Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats!
Peanut butter and jelly, my friends!!!
Now, if you’re an individual born outside of the USA who is currently reading this and thinking: “Peanut butter… and jelly?! Has Molly finally lost it?‘ then first of all, don’t worry. I haven’t ACTUALLY mixed peanut butter with jelly. That would be unthinkable.
No, jelly is the American name for jam. And as they are the original founders of the almighty peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I figure that my similarly inspired overnight oats should credit the country who kicked this whole shebang off in the first place.
And let’s be honest, it just sounds better. Jam doesn’t have a very good ring to it, does it? And, correct me if I am wrong, but I am yet to see a song devoted to peanut butter and jam. Peanut butter and jelly has a song. Therefore, it wins.
Did I just dedicate a whole nine lines to the merits of different names for a store cupboard condiment? This is a talent I didn’t even know I had. Who would have thought it? Years of drawing blanks when faced with various essays, literature reviews and laboratory reports, and it turns out that this whole time, what I’ve really been wanting to talk about… is jam.
Well, I guess I’ve started now. This is obviously my calling, so I’m going to go with it and tell you all about these delightfully scrumptious and all kinds of glorious overnight oats.
Do I add a word count? I’m so confused.
As we are all hopefully aware, overnight oats are quite simply fabulous. Why? They’re quick, easy, hassle free, easily customisable, visually pleasing and perfect for when you don’t have time to make breakfast. Check out my mango, papaya & raspberry overnight oats parfait or my perfect pumpkin spice overnight oats for further deets.
Naturally, these peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are extremely easy to make. Ten minutes of prepping the night before means you can pop them in the fridge ready to be eaten the next morning.
But before I go on… I have a secret to share with you.
These peanut butter and jelly overnight oats don’t actually contain peanut butter OR jam.
…At least, not in the way you might expect. The jam is made using a mixture of frozen berries, warmed then combined with honey (or maple syrup) and chia seeds. The honey lends an essence of sweetness to the tart berries, whilst the chia seeds expand to jel the mixture together and create a texture similar to jam. It’s like health food magic! Seriously, chia jam gets my vote for one of the coolest healthy swaps out there.
Instead of peanut butter of the jar variety, I used PBFit combined with oat milk, protein powder and oats. PBFit is essentially peanut flour which you mix with milk or water to achieve the taste and texture of real peanut butter but with a fraction of the calories! I’m telling you all now, it is a GAME. CHANGER. Get on it.
What do we do with the oats and the jam? We layer it, duh! Pb&J sandwiches know all about layering, so it’s only right that we follow suit.
And now we eat.
- 40g oats
- 100ml oat milk (or your favourite non dairy milk)
- 50ml water
- 1 scoop vanilla or peanut butter butter protein powder
- 12g PBFit/PB2/Peanut flour
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 100g frozen raspberries, strawberries or mixed berries
- 5g chia seeds
- 5g honey
- A sprinkle of freeze dried raspberries
- To make the oats, whizz the milk, water, protein powder and PBFit in a blender until smooth. Pour over the oats and stir until well combined.
- To make the jam, pop your frozen berries into the microwave until melted and runny, then stir in the honey and chia seeds. Combine thoroughly and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set.
- Once the chia jam has set, you can start layering up your breakfast parfait in a glass or jar of your choice. Begin with a layer of the overnight oats, followed by the jam. Continue until all of the mixture has been used.
- Pop your parfait into the fridge. It'll be ready to eat in the morning- just grab a spoon!
- Protein: 34g
- Carbohydrate: 53.5g
- Fat: 8.5g
- DISCLAIMER: All macronutrient totals are accurately calculated based on the specific products I used. These totals may vary slightly depending on what brand supplier you use in the case of packaged goods. Therefore, all macronutrients given here are provided as a guideline only.