Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
Published Feb 18, 2019, Updated Jun 14, 2021
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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.
More PB&J Recipes You’ll Love:
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
If you make these peanut butter and jelly overnight oats, please leave a comment and star rating letting me know how they turned out in the comment section. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other readers!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
- 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)
- 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.
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!
So glad you loved this recipe, Kelsey! Thanks for giving it a try and for the review. 🙂
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 💛
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!
Love this! It’s currently winter here where I live, but somehow I feel like eating cold overnight oats for breakfast lately, haha. This one is super delicious and easy to prepare too!
Yay! I am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe, Jenny! Thank you for coming back to leave your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!
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