Prep these Pb&J overnight oats for a quick and easy breakfast this week! Overnight oats have been getting so much hype lately and for good reason! They’re such an easy, satisfying breakfast and meal prep! I love that you can literally throw them together in just a few minutes and you have breakfast ready to go in the morning – one less thing to think about! The possibilities for flavors are endless, as well!
Are overnight oats a healthy breakfast option?
They totally can be! I’m personally a big fan of having a blood sugar-balancing breakfast full of healthy fats and protein, because this will decrease the chances of blood sugar spikes, keep you satiated, limiting that hangry feeling, and honestly really helps me not think about food between meals. However, I know oats are a very loved, accessible, and affordable option and I think they can definitely be made into a hunger-crushing combo!
I think it’s important to add healthy fats, fiber, and protein!
Fats: Chia and flax seeds, nut/seed butter, seeds, etc.
Protein: Hemp seeds, protein powder, seeds, etc.
Fiber: Chia seeds, flax seeds, psyllium husk
What you’ll need to make Pb&J Overnight oats:
Oatmeal: I opt for organic rolled oats, as I personally think they work best!
Chia Jam: Homemade or store-bought both work. I’ve left a super easy chia jam recipe below that I love!
Protein Powder: This is optional, but a good tasting, high quality protein powder is an easy way to not only make the overnight oats taste even better, but add some satiating protein. If you don’t like protein powder, you can add in a sprinkle of hemp hearts for an extra protein boost! I highly recommend Macro Mike because their flavors are out of this world. The salted caramel is my fave! You can use the code “amb-dani” for a discount!
Plant milk: Any will work!
Nut butter: I like peanut butter best with the jam, but almond butter is amazing too! I have a code for my favorite GroundUp nut butters if you want to peak their flavors (Dani15). However, any nut or seed butter will work. Sunbutter is a great nut-free option!
Coconut yogurt: This is actually optional but I think it makes the texture SO much better and creamier. Coconut yogurt is also an incredible source of probiotics! Highly recommend the Culina brand (I buy at Whole Foods!)
How to make PB&J Overnight Oats:
It couldn’t be more simple. You just mix everything together in a jar and place in the fridge overnight, or at least 2 hours, to allow the oats to soak up the liquid. If you’re going to use the jam, you can layer the jam and the oats! Then, when you’re ready to eat, they’re good to go!
Some other breakfast recipes you may love!
Pb&J Overnight Oats
- 2 5oz containers unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt *see notes
- 1 cup Plant Milk
- 2 tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 3 tbsp protein powder
- 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- To make the chia jam, add the strawberries to a small pan over medium heat. Stirring every so often, start to break down the berries as they warm, with a fork.
- Once most of the strawberries are broken down, stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice.
- To make the oats, in a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. You don't want it to be too thick, as it'll soak up the liquid as it sets! You may need to add more milk, depending on the protein you used.
- Layer your jars with the oats and jam and place in the fridge overnight, or at least 2 hours. Enjoy!