Trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast in the morning? This PB and J Overnight Oats makes a delicious on-the-go breakfast. Plus, it’s packed with protein and contains no added sugar!
I love the combination of peanut butter and berries
Ahh the good ol’ peanut butter and jelly days. I love PB&Js because they remind me of grade school field trips, picnics with friends, and camping with my family. This Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Overnight Oats is a play off of the classic PB&J.
However, instead of using a store-bought jam (typically packed with added sugars), this recipe makes a homemade chia berry jam, containing natural fruit sugars.
How do I make chia berry jam?
It’s super simple. Place 1 cup of any berries you like into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes. You can use fresh, frozen, or canned berries. If you don’t have a microwave, you can also heat the berries in a small saucepan.
Then, add in your chia seeds. The chia seeds give the jam its gel-like consistency. They also provide great fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and key nutrients like calcium and phosphorus.
Then, let it sit for 2 hours or overnight and it will thicken up into a jam. Easy as that!
Customize your overnight oats
Make this recipe your own by adding any of your favorite berries, another kind of nut butter, or drizzling some honey on top if you need a little extra sweetness.
Did you know you can also blend oats into oat flour and use in pancakes?
Can I meal prep this recipe?
The great part about this recipe is you can prepare it the night before so you don’t even have to think about breakfast in the morning! You could even prepare it to eat later on in the day to replace your usual PB&J sandwich. This Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Overnight Oatmeal is sure to become your jam.
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Peanut Butter Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup milk of your choice, (almond milk, skim milk, soy milk, etc)
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
Chia Berry Jam
- 1 cup berries of your choice, (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons honey roasted peanuts, optional
- Peanut butter, optional
- To make the peanut butter oats, combine oats, peanut butter, milk, and yogurt in a small bowl. Store in fridge for 2 hours or overnight. (This allows time for the oats to soak up the liquid and soften.)
- To make the berry jam, add berries into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes until fruit is softened and starts to release some of its juices. Alternatively, you can heat fruit in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- After heated, mash fruit with a fork until fruit is mostly broken down with some chunks left. Stir in chia seeds and let mixture set in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. (This allows time for the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and gelatinize.)
- After letting the peanut butter oats mixture and chia jam set, spoon into 2 different mason jars, alternating between the oats and jam to create layers. Top with honey roasted peanuts and any additional peanut butter, if desired.
You can store any extra oats in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge–making this a perfect recipe to meal prep throughout the week!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 mason jar (1/2 the recipe)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 12gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g
This is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition may vary depending on ingredients used. For more nutrition information, seek a professional registered dietitian's advice.