Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

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You’ll love waking up to these peanut butter and jelly overnight oats! Protein-rich peanut butter and chia seed jam are swirled in with the creamy oats for a delicious and healthy breakfast.

I’ve been making and enjoying overnight oats for years, but I feel like I’ve never been able to get a good picture of them. I usually mix them in a storage container in a rush before heading to bed. Nothing against my typical glass storage containers, but they’re just not super cute.

This week my overnight oats got an upgrade. From glass storage containers to Weck jars and they look so much more sophisticated… almost like a breakfast you’d buy out at a coffee shop!

Two jars of peanut butter overnight oats layered with peanut butter and jelly.

I’ve made peanut butter overnight oats before (and peanut butter cup overnight oats), but now we’re making the true classic — peanut butter and jelly overnight oats. I used a little peanut butter and plant-based protein powder to amp up the protein and a batch of homemade chia seed jam for a boost of fruity flavor and a pop of color.

Mixing bowl with oats, peanut butter, chia seeds and almond milk.

Ingredients Needed for Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

  • old fashioned rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work the same because they don’t absorb liquid the same way rolled oats do
  • almond milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work
  • peanut butter – I love peanut butter for this recipe (especially since it’s PB&J themed, but any nut butter that you enjoy would work for this recipe
  • chia seeds
  • vanilla protein powder – I use a plant-based vanilla protein powder that is sweetened with stevia. If your protein powder isn’t sweetened, you’ll likely want to add a little sweetener like maple syrup to your oats
  • sea salt – a pinch of sea salt is the perfect flavor enhancer and brings out the nutty flavor of the oats
  • strawberry chia jam – this homemade chia jam is unsweetened and perfect in this recipe, but if you don’t have time to make chia jam you can use store-bought jam.
Jar of overnight oats layered with peanut butter and jelly and topped with peanut butter.

Can You Eat Overnight Oats Hot?

Short answer, yes! You can definitely warm up overnight oats, but the whole point of overnight oats is to eat them cold like muesli. Even if you think cold oats sound strange, I recommend giving it shot before you write them off. Of course, if you simply can’t do the cold oats you can always heat them up. Just pop the overnights oats in your microwave, cooking in 30 second increments until the oats are warm throughout and enjoy.

Two jars of peanut butter overnight oats layered with peanut butter and jelly.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

4 from 12 votes
You’ll love waking up to these peanut butter and jelly overnight oats! Protein-rich peanut butter and chia seed jam are swirled in with the creamy oats for a delicious and healthy breakfast.
Jar of overnight oats layered with peanut butter and jelly and topped with peanut butter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, , plus more for layering
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chia jam, (or store-bought jam)

Instructions
 

  • Make jam:
    Make a batch of chia jam, if using.
  • Combine ingredients:
    In the meantime, put oats, almond milk, peanut butter, chia seeds, protein powder (is using) and sea salt in a bowl and gently stir them together until the protein powder has dissolved. It's okay if the peanut butter is a little clumpy.
  • Let set: Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  • Serve:
    Once the overnight oats have set up (and absorbed most of the almond milk) you’re ready to serve them. You can simply separate the overnight oats into two containers and use the jam as a topping or create layers with it. 
  • Layer: To make the layered version simply place 1/2 Tablespoon of peanut butter in the bottom of a jar. Add 1/4 of the overnight oats on top, then 2 Tablespoons of jam and then cover with another 1/4 of the overnight oats. Use remaining ingredients to make a second layered jar. Drizzle more peanut butter on top, if desired and serve.
  • Store: Overnight oats will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed airtight container.

Notes

  • Protein powder: If you don’t want to use protein power, simply add a couple tablespoons of Greek yogurt in place of the protein powder or omit the powder completely.
  • Jam: My homemade chia jam is unsweetened and perfect in this recipe, but if you don’t have time to make chia jam you can use store-bought jam.
  • Peanut butter: If you don’t have or are allergic to peanut butter, you can use any nut or seed butter instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of recipe Calories: 402kcal Carbohydrates: 55g Protein: 19g Fat: 14g Fiber: 17g Sugar: 8g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pb&j overnight oats, peanut butter and jelly overnight oats

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    42 comments
    1. Lauren Elyse
      July 16, 2021 AT 4:43 pm

      5 stars
      LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the convenience of overnight oats and I especially love this recipe. The strawberry chia jam was so fun and easy to make! And it looked so pretty all assembled! Thank you Brittany for sharing yet again a very delicious recipe 💛

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 19, 2021 AT 11:45 am

        Yay!! So glad this recipe was a success, Lauren! Thanks for coming back to leave a review and star rating. It means so much to me!

    2. Kelsey
      May 30, 2021 AT 9:14 am

      5 stars
      Is there anything more nostalgic? I’ve been making a variation of this recipe for years but this one is best. The best part for me is the layering!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 1, 2021 AT 2:37 am

        So glad you loved this recipe, Kelsey! Thanks for giving it a try and for the review. 🙂

    3. Sarah Housknecht
      May 15, 2021 AT 12:05 pm

      5 stars
      PB&J…is there any better combination?? I used Chia Smash strawberry jam(yum!!) and sunflower butter. Thank you for the inspiration!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2021 AT 12:40 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Sarah! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

    4. Liz
      August 7, 2020 AT 12:10 pm

      5 stars
      SOOOO GOOD! I liked this one a lot more than the peanut butter overnight oats. The strawberry chia jam adds an enticing sweet and acidic zing that I absolutely loved.

      I used PB powder instead of regular peanut butter and I love how it turned out. I have had that powder in my cupboard forever and finally have a use for it!

      This and the banana bread overnight oats are my top favorites so far!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 7, 2020 AT 5:50 pm

        Woot woot! So glad you’re loving these overnight oats recipes, Liz. Thanks so much for trying my recipes and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it.

    5. Leyla Figueroa
      April 10, 2020 AT 2:38 pm

      How much is a scoop of protein powder exactly? My vanilla protein powder doesn’t have a measured scoop.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 10, 2020 AT 4:19 pm

        I’d say about 25-30 grams, which is about 2 Tablespoons.

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