the creamiest peanut butter and jelly overnight oats

The Creamiest Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats [Healthy Breakfast]

I’m not one to brag, but I’ve received so many compliments on this Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats recipe. It’s simple, delicious, and nutrient dense.

Eating healthy can be difficult, especially when time is not on your side. Overnight oats make it possible to eat healthy on the run. This PB&J overnight oats recipe makes eating healthy on the run delicious.

Just 7 ingredients can totally transform your morning.

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Does anyone else live with someone who is pretty skeptical when it comes to healthy food? In your case it might be a toddler. In mine, it’s a grown adult.

That being said, this grown adult can eat these Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats every single day. As a Registered Dietitian, I try to eat pretty healthy and this is the breakfast we can agree on. This quick and easy breakfast has become a fan favorite in my home.

Its like eating dessert for breakfast, but healthy– who wouldn’t love that?

Overnight Oats

You might be wondering, “what even are overnight oats?”

Overnight oats are made the day or night before consumption. Overnight the oats soak up the milk to create a creamy and perfect texture.

These oats don’t need to be cooked prior to creating the recipe.

You’re going to love these, so I recommend investing in a big tub or bag of plain, rolled oats such as Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats.

The bonus of overnight oats is that NO DISHES need to be cleaned. Well, until the oats are eaten.

PB&J Health

Eating a PB&J sandwich everyday, not really a sustainable diet. However, PB&J overnight oats daily? That can be doable.

Peanut butter and jelly overnight oats offers vitamins + antioxidants, fiber, and protein. So basically, this is the perfect breakfast.

Oats are packed with fiber which keeps our stomachs full and keeps things moving along in our digestive tract. Additionally, fiber creates a healthy gut which leads to a healthy brain! Oats can also help lower cholesterol.

Strawberries are high in vitamin C and provide disease fighting antioxidants.

Peanut Butter adds protein which aids in muscle growth and promotes fullness.

Chia Seeds provide a healthy fat– omega 3 fatty acids. Most people don’t consume enough omega 3s, adding chia seeds to oats is an easy way to incorporate this essential fat. Omega 3s support a healthy brain and body!

Greek yogurt adds protein and probiotics. Probiotics are essential for a healthy gut which leads to a healthy brain.

Milk is a good source of protein, vitamin D, vitamin A, and calcium. Milk contributes to bone health and a lot of added benefits for the body.

What you’ll Need:

  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Organic Strawberry Spread
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup of milk of preference

Peanut Butter Recommendation: Look for peanut butter with minimal ingredients. It may just be peanuts and salt. Avoid PB with hydrogenated oil. I used Kirkland Natural Peanut Butter.

Strawberry Spread Recommendation: Homemade is always a good option! However, this is meant to be an easy recipe. Strawberry spread, preserves, or jam (pretty much whatever you want to call it) will have added sugar. It will also have natural sugar from strawberries. We’re only adding a small amount so this sugar won’t offset the whole recipe. Look for a label where strawberries are the first ingredient. I used Kirkland Organic Strawberry Spread.

The Simple Directions:

  1. Collect all ingredients
  2. Wash and slice strawberries
  3. Add all dry ingredients to an airtight container (order does not matter)
  4. Pour milk over the oat mixture
  5. Mix or shake ingredients together
  6. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours
  7. Mix prior to enjoying

Variations:

  • Any nut butter can substitute peanut butter.
  • Strawberry spread and Greek yogurt can be omitted if you do not have either on hand. Yogurt adds to the creaminess and the strawberry spread adds flavor.
  • Any milk of preference works fine, measurements remain consistent.
  • Any oats will work but rolled are recommended for the perfect texture.
  • Chia seeds can be omitted but they help provide a gel-like texture.
  • 1/2 a tablespoon hemp seeds or flax seeds can be included for added benefits.

Storage:

Store overnight oats in an airtight container. It’s recommended to eat 3 days after creating.

Special Diets:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats are:

  • Mediterranean Diet compliant
  • Vegan + Vegetarian (with vegan milk/yogurt)
  • Heart Healthy
  • Diabetic friendly (recommend sugar free strawberry spread)
  • Lactose Free (with substitutes)
  • Gluten Free (with gluten free oats)

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Creamy and delicious overnight oats recipe to please all ages.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Air Tight Container

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp Strawberry Spread
  • ½ cup Milk

Instructions
 

  • Gather all ingredients
  • Rinse and slice strawberries
    1 cup of slices strawberries
  • Add all dry ingredients to an air tight container
  • Top with milk
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Refrigerate for 5+ hours
  • Mix prior to enjoying
Keyword Healthy overnight oats, overnight oats, PBJ overnight oats, peanut butter and jelly overnight oats

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