PB & Jam Overnight Oats- GF/V
It shouldn’t a surprise that I am a sucker for the classic combo of PB&J! I mean really, who isn’t (actually my hubby hates it, wtf)? I’m also a crazy person when it comes to fast, easy, make ahead breakfast recipes like overnight oats also (though here are a few other favorite breakfast recipes!). As a busy mom of two babes, anything I can prepare in advance is a gold mine.
I used to hate breakfast if you can believe it or not. I’ve come to the realization however that what I mostly hated was cooking!
I’ve grown out of this of course but that doesn’t mean there’s time to cook every single morning: hence the overnight portion of overnight oats ?
Overnight oats keep life simple. They’re a super easy, totally yummy and allergy friendly breakfast that you just grab out of the fridge and mow down on.
And this particular recipe gets even better given that it’s full of the best combination ever- peanut butter and jam!
While I love a refreshing, berry based breakfast (like this berry oat version), there is nothing quite as awesome as peanut butter and jam.
Somehow my hubby disagrees, so clearly he is a cyborg 😛
If I’m lazy I make this recipe in one big jar and portion is out for the girls in the morning.
More often than not though I split it up the night before into these medium mason jars and just grab and go in the morning. The girls eat their breakfast in the gym while I smash a workout.
Truly, this just keeps healthy eating simple (and god knows we need more simple!)
Overnight oats are awesome to me because they’re full of quality ingredients, plant-based protein and they’ll keep the girls full on the way to pre-school/daycare.
I’ve even made batched to take with my daughter to daycare because it’s simple for the providers and makes a great snack.
If you need to make the recipe nut free you can rock sunbutter in place of peanut butter and any milk of choice. It’s that’s simple- and yes, still that yummy!
When it comes to jam, personally I prefer to make my own chia jam as I can control the sugar this way but since it doesn’t keep in the fridge too long (a week or so) and sometimes I’m just plain lazy, I always have store bought chia jam on hand too.
A breakfast that’s pre-made in a jar and eaten right from the container is pretty ideal in my opinion. If one of your goals is to improve your health, breakfast is a great place to start and with overnight oats (especially oats that are PB&J flavored!) there’s little wiggle room for saying “you didn’t have time to make breakfast”. It’s simple, full of healthy nutrients and absolutely delicious.
Make it, love it, rock it.
Ingredients In The PB&J Overnight Oats
- 1 cup regular, gluten free oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 4 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 4—5 tablespoons jam of preference
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
Kitchen Tools To Make Life Easy
How To Make This Tasty Breakfast
In a large bowl, mix together the chia seeds and oats.
Pour the maple syrup into the almond milk and whisk.
Pour the almond milk into the oats and mix until combined.
Finally, add in the peanut butter and stir until no peanut butter clumps remain.
Place the bowl in the fridge overnight (or for eight hours).
Once everything is firm, divide the oats into two jars and top or mix in the jam- enjoy!
Hack: if you’re rushed, simple portion the mixture into jars before placing it in the fridge, top with jam an let sit overnight- then it’s grab and go in the morning!
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Peanut butter and jam overnight oats are clearly a necessity, a staple to add to your breakfast rotation! They’re gluten free, vegan and utterly delicious. A classic combination that makes breakfast not only filling and fueling but slightly addictive also. Step up your breakfast game (and save yourself a lot of time in the mornings!) by whipping up a big batch of PB&J.