Overnight oats made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats and Greek yogurt take on an old school vibe with the flavor of peanut butter and jelly. YUMMY!
What are Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are rolled oats (old fashioned) mixed with a liquid that rest/soften overnight. Instead of cooking over heat, the oats soak in liquid, such as almond milk, and plump to perfection while you sleep.
I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats.
Overnight Oats Superpowers
- No cooking required. Enough said.
- Make in batches and eat all week, I make 3 jars per family member on Sunday and we eat them all week.
- Versatile – the flavor combos are unlimited. Peanut butter and banana, pumpkin pie spiced, chocolate, blueberry, etc.
- Good source of protein. I add Greek yogurt to my oats, this not only makes them creamier, but it adds protein and probiotics to your breakfast.
- High in resistant starch which helps boost satiety and decrease insulin levels.
- Much easier to digest than cooked oats. As they soak overnight their starches break down which improves their digestibility.
Gluten Free – Use gluten free oats, like these.
Dairy Free – Use dairy free milk such as almond milk.
Peanut Free – Use any nut butter. I like almond or cashew butter.
Losing Weight – Choose plain, fat-free Greek Yogurt. Use low-cal (no sugar added) nut milk. For a rich peanut butter flavor with fewer calories sub peanut butter powder. This recipe calls for 1 tsp jelly, use sliced fruit instead to eliminate any added sugar.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
I ate more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid than Mr. Smucker’s grandchildren. My go to was grape jelly, which I still love, but my current jam is strawberry. School starts back next week and I decided to marry my favorite sandwich with my go-to breakfast. Their love child is PB&J Overnight Oats. YUM!
You could use any jelly you love. For those choosing a no-sugar-added diet, omit the jelly and simply add sliced fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc). For a smidge of sweetness use a pack of Stevia or 1 TBSP maple syrup or honey.
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt (fat-free works just fine in this recipe)
- ⅔ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- ½ cup rolled oats (I used gluten free)
- 1 T chia seeds
- pinch salt
- 1 T peanut butter
- 1-2 tsp strawberry jelly (or any flavor you love). optional
- 3 sliced strawberries or any fruit you love
- This recipe makes 1 serving if making in batches simply triple or quadruple the recipe.
- You can store in a wide mouth Mason jar or other air tight container.
- Mix first 6 ingredients in a jar. Stir well to ensure all oats are soaked in liquid.
- Mix sliced fruit with jelly and place atop oats.
- Seal container and place in the fridge. Allow the oats to soak overnight, or at least 6 hours.