One of my biggest regrets in life might just be that I never truly appreciated Peanut Butter & Jelly as a kid. When my mom would pack it in my lunch it was always met with an “Ugh not PB&J!!!”
What was I thinking?!
Peanut Butter & Jelly is like chocolate and coffee. Or like chocolate & pb. Or like me being serenaded by Backstreet Boys. All WINNING combinations.
Now that I’m a total grown up I’ll take that PB&J combo wherever I can get it, thankyouverymuch. In a smoothie, a classic sandwich and now, these overnight oats.
I’m way way way behind on the overnight oats train, I know. The truth is, I’ve thought about making them for years but oats are generally something we just don’t keep on hand and so overnight oats haven’t been made!
But recently, my husband tried a store-bought version of overnight oats at work and he raved about how they kept him full for hours and how delicious they were and suggested I try whipping up a batch or two for him to take to work in the mornings.
I forgot he had bought a bag of Trader Joe’s ancient grain & super seed oatmeal that had been collecting dust in our pantry, and so, we’ve got PB&J overnight oats!
And once again, what was I thinking?! Why did I wait this long to have this goodness in my life?!
The TJ’s mix is a blend of oats, amaranth, quinoa, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and almonds and it’s hearty and filled with protein and deliciousness but you could totally use regular oats as well, this is just what I had on hand.
I made this with 1/2 cup of oats but they are super filling so I still had some leftover! (You could easily take it down to 1/3 cup instead)
Another note before you make this: We had some Pop & Bottle Almond milk in the fridge so I used 1/2 cup of their vanilla bean almond milk in this recipe. Because their almond milk is sweetened with dates, I didn’t add any additional sweetener. If you are using unsweetened almond, coconut or regular ‘ol milk, then I suggest adding 1/2 tbsp-1tbsp of maple syrup to this mix (depending on how sweet like you it!)
I really can’t believe I waited this long to make something this delicious and easy. It takes less than 5 minutes to put together and is the perfect option for an on the go breakfast or snack and the variations are endless!
Hope you Enjoy!
PB&J Overnight Oats (Gluten, Dairy + Refined Sugar Free)
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup oats or oat blend
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (I used chunky for extra crunch!)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tbsp Maple syrup (more or less to taste)
- 5 raspberries mashed (but still kind of chunky!)
- 1 small jar
- Add all ingredients but oats and raspberries to jar and mix.
- Add oats and mix
- Add raspberries and mix
- Store in Fridge overnight
- In the morning, enjoy! If you like it extra creamy, add a bit of additional milk and/or yogurt. Top wth additional fruit and a pb drizzle if you want!
- This is a single serving but if you want to store, keep in air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days!
Have a great day!