These peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are a simple and healthy breakfast recipe. They take 5 minutes to prepare, are high in protein and make your weekday morning a whole lot easier!
Peanut butter and jelly anything will always be a yes from me. It’s so easy but also so decadent but also so simple?!
Baked peanut butter and jelly oatmeal is my go to for a slow cozy morning, but these peanut butter overnight oats are perfect for a busy day or when you just don’t feel like cooking.
This may just be the breakfast recipe you need to make sure you actually get out of bed in the morning!
Overnight oats ingredients
For this simple recipe, all you need is:
- Oats: Overnight oats without oats would be overnight… nothing…??
- Chia Seeds: The chia seeds will add some protein to the recipe and helps thicken the oats.
- Peanut Butter: I personally like using creamy peanut butter, but chunky also works!
- Chia Jam: I suggest using my homemade chia jam, but you can use store bough jam if you want as well!
- Non-Dairy Milk: I like using almond milk, but whatever type of milk you use, it will help soften the oats and give them a creamy texture.
- Cinnamon: For more flavor.
- Pinch of salt: The salt somehow gives this a true authentic peanut butter jelly flavor?! If using already salted peanut butter, you may leave this out.
How to make this recipe
If you haven’t already, the first step is to make the homemade chia jam. This only takes about 5 minutes to make so you can let that cook while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
Next up, add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt to a bowl. Stir in the almond milk and maple syrup if using and whisk everything together.
Transfer the bowl (or container/jar) to the fridge and let set overnight or for at least 1 hour.
When you’re ready to eat, stir in the peanut butter and chia jam. You can layer everything into jars like I did to take on the go, or just mix everything together!
Enjoy as is or top it off with some coconut flakes, cinnamon, fresh berries or a drizzle of honey.
What kind of oats are best for overnight oats?
Personally, I always use old fashioned/rolled oats. For this recipe, you can use quick cooking oats but I prefer rolled oats because they keep me full for longer and help stabilize my blood sugar. Plus, I just prefer the texture!
However, quick oats will also work for this recipe, so it’s up to you which one you decide on.
Recipe tips, tricks and notes:
- Generally, overnight oats are eaten cold, but if you have extra time in the morning, you can heat these up in the microwave or stove for a cozy breakfast!
- For some added protein, I like to add a scoop of a dairy free protein powder to the oat mixture. This will also make the mixture a bit thicker and will help keep your blood sugar balanced throughout the morning.
- The oats will keep in the fridge for about 3 days. You can store the oat with or without the peanut butter and jam, it will keep for the same amount of time either way.
- If you have a peanut allergy, feel free to sub the peanut butter for almond butter or any nut or seed butter of choice.
- You can use any berry for the homemade chia jam, I personally think strawberry and raspberry give this a true PB & J flavor!
Try these breakfast recipes next!
- The Best Caramelized Banana Oatmeal
- Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
- Clustery Banana Bread Granola
- Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
- Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- Add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond milk, salt and maple syrup to a bowl, jar, or container and mix well.
- Let sit in the fridge overnight to thicken or for at least 1 hour.
- In the morning, add a few scoops of the chia jam and peanut butter to the oats and enjoy!