Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
Published Feb 18, 2019, Updated Sep 27, 2023
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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More Oatmeal Recipes To Try
- Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Berry Baked Oatmeal Bars
- Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal Recipes
- Blended Baked Oats
- Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
- 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.
- 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 information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.