A delicious overnight oatmeal recipe for busy mornings or on-the-go breakfasts, today’s PB&J Oatmeal is a personal favorite for my daughter and a great way to get kids’ day started with a nutritious boost!
Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe
Everyone seems to talk about dinner being the trouble meal for their days – planning what to make, finding the time to prepare a healthy meal, dealing with the kids while trying to prepare – but for me, all those problems are more prevalent at breakfast time.
No matter how much planning or preparing I do to make our mornings run smoother, at least two or three mornings a week feel rushed.
While smoothies are a way of life in our house, some mornings you want something a bit more filling – and smoothie fatigue is a real thing.
I do not have time most school days to make a hot breakfast and bowls of cereal do not work for us because if my daughter is being particularly slow, it can’t be taken with us in the car.
After years of dealing with this, I’ve stumbled upon a few plan-ahead breakfast solutions that are nutritious, delicious and convenient whether we have enough time to eat breakfast at home, or need to take it on-the-go.
Homemade breakfast hot pockets, nutrient-dense, sugar-free muffins, and overnight oatmeals like this one have been saving graces! I can prepare them the night before or even do a big batch on the weekend to make our mornings a little easier.
We’ve tried a lot of different flavor combinations for our overnight oats – cinnamon bun, strawberry cheesecake, maple and brown sugar, etc.
Ella’s been on a bit of a PB&J steak recently so we thought it would be fun to incorporate those flavors into her morning oatmeal this week. It gives her a nutritious start to her day while tasting like a treat!
You can serve the overnight oatmeal hot or cold, and while we try to eat breakfast together at the table, preparing it right in our mason jars makes it a great option for mornings when we need to grab and go.
The oatmeal is creamy and thick despite not being cooked, and the peanut butter and jelly provides a sweet nutty-and-fruity flavor combination that can be customized with different nut butters or jam flavors.
Surprisingly, overnight oats are actually better for you than cooked oatmeal because of their increased digestibility and increased resistance starch.
How long do overnight oats last? Overnight oats can last for five days in the fridge without a flavor or texture loss.
Can I heat overnight oatmeal? Yes, you can enjoy these oats hot or cold. If you want to serve them warm, heat in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir well, and reheat as needed.
Peanut Butter Jelly Oatmeal Ingredients
Tip: you can use any flavors of jam or type of milk that you prefer. My daughter prefers almond milk in this recipe.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Mason Jars, or other portable containers
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Mixing Spoon
How to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Place your oats in a mason jar or container then add the chia seeds and pour in the milk.
Stir in the peanut butter, combining all ingredients and ensuring all oats are in contact with some of the milk.
Secure the lid on your mason jar and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, stir in your choice of Smucker’s jam and enjoy.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our overnight peanut butter and jelly oatmeal recipe:
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1-2 Tablespoons jam
- Place your oats in a mason jar or container then add the chia seeds and pour in the milk.
- Stir in the peanut butter, combining all ingredients and ensuring all oats are in contact with some of the milk.
- Secure the lid on your mason jar and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir in your choice of Smucker's jam and enjoy.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love this easy and fun PB&J overnight oatmeal as much as my daughter does – and that it helps save your sanity on busy mornings!
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