stir through 240g of the yogurt. Dilute with a small amount of water if the consistency is a little stiff.

  2. Spoon into six glasses, then top with the remaining yogurt and dust with cinnamon. Cover each glass and keep in the fridge until ready to eat. Will keep well for up to five days.

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1st Apr, 2020
12th day of LOCKDOWN, my children and I are trying lots of new things, incl this, they disliked it with their eyes but enjoyed it once they got stuck in. It was tasty but a bit liquidy. Would use less water next time or maybe milk instead.
10th Nov, 2019
Just had to look it up as misplaced my copy. Really enjoy this esp with pears or blueberries added on top. Also useful for using up Christmas dates - or it was in January!
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25th Apr, 2019
We found that adding honey was very much needed but this is a great snack for my partner to take to work as it fills him up and is readily transported!
1st Apr, 2019
All my favourite things in one pot. I used almond milk rather than water and they sustained me from 8am til 2pm. These will be a regular overnight oats recipe for me.
28th Jan, 2019
These are not only really delicious but also quite sustaining; I didn't feel hungry at all and managed to avoid the biscuit tin all morning!
26th Jan, 2019
So-so. Too gloopy for my taste as well. My husband found the peanut butter too heavy.
Clare Weight
17th Jan, 2019
Surprised to see negative comments, proportions worked out just fine for me with Asda basic oats (I've tried many kinds). I suppose some oats vary in their thirstiness, just like flour.
11th Jan, 2019
Tasty and easy. I served each pot with some sliced apple and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top. I halved the amount of water and even then they were a little too gloopy for me. Next time I probably also won't boil the water as I prefer my birchers to have that nice muesli bite, rather than just feeling like I'm eating cold porridge.
9th Jan, 2019
Too stodgey - waste of dates whose flavour is overpowered by the peanut butter. Needs about double the yoghurt to get it down smoothly. I still have two more servings to get through......
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7th Jan, 2019
I had this today and it was so good! I adapted the recipe to serve one, using 30g oats, 1tbsp peanut butter, 2 dates, 1/4tsp vanilla and a 150g pot of natural yogurt. I absolutely loved it and will definitely be making it a regular breakfast!
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Liz Chesworth
23rd Jan, 2019
What size jars would you recommend for storing these in the fridge please? Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
25th Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest using whatever jars you have or you can also use glasses - a capacity of 350ml will be enough.
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Gary Clark
2nd Jan, 2019
If following the 2010 healthy eating plan, is there a substitute for the peanut butter?
goodfoodteam's picture
6th Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. we haven't tried this with an alternative but you could replace with an alternative nut butter or use a sprinkling of seeds such as sunflower, flax and pumpkin.
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