These easy to prepare Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats are 1 SmartPoints per portion on the Weight Watchers Purple plan.
They are 5 SmartPoints per portion on the Blue plan (& the old Freestyle plan) and 8 SmartPoints if you are following the Green plan.
Tasty & filling they are a great choice for a Weight Watchers breakfast that you can prepare the night before and that will keep you satisfied for hours.
Overnight oats are a popular choice for people following the Weight Watchers plan and have been for some time .... and understandably so!
They're a perfect 'grab and go' breakfast, they're simple to make and you can play around with lots of flavour combinations.
Now, I love Peanut Butter, I love banana & I love chocolate so I decided to combine all three ingredients to make this tasty breakfast.
And it works ..... it really does!
I've made them a number of times fiddling around with the ingredients & quantities to come up with something that is both tasty but not too high in SmartPoints.
So are overnight oats good for you?
Overnight oats are undoubtably a good breakfast option ..... especially when compared to the usual sugar laden breakfast cereals.
Oats are nutritious, full of fibre and protein and they will keep you satisfied for many hours! And if you are following the Purple plan, they are zero SmartPoints meaning that many overnight oats recipes are very low SmartPoints!
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Which Peanut Butter should I use?
As any peanut butter fan who is following the WW plan knows, peanut butter is really high in SmartPoints! Boo hiss!
For this recipe, I wanted the taste of PB without the SmartPoints so I used peanut butter powder to achieve this.
Powdered peanut butter tends to be around 80% - 90% lower in fat than 'normal' peanut butter! You can add it to smoothies & shakes or to recipes like this one or you can mix it with a little water to make it into a spreadable butter.
I used PB2 Original Powdered Peanut Butter but you can also get PB2 Chocolate Peanut Butter Powder . If you were to use the PB2 chocolate peanut butter powder it would increase the Points in this recipe by an extra 1 SmartPoint.
I would therefore suggest that if you use an alternate brand of peanut butter powder in this recipe you should work out the SmartPoints before using. I used 2 tablespoons of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter which worked out as 1 SmartPoint.
For more information about peanut butter and Weight Watchers take a look at this post - Best Peanut Butters | Weight Watchers.
Which chocolate sauce can I use?
There are a number of sugar free chocolate sauces / syrups that you can use in this recipe that work out at 0 SmartPoints per portion!
Good choices if you are based in the US are Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup, Smucker's Sugar Free Chocolate Sundae Syrup or Pyure Sugar Free Chocolate Flavored Syrup. These three syrups all work out at 0 SmartPoints if you use 1 teaspoon!
I used Sweet Freedom Choc Shot (perfect if you are based in the UK!) which works out at 0 SmartPoints per ½ teaspoon.
Smartpoints in this overnight oats recipe
The Weight Watchers program includes 3 individual plans, giving anyone following Weight Watchers lots of choice about how they use their SmartPoint allocation.
Using the official WW recipe builder I have worked out the SmartPoints for this Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats for each of the plans.
- Blue Plan - 5 SmartPoints per portion
- Freestyle (old plan) - 5 SmartPoints per portion
- Purple Plan - 1 SmartPoint per portion
- Green Plan - 8 or 6 SmartPoints per portion
Please note that if you are following the myWW Green plan you can reduce the SmartPoints value to 6 SmartPoints per portion by using fat free Greek yogurt instead of fat free natural yogurt.
- 1 medium banana
- ⅓ cup (40g) rolled oats
- ½ cup (120g) fat free natural yogurt / fat free Greek yogurt *
- 2 tbsp skim milk
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)
- 1 tsp sweetener (optional)
- ½ tsp - 1 tbsp sugar free chocolate syrup
- Leaving the banana in its skin, cut it in half. Wrap the end of one of the halfs with a little cling wrap and place in the fridge for the morning.
- Peel the other half of the banana and place it in a bowl & squish till soft with a fork.
- Add the yogurt, milk, sweetener (if using) and 1 tablespoon of the powdered peanut butter.
- Stir till you have a smooth mixture.
- Add the oats and mix to combine.
- Spoon into a jar, cover and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
- In the morning, mix the remaining peanut butter powder with a little water to make a smooth paste.
- Remove the overnight oats from the fridge, top with the remains of the banana and drizzle with the peanut butter and sugar free chocolate syrup.
* If you are following the Green plan, you can use fat free Greek yogurt to make these overnight oats 6 SmartPoints per portion.
If you are using Sweet Freedom Choc Shot you can use ½ teaspoon to keep within the SmartPoints.
If you are using Hershey's sugar free syrup or Pyure sugar free chocolate syrup you can use 1 tablespoon.
If you are using Smucker's sugar free chocolate syrup then you can use 1 teaspoon to keep with the SmartPoints.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 7gSugar: 0gProtein: 14g
Please be aware that the nutritional information above has been automatically generated and does not account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc. It should therefore be considered as an estimate. PointedKitchen.com has calculated Weight Watchers Smart Points based on the individual ingredients used to make this recipe and not from the following nutritional information. PointedKitchen.com is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to your reliance on this nutritional information.