Ok so I know I’ve admitted this many times, but I love oatmeal and I eat it for breakfast every day.
Alright, I suppose there’s the occasional hangover that requires a bacon-laden feast with ample room for carbs, but most mornings it’s a solid serving of steel cut old fashioned oats with almond milk, PB or AB (almond butter) and chia seeds.
Lately though, I’ve been on a PB & J kick. No clue why, but I was craving it so I thought I’d try it out with my oats. OHHHHHMAHGOD. Ok, aside from the fact that these are just yum…I happen to really love jam. Jelly is fine, but jam and other “fruit spreads” specifically, I don’t know, they taste less artificial and have a great texture. In the case of this particular recipe, it’s just all the sweetness you need, no added sugar. I try to avoid sugar in my diet wherever possible (believe it or not).
My advice is this: if you want to go traditional, add Grape jam (no one is stopping you from using jelly, by the way). But if you want to have a slightly more sophisticated taste, blackberry jam worked beautifully here, as did blueberry and raspberry.
Oh and yea, I used Skippy Peanut Butter. Extra Crunchy. Because sometimes the sophistication stops at the jam. The “all natural, vegan, non-GMO, cage-free peanuts” crap is not as creamy as Skippy and twice the cost. Only thing I splurge on is almond butter because dammit I love a good almond butter and it just ain’t cheap no matter what.
Bottom line, these oats will make you feel young again. Pro tip: if you’re using strawberry or raspberry jam, you can add fresh strawberries or raspberries to the mix in the morning too. If you leave the fruit in overnight it will just be soggy and rubbery.
PB&J Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter, divided
- 2 tbsp Jam or Fruit Spread, divided (Grape, Raspberry, Blackberry, etc)
- 1 tsp Chia Seeds
- Pinch of salt
- Add oats, almond milk, 1 tbsp Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp jam, a pinch of salt, and the chia seeds in a mason jar (or any sealable container). Mix together and put it in the fridge overnight. Easy peasy.
- When you take out of the fridge in the am, add another tbsp (or smaller dollop, if you wish) of the PB and J. Enjoy!