Set up your morning for success with this make-ahead Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats recipe. This delicious dish features our favorite yummy ingredients like peanut butter, maple syrup, and raspberries!
Tasty and convenient peanut butter and jelly overnight oats
If you’re like most of us, you probably find yourself rushing around in the morning without much spare time to dedicate to breakfast. Every minute of sleep counts!
But you know what they say — Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! If you’ve been on the hunt for some quick and easy breakfast solutions, this is the recipe for you.
Not only are these peanut butter and jelly overnight oats incredibly delicious, they’re also easy to make and require prep the night before enjoying. That means when the morning rolls around, you can just grab your jar of overnight oats, add your desired toppings, and head out the door!
Ingredients in peanut butter and jelly overnight oats
Pb&j overnight oats are made with a base of oats (no surprise there), chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup, peanut butter, and salt! The combo tastes incredible, with both salty and sweet flavors in each bite. To take things a step further, we’re topping the oats with raspberries, maple syrup, and peanut butter for even more flavor.
- Rolled oats: Kick off this recipe with 1 cup of rolled oats.
- Chia seeds: From there, add 2 tbsp of chia seeds. These thicken up and add a ton of density to the dish!
- Almond milk: Follow the seeds with 1 cup of almond milk. This will help the oats and ingredients reach the perfect consistency. The seeds will soak up a lot of the liquid, so don’t worry — the oats won’t wind up too watery.
- Maple syrup: Add some sweet, natural flavor with 2 tbsp of maple syrup.
- Peanut butter: Next up is peanut butter! This will help thicken up the recipe. Use 3 tbsp of your favorite natural peanut butter.
- Sea salt: Finish off the oats base with a pinch of salt.
- Raspberries: First up for the oats toppings is 1/2 cup of frozen (but mostly thawed) raspberries.
- Maple syrup: Another bit of maple syrup will make the oats taste so delicious. Use 1 tbsp.
- Peanut butter: Last but not least, finish off this recipe with 2 more tbsp of peanut butter.
Tools used to make this peanut butter and jelly overnight oats
You’ll need a handful of kitchen tools to make these pb&j overnight oats. Grab the following: a mixing bowl, stirring utensil, fork, mason jars (or other containers), and a small mixing bowl. To measure ingredients, you will need 1 tbsp, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup sized measuring cups.
How to make peanut butter and jelly overnight oats
Ready to dive in? This recipe makes 2 satisfying servings. It’s awesome for two breakfasts’ worth of meal prep, or for sharing!
Then, grab a fork and lightly whisk in the peanut butter. I like to leave some peanut butter swirls not fully blended.
From there, pour the “batter” into mason jars or containers to store it.
Cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours. My recommendation is to leave them in for 8-10 hours.
When ready to enjoy, grab another bowl and smash together the raspberries and maple syrup.
Either pour the oats into a larger bowl, or to the overnight oat jar add the raspberry mixture on top. Follow it with a scoop of peanut butter.
Finish off preparing the dish by adding granola or any other desired toppings, and enjoy!
In the market for some topping swaps? Here are delicious toppings you can add to your pb&j overnight oats:
- Chopped nuts
- Coconut flakes
- Raisins or craisins
Is adding peanut butter to oatmeal healthy?
It’s no question that these overnight oats are totally packed with nutrients! Think potassium, healthy fats, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, and even protein (lots of it too)!
What does leaving oats overnight do?
Chia seeds soak up liquid, so allowing overnight oats to sit gives the mixture time to reach the correct texture.
Is oatmeal with peanut butter good for diet?
Adding peanut butter to your oats adds many vital nutrients like protein, fats, and fiber. I recommend using natural peanut butter for highest quality nutrients!
What not to add in overnight oats?
When making overnight oats, there are a few ingredients that won’t provide the desired results. Avoid using any of the following in your recipe:
- Stell cut oats
- Instant oats
- Toppings during prep (add these only when ready to eat!)
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Want to add some more delicious overnight oats recipes to your morning lineup? Here are some of our favorites!
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
- Cake Batter Overnight Oats
- Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
All recipes by Erin Morrissey and Photos by Sierra Inn
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter
- Pinch of sea salt.
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed mostly
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- In a bowl, mix oats, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and salt.
- With a fork, lightly whisk in the peanut butter. I like to leave some peanut butter swirls not fully blended.
- Pour into mason jars or containers to store.
- Cover and place in fridge for at least 4 hours. My recommendation is to leave them in for 8-10 hours
- In a bowl, smash together raspberries and maple syrup.
- Either pour oats into a larger bowl or in overnight oat jar, add raspberry mixture to top of oats, along with a scoop of peanut butter.
- Enjoy! Top with granola or any other toppings you’d like.
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