Peanut butter overnight oats are a simple breakfast packed with protein. And the best thing is, all you need are six simple ingredients and five minutes of time!
Morning is typically the busiest time of the day at our house. Everyone is getting ready to start their day, and there's just no time to prepare a healthy breakfast. That's where peanut butter overnight oats come to the rescue! It takes just five minutes to put them together. Leave them in the fridge overnight, and you'll wake up to a yummy breakfast. What's not to love?
What are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are oats that have been soaked in liquid overnight. The liquid is absorbed by the oats, softening them and making them ready to eat in the morning without cooking them. They're the perfect, simple make-ahead breakfast.
It's possible that overnight oats are healthier than their cooked counterparts. Soaking oats overnight causes the starches to break down, and reduces their phytic acid content. This means that they'll be much easier to digest than cooked oats.
This recipe is for peanut butter and jelly overnight oats, but it's possible to add any toppings you like - raspberries, strawberries, vegan yogurt, maple syrup or even chocolate chips are all delicious additions.
Ingredients in this recipe:
- Peanut butter: You can choose a creamy or chunky peanut butter. Either will work. I prefer peanut butter that is organic and low in added sugars.
- Jelly: This is an optional extra in case you want the full peanut butter and jelly overnight oat's treatment!! The jelly is totally optional, but recommended.
- Rolled Oats: I suggest rolled oats for this recipe. Quaker old fashioned gluten free oats are a perfect choice. If instant oats are what you have on hand, then by all means, use them...this recipe will still work! I've found that steel cut oats don't work as well. They absorb liquid slowly and the texture is not as soft.
- Almond Milk: You can use any plant based milk you have on hand. I prefer almond milk, but soy milk and oat milk work here as well.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They swell when placed in liquid and left to set. So, not only will they firm up your oats, they'll give you a huge nutritional boost. A of people wonder if chia seeds are gluten free. Yes, they are!
How To Make This Recipe:
- It's so simple to make peanut butter overnight oats! All you need to do is mix the oats with the chia seeds and plant based milk, pour them into a cup or jar, and stick them in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning you'll find that your oat mixture is soft and ready to eat. Now all you need to do is add your favorite toppings - in our case that's peanut butter, jelly and chopped bananas.
- Tuck in and enjoy a delicious and nutrient dense breakfast!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
There are 330 calories in a cup of peanut butter and jelly overnight oats. Without the jelly there are 274 calories. This does not include the optional banana.
Yes, but you need to make sure that your oats are gluten free. Quaker gluten free oats are a great choice. Many people wonder if chia seeds are gluten free, and the good news is that they are! Plus, chia seeds provide gluten intolerant people with lots of nutrients they may be missing out on.
They'll stay fresh in the fridge for up to five days.
Yes, they are! This entire recipe is gluten free. Just be sure to check that your oats are gluten free.
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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup almond milk * or any plant based milk
- 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon jam/jelly *any flavor
- ½ small banana chopped
- Add the rolled oats, chia seeds and almond milk to a jar or cup. Put the jar in the fridge to chill overnight.
- In the morning, add the peanut butter and jam layers. Top with chopped banana (optional).