PB&J Overnight Oats

Since my recent obsession with overnight oats has taken off, I thought I’d experiment with some recipes of my own.

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When I was in recovery that’s pretty much all I ate. I figured, if I have to eat it might as well be something I like. When I started working in college and didn’t have time for lunch between work and class I would pack a pb&j sandwich in my backpack to eat while I ran to the other side of campus. And then, who doesn’t love to just grab a spoon and eat the peanut butter straight out of the jar?

So, I thought, why not try to make peanut butter and jelly overnight oats? Turns out, it’s delicious in oatmeal form, too.

What you need

  • 1/4 C nonfat vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C nonfat milk of choice (I use regular milk, but it would probably be fine with soy or almond)
  • 1-2 T peanut butter (would probably work with 1/4 C peanut flour, but I haven’t tried it. I used 2 tablespoons, so the nutrition facts below reflect that)
  • 1 T jelly of choice
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Cellucor’s whipped vanilla whey)
  • 1/2 C dry rolled oats

Mix them all together and refrigerate in a sealed container or jar for 4 hours or overnight. Grab a spoon in the morning and dig in!



You could probably add some berries, peanuts, almonds, or even peanut butter chips to it if you wanted to get crazy.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories

20 g fat

52 g carbs

28 g protein

*using 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, cow’s milk, and protein powder. Any variations will give you different results


6 thoughts on “PB&J Overnight Oats

  1. It’s funny PB & Jelly is a staple breakfast/lunch/dinner (?) over there but hardly known over here.
    I’m not a fan of overnight oats but I’ve been meaning to try peanut butter & jelly oatmeal [stovetop] for-ev-er and given my just started quest to change up my breakfast that might be a next one.

    • It’s so weird to recognize cultural differences. You know they exist, but then when you’re like, wait, you don’t have Kinder chocolate in America?? Let me know if you ever try pb&j stovetop oatmeal.

  2. Ellie says:

    I eat peanut butter and jelly every.single.day. I kid you not I will never out grow that combination. I haven’t had oats in a while [I have pb&j sandwiches for breakfast] but have been looking for something warm to have for breakfast in this cold weather. This might be the answer! Thanks for posting! 🙂

    • You can definitely warm this up in the morning before eating. I don’t because I have a weird thing about warm oatmeal (I know, weird, right?) but it’s definitely an option!

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