This peanut butter and jelly overnight oats recipe is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free! It’s a quick and easy meal prep breakfast for busy families. The recipe is made with pantry staples like rolled oats, chia seeds, yogurt, and maple syrup. They are creamy, fruity, salty-sweet, and a delicious twist on the classic PB&J sandwich!

peanut butter and jelly overnight oats inside a glass weck jar

Peanut butter, jelly, and oats… what’s not to love?! Today, we are transforming the classic PB&J sandwich into a healthy breakfast recipe. You’ll feel like you’re indulging in the childhood comfort food, but it’s made with nourishing ingredients.

With only 5 minutes of prep time at night, these PB and J overnight oats are ready to enjoy first thing in the morning. This makes it a convenient meal prep option for breakfast on-the-go and busy schedules.

The simple recipe is made with chia seeds, yogurt, almond milk, peanut butter, and berry jam. The flavor is enhanced with maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. You can add all sorts of mix-ins and toppings, like chopped peanuts and granola, too!

PS: If you love these PB&J overnight oats, you’ll also enjoy my Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats.

These peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are:

  • Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free
  • Sweet & salty, creamy, and fruity
  • A quick and easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe
  • Made with no refined sugar // refined sugar-free
  • A high protein and high fiber breakfast idea
  • Kid-approved!
pb and j overnight oats inside a glass weck jar

Ingredients in peanut butter and jelly overnight oats

  • Oats: I recommend using rolled oats, not steel cut or instant oats. Since rolled oats have gone through a steaming and flattening process, they are perfect for soaking overnight.
  • Milk: use any type of non-dairy milk or dairy milk for this recipe. I personally use unsweetened almond milk or oat milk.
  • Yogurt: this is an optional ingredient, but it makes the oatmeal much creamier. Feel free to use any type of yogurt or non-dairy yogurt.
  • Peanut butter: Peanut butter adds a sweet and salty flavor, as well as a creamy consistency. If you would like to keep this oatmeal low fat, you can use PB2 (powdered peanut butter) instead.
  • Maple syrup: these oats are naturally sweetened with maple syrup in order to keep the recipe refined sugar-free. Other options include honey, agave nectar, or coconut sugar.
  • Chia seeds: chia seeds expand while soaking, which helps create a thick and fluffy texture. Also, they’re a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
  • Vanilla extract: A dash of vanilla makes them taste sweeter.
  • Cinnamon: This warm spice provides healthy, anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the other ingredients.
bowls of ingredients for pb and j overnight oats on a wooden serving board

How to make PB and J overnight oats with yogurt

For the full ingredient measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

First, add rolled oats, milk, yogurt (optional), peanut butter, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a jar. Mix the ingredients together, then seal with a lid.

Next, store the oats in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours).

The next morning (or whenever you are ready to eat), remove the lid and stir the oats. If desired, add a splash of milk to thin the consistency.

Enjoy the oats directly out of the jar or transfer them to a bowl. Add the berry jam and peanut butter, as well as any mix-ins/toppings of your choosing. Some recommended ideas include fresh berries, chopped peanuts, and granola. Enjoy!

rolled oats, peanut butter, yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, and cinnamon inside a glass mason jar
mixing peanut butter and jelly overnight oats inside a glass mason jar

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is adding peanut butter to oatmeal healthy?

Absolutely! Peanut butter can be a healthy addition to nearly any diet. I recommend choosing a sugar-free and oil-free brand for the most nutritious option. The ingredients should only contain peanuts and salt.

Are overnight oats a good pre run breakfast?

Yes. Since oatmeal is high in fiber and a slow-digesting carbohydrate, it provides long lasting energy to fuel the day ahead. Many people find it to be a good pre-workout breakfast idea.

Why can’t you use instant oats for overnight oats?

You should not use instant oats for overnight oats because they do not absorb liquid as well as rolled oats. Similarly, don’t use steel cut oats either.

How can I make them nut free?

If you are a nut-free household, you can still enjoy these PB&J overnight oats. Instead of peanut butter, use sunflower seed butter, tahini, or granola butter.

Can I make peanut butter overnight oats without yogurt?

Yes! The yogurt/non-dairy yogurt ingredient is optional. However, I strongly recommend including it for a thick and creamy consistency.

How to store PB and J overnight oats

Overnight oats should be stored inside a sealed jar in the refrigerator. They are best enjoyed within 24 hours, but you can keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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peanut butter and jelly overnight oats inside a glass weck jar

PB and J Overnight Oats

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Peanut butter and jelly overnight oats is a healthy and easy meal prep breakfast recipe! They are vegan, gluten-free, and made in a jar with pantry staples. The recipe includes oatmeal, chia seeds, yogurt, peanut butter, and berry jam. It’s the classic PB&J sandwich transformed into an on-the-go breakfast idea! #peanutbutterandjelly #pbandj #overnightoats #overnightoatmeal #oatmeal #mealprepbreakfast #makeaheadbreakfast #mealprep #veganbreakfast #healthybreakfast 


Ingredients

Units Scale

Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt or regular yogurt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey, agave, etc)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Mix-ins & Toppings

  • 2 tbsp berry jam, jelly, or preserves
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • Blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries (optional)
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)
  • Granola (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add rolled oats, milk, yogurt (optional), peanut butter, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a jar. Mix ingredients together, then seal with a lid.
  2. Store oats in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  3. The next morning (or whenever you are ready to eat), remove the lid and stir the oats. If desired, add a splash of milk to thin the consistency.
  4. Enjoy the oats directly out of the jar or transfer them to a bowl. Add the berry jam and peanut butter, as well as any mix-ins/toppings of your choosing. Some recommended ideas include fresh berries, chopped peanuts, and granola. Enjoy!

Notes

  • How to store: Overnight oats are best enjoyed within 24 hours. However, you can keep them stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Be sure they are tightly sealed with a lid to maintain freshness.
  • Yogurt: Yogurt is optional, but I strongly recommend including it for the best texture.
  • Nutrition information includes the peanut butter and berry jam toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 460
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 13g

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