Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack, perfect for busy families. This version combines old-fashioned oatmeal, chia seeds, and milk – with peanut butter and jelly. Top them with granola, sliced bananas, or eat them plain.
Try these Apple Pie Overnight Oats next!
Overnight Oatmeal is the perfect little portable breakfast for busy families. Pack them for weekend sports activities and meal prep for work-day breakfasts. My family agrees that these are 10/10!
We are moderately obsessed with oatmeal in many capacities and rotate between overnight oats and steel-cut oats for breakfast. It’s the perfect way to start the day.
Why This Recipe Works:
- SIMPLE – Y’all, these are SO simple to prep. Got 10 minutes? These are the answer to an easy breakfast.
- ADAPTABLE – You can easily substitute other things for peanut butter and jelly. We like chunks of cooked apples, yogurt and berries, and honey and bananas. But there are tons of other choices as well.
- CREAMY – The milk changes the texture of the oatmeal resulting in a jar of smooth and creamy overnight oats.
- TASTY – If you love the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then you’ll love the taste of these peanut butter and jelly oats too. A great way to use simple ingredients from your pantry.
Ingredients needed for Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats:
Just five ingredients are used for these super easy overnight oats! FIVE!
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal – Use old-fashioned oatmeal, not quick oats.
- Chia Seeds -Small but mighty, these seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and provide fiber, iron, and calcium.
- Milk – Use whatever version you like best. I prefer using 1 or 2% but unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or non-dairy milk works fine too.
- Peanut Butter – You could use classic peanut butter (creamy or crunchy), or even almond butter, cashew butter, or dark chocolate almond butter! I normally add a tablespoon of peanut butter and another of jelly but more makes these even tastier.
- Jelly – I used raspberry and apricot preserves that you see in the pictures, but your favorite jam is great.
These are quicker than my Apple Pie Overnight Oats, but we love cooked apples too.
How to make pb&j overnight oats:
Combine the base. In four 8-ounce mason jars, combine the oatmeal, chia seeds, and. milk. Stir well to combine.
Add pb&j. Add the peanut butter and jelly to top of the oats.
Chill. Place the jars in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least two hours for best results.
EAT. Eat the oats as is, or top them with granola, bananas, or other toppings of your choice.
These oats are pictured topped with our favorite Healthy Chocolate Granola Recipe! Make a batch and store it in your freezer for all of the things!
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy the best overnight oats recipe all week long.
- Any fresh fruit – like fresh berries.
- Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or dark chocolate chips.
- Extra nuts for extra crunch.
- A drizzle of maple syrup for extra sweetness or a splash of vanilla extract.
- Some greek yogurt or protein powder.
Overnight Oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. This involves soaking the raw oatmeal in milk for at least two hours, or overnight, instead of cooking the oatmeal on the stovetop (or in the microwave). During the soaking process, the oats absorb the liquid and soften, making them delicious to eat uncooked.
The next morning (or even after a couple of hours), you have a delicious, creamy serving of oatmeal. Overnight oats are a super easy and convenient breakfast or snack, that will turn non-oatmeal lovers into BIG fans.
Yes, overnight oats are a healthy breakfast recipe! The following are a few benefits of incorporating oats into your diet.
* Oats are rich in carbs and fiber, and also contain more protein and fat than most grains.
* They help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and increase feelings of fullness.
* Because oats promote a “full” feeling, they help in weight loss.
* Oatmeal can help reduce constipation and helps with gut health.
Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold, but if you prefer them hot, then simply warm them up in the microwave. You can also pour them from the jar into a small bowl, and add additional toppings. It’s hard to mess up this easy recipe!
The longer the overnights sit, the more liquid they absorb. So if you wait a few days to eat them, they’ll be creamier and maybe even dense. You may want to add additional milk before eating. We usually eat ours within three days (or sooner!), but they would probably be ok up until day four.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- 2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup peanut butter – crunchy or creamy
- 1/4 cup jelly – any kind
- additional peanut butter and jelly, granola, banana slices, other fruit – for serving, optional
- Combine the base. In four 8-ounce mason jars, combine the oatmeal, chia seeds, and. milk. Stir well to combine.
- Add pb&j. Add the peanut butter and jelly to top of the oats.
- Chill. Place the jars in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least two hours.
- EAT. Eat the oats as is, or top them with granola, bananas, or other toppings of your choice.