These peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are the perfect way to start off your morning! They’re packed with fiber, protein, and a whole lotta lovin’.
I am a sucker for anything peanut butter. I mean let’s get real…like 50% of the recipes on FFF are peanut butter related. Sorrynotsorry.
This recipe has a peanut butter base and an extra oomph of protein made with…
- rolled oats
- vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
- chia seeds
- vanilla protein powder (I used whey)
- creamy peanut butter
I used whey protein in this recipe, but feel free to try a plant-based version, in case you’re looking for a vegan-friendly recipe! Just note that you made need to add a few more tablespoons of almond milk because plant-based protein powder is a bit more dense!
The “jelly layer” is a mixture of real life strawberries and some all-natural preserves.
I’m the type of girl who doesn’t like to mix my layers. My sister on the other hand- is a mixer. I remember growing up we would make sundays…and she’d mix it all together. Me? No thank you! I like to keep em’ separate.
If you are anti-jelly (I know you people exist), feel free to just use fresh strawberries!
Fun Fact #3: I’m a DD…and hate it.
Yah, I went there. You guys know I am all about body positivity, but often times I find my boobs bringing me down and getting in the way (literally). I know, I know. Most people would love to have a huge rack, but not me! I was a late bloomer and didn’t get my period until I was 16, which meant I was pretty much flat-chested until my senior year of high school. Entering college, my chest was a solid C cup, which was propionate for my body. When I went through my eating disorder, my boobs were the last thing to go and the never fully went. Long story short, when I gained my weight back, a lot of it went to my chest…even more than before! Today, I am a DD and hate it. I can’t remember the last time I wore a real bra because I prefer to smash them into my chest and make them look as small as possible. They get in the way when shopping for clothes and working out. Anyone with large breasts knows that flowy tops don’t really work because they make you look “frumpy.” For me, the tighter the shirt the better….but I’m pretty conservative with how I dress and hate tight shirts. As for working out….jumping jacks. Enough said.
The worst part is- it’s really hard for me to find proper sports bras because I am 34 inches around, but my cup size is huge. Usually what happens is that I find a great cup size, but then the inches around is way too big. Fail. Anyways- As you can see, I’m still working on being okay with “my new friends,” and how they make my body look. I’m not asking you to feel bad for me…because that’s just how my body is and I’m working on loving my top half for the way it is 😀
PS: I don’t mean to be so negative, but I wanted to share my true feelings on being a DD.
PB and J Overnight Oats
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 2 servings
For the peanut butter oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop (or 2 tablespoons) vanilla protein powder (I used whey)
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
For the jelly layer
- 2 tablespoons all-natural strawberry preserves (I used sugar-free strawberry)
- 4 large strawberries, diced
For the Peanut Butter Oats
- Mix all ingredients together and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
For the Jelly Layer
- First, dice up 2 large strawberries. Then, mix about 2 tablespoons of jelly with the strawberries. Lay in with oats.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 341
- Sugar: 4
- Fat: 14
- Carbohydrates: 42
- Fiber: 12
- Protein: 17