These Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats are the perfect make ahead breakfast for busy mornings. Kid friendly, healthy, full of fiber and protein, there's no better way to start the day. Have you tried overnight oats yet? If not what are you waiting for!
Peanut Butter and Jelly is a classic flavor combination for a reason. If you find yourself chasing kids around the kitchen at breakfast time, overnight oats will become your new best friend.
They literally make themselves in the fridge while you sleep.
All you have to do is pull them out in the morning. Next, refrain from looking smug and add your favorite toppings.
Why You Should Try Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
- Overnight Oats are completely customizable. They can be made gluten free with certified gluten free oats, and dairy free with dairy free milk.
- They're a great way to get kids to eat oatmeal, which is whole grain and so much better than processed cereals. See them as a vehicle for whatever toppings they love.
- They're perfect for when you need a hearty breakfast but don't want to fire up the stove. You can also microwave them if you like your oats warm.
- Overnight oats are deliciously creamy and don't get the gummy and sticky texture that cooked oats sometimes do.
- Once you learn how to make them you can make an endless variety of different flavors.
What are Overnight Oats?
At their most simple, Overnight Oats are a breakfast or snack made by soaking rolled oats overnight in liquid.
How to make overnight Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats Overnight Oats
Place ½ a cup of rolled oats into a bowl or jar with 1 tablespoon chia seeds and a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup.
Then add ½ cup of your favorite milk (dairy free is fine).
Next give them a good stir (or a shake if you're using a lidded jar) to make sure they're well mixed.
Finally cover them and leave in the fridge overnight.
You can play with the formula to make them thicker or thinner by adding slightly more or less liquid.
Tips For Making the best Overnight Oats
Make sure to use rolled oats. Unfortunately quick oats won't work. Nor will steel cut in this case.
You can make overnight oats up to 3 days in advance so they're perfect if you are trying to get ahead.
If you're making more than one portion, you can mix overnight oats either in a big bowl or separate smaller bowls or jars. I like to use old jam jars with lids, which are perfect for 'to go' individual portions.
Make it colorful and interesting if you're trying to get kids to eat oatmeal. I have been known to make rainbow sprinkle overnight oats and it works every time.
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
- ½ cup Rolled Oats
- ½ cup Milk - any dairy or plant milk
- 2 tsp Chia Seeds - optional
- 1 tsp Maple Syrup or Honey - or alternative sweetener
- 1 Banana
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Jam
- Mix the oats, milk, chia seeds and maple syrup or honey together thoroughly in a jar or bowl.
- Cover and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Stir well and place into serving bowl if desired.
- Slice then add the banana with the peanut butter and jam. Serve immediately
I love this recipe. Its so easy and fun to make, and it fills you up for the whole morning!