Healthy PB and J Overnight Oats

By Rena Awada |

We love overnight oats and this healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly overnight oats recipe is one of our favorites. Overnight oatmeal makes for a perfectly healthy, filling, and nutritious breakfast especially if you are in a rush in the morning.

top view overnight oatmeal in a tan bowl topped with raspberry and peanut butter drizzle

The simplest and easiest way to make sure you have a delicious breakfast ready to go the next day is to make overnight oatmeal. By overnight we mean you will have to soak the oats with a handful of other simple and pantry staple ingredients overnight. It’s that simple. Have a nutritious healthy and filling breakfast ready for you the next day or even a few days by prepping for more servings. This healthy peanut butter and jelly overnight oats is so tasty and made with yogurt, chia seeds, honey, milk, and rolled oats. Once ready to serve, top with any fruit preserve and peanut butter drizzle. Overnight oatmeal is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast without any hassle. Can be made gluten-free or vegan-friendly.

Why you will love this PB&J overnight oats

  • So good: Who doesnt love PB&J sanwich? Now you can enjoy your favorite comfort food in a bowl of breakfast oatmeal. So muchh better for you and so delicious.
  • Healthy Breakfast option: Yes! We all strive to jumpstart our day the right way to stay motivated throughout the day and this is the perfect way to do so. Start off your day with a healthy bowl of overnight oats.
  • Easy and meal prep-friendly: Making overnight oats is really quite simple. You combine all the ingredients together, store in jars or in a large container and place it in the fridge at night till the next day. Ready to be served. Enjoy it cold or warm it up.
side shot of overnight oatmeal in a tan wood bowl topped with berries and peanut butter

INGREDIENTS you will need to make this PB and J overnight oats

  • Rolled oats: rolled oats work best for overnight oatmeal but if you need to usee quick oats because thats all you have thats fine. The consistency and thickness will vary slightly.
  • Chia Seeds: Use any kind or your favorite brand
  • Yogurt: we used vanilla yogurt, but any yogurt will work. If you are making a vegan-friendly oveernight oats, use dairy-free yogurt.
  • Maple syrup: Vegan-option, use maple syrup or agave, otherwise you can use honey.
  • Milk of choice: Use any milk you have on hand. For vegan option use almond or cashew milk.
  • Peanut butter: Use all-natural drippy peanut butter.
  • Preserve: for the jelly part, we used sugar-free preserve, but you can use any of your favorite jelly.
  • Berries: Use what you have, we used raspberries.
ingredients to make the peanut butter and jelly overnight oats

How to make this Healthy overnight oats with chia seeds and yogurt

To a mixing bowl, add all the first 5 ingredients. Stir thoroughly to combine. Refrigerate overnight.

maple syrup being poured over yogurt, oats, and chia seeds in a white bowl
thickened overnight oats in a bowl with pink spatula in it

To divide into serving cups, spoon half of the oats among 4 cups/jars.

Drizzle with peanut butter and raspberry preserve. Add some fresh raspberries to each, then repeat with the remaining oats.

top view of two bowls of overnight oatmeal topped with raspberry and peanut butter with a side bowl top right of raspberries

Frequently asked questions

Do you eat overnight oatmeal cold?

Yes. Overnight oatmeal is usually served and enjoyed cold. But if you prefer to serve it warm, you can go ahead and heat it up in the microwave before servings.

Are overnight oats better hot or cold?

This usually will depend on your personal preference. Some love serving it cold while others prefer to serve it warm. We suggest you dig in first and taste it while it’s cold and if it’s not for you, then warm it up in the microwave. Add in the toppings “after” you heat it up.

What milk is best for overnight oats?

The best milk to use for overnight oats is cow’s milk. Usually, 2% milk will give that creamy thickness you are looking for if you don’t plan on adding any yogurt. For Vegans, you can use non-dairy milk, and for some creamy thickness, add in dairy-free yogurt.

Do you shake overnight oats?

If you are adding the ingredients of your overnight oats in a jar, then yes you will need to shake it after you close the jar. This ensures that the ingredients are mixed and combined before storing them in the fridge. If you are mixing the ingredients first in a bowl, you do not need to shake them but you do need to mix well with a spoon or spatula. Once the overnight oats are ready the next day, no shaking is needed either. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

spoon drizzling peanut butter over a bowl of oatmeal topped with berries

Health Benefits of eating oatmeal

Among a whole lot of health benefits of oatmeal, here are a few to keep in mind:

  • They are a great source of healthy carbs and fiber.
  • They do have a healthy amount of protein. 13g of protein per half cup of oats.
  • Loaded with antioxidants like avenanthramides, which may help reduce blood pressure.
  • Oas may help lower cholesterol sure to their high fiber content.
  • Filling and may help with weightloss.
  • Helps reduce constipation.
  • Checkout this article on 9-health benefits of eating oatmeal if you would like to read up more on health benefits of oatmeal.
side shot of oatmeal in a tan bowl

Other overnight oatmeal recipes you may like

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side shot of overnight oats in a brown wooden bowl topped with peanut butter drizzle and raspberries

Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats Recipe

Easy and healthy overnight oats recipe made with yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup, then topped with fresh raspberry, raspberry preserve, and peanut butter drizzle.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Salt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/4 cups milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free raspberry preserve

Instructions

  • To a mixing bowl, add all the first 5 ingredients. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • To divide into serving cups, spoon half of the oats among 4 cups/jars.
  • Drizzle with peanut butter and raspberry preserve. Add some fresh raspberries to each, then repeat with the remaining oats.

Notes

  • Maple syrup: you may use any other sweetener like agave or honey.
  • Rolled oats: these work best for overnight oats. They get to soak overnight and maintain a nice thickness for the overall oatmeal. If you only have quick oats, you may use that instead. 
  • Milk: Use whatever you have. 2%, almond milk, or any other milk.
  • Jelly Preserve: you do not have to use raspberry. You may use any other flavor.
  • Fruit: switch it up with whatever you like, you may use grape or strawberry.
  • Yogurt: we used vanilla yogurt, but any other type of yogurt works.
  • Make this overnight oat gluten-free by using gluten-free ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Sarah says

    Looks amazing will be making it tomorrow, how long would it stay good in the fridge? Can I mealprep this for me for a few days?
    Thanks!

  2. Birdie Duarte says

    5 stars
    Made the PB & J rolled oaks.
    It was delicious!!
    Had my son try it and have to say
    “he approved”
    Will be making again!
    Thank you!
    A happy mom

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