Oats soaked in milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup and layered with strawberry jam! PB&J Overnight Oats make the most delicious, easy breakfast!
We also love Blueberry Overnight Oats!
It took me awhile to accept overnight oats. Nothing about cold oatmeal sounded appealing to me.
It actually wasn’t until I picked up some pre-made ones at Sprouts (I am a sucker for cute branding) that I understood the appeal. They are actually really delicious, especially on a hot day or after a really sweaty workout.
Overnight oats are the easiest breakfast. If you just spend a few minutes at night mixing them up and maybe chopped some fresh fruit to go on top, you’ve got a breakfast you can grab in the morning with no fuss.
You can make them in pretty much any flavor you want. Add whatever toppings you want. There’s nothing not to love about them!
🙋🏼♀️ What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are rolled oats that are soaked in milk over night so they become soft and chewy. They usually have chia seeds mixed in to thicken the mixture and then you can add whatever add-ins you want! Fruit, sweeteners, protein powder, nuts, seeds pretty much anything goes!
You can eat them cold right out of the fridge or you can warm them up!
- Milk – I like vanilla almond or cashew milk in this but use whatever kind you usually buy!
- chia seeds
- Peanut butter – you can use almond butter, sunflower butter, whatever you like!
- Maple syrup or honey – whichever one you prefer. I tend to use maple syrup because it’s easier to stir in.
- rolled oats – you can’t make overnight oats without oats!
- Strawberry jam
- Fresh strawberries
- In a small bowl, whisk together milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup or honey, and salt until combined
- Stir in oats, making sure all the oats are submerged
- Spoon ¼ of the oat mixture each into 2 mason jars or small bowls
- Spread ½ tablespoon strawberry jam on top of each
- Divide remaining oat mixture between the jars and smooth out the top
- Cover and refrigerate overnight
- Top with fresh strawberries before serving
⏲ How Long Are Overnight Oats Good For?
Overnight oats will stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days. Make sure to store them in an airtight container like a mason jar or these glass containers that I love for pretty much anything.
🍴 Can You Make Overnight Oats Ahead?
They need to at least sit overnight so they do need to make them ahead.
Since they are good for up to 5 days in the fridge, you can actually make an entire week’s worth of overnight oats and not have to worry about breakfast at all for the week!
If you are making them ahead, I would hold off on adding the fresh fruit until you are ready to enjoy them.
🥣 More Breakfast Recipes
- Overnight Ham Breakfast Casserole
- Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread
- Honey Ham Biscuits
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cak
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- ½ cup milk (whatever you usually drink!)
- ¾ tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- pinch salt
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- fresh strawberries, for serving
- In a small bowl, whisk together milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup or honey, and salt until everything is combined
- Stir in oats, making sure all the oats are submerged.
- Layer ¼ of the mixture into 2 mason jars or small bowls. Spread 1 tablespoon strawberry jam on top. Spoon the remaining oats mixture over top.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Top with fresh strawberries before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 6gSugar: 29gProtein: 8g