Hello PinkWhen readers! Happy July! It’s Justine from Cooking and Beer here to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes. PB and J overnight oats is a must-have recipe for a weekday breakfast. Make it a day in advance, and have it ready first thing in the morning. It’s so easy, so flavorful, and super addicting. It’s also a nutritious way to start your day, so uhhhh..bonus! Quick-cooking oats, chia seeds, sliced almonds and grapes are combined with vanilla almond milk in a large dish. Covered and then refrigerated, this oatmeal sets overnight. Top with creamy peanut butter and grape preserves or jam. It’s a total hit with even the pickiest of eaters!
So how was everyone’s 4th of July?! I hope a lot of cheeseburgers and potato salad were consumed on your end! The beginning of July turned out to be just as busy as the end of May and beginning of June around here as we prepared for our big move from Colorado to Wyoming. Now that we are temporarily settled in a condo while we wait for our house to be finished being built, I am ALL about easy when it comes to food. I literally only brought a handful of kitchen supplies, so creativity in the kitchen has become super important!
This PB and J overnight oatmeal is one recipe that has become a staple in my temporary home, as it literally takes 5 minutes to make and no cooking is required!
This recipe is pretty straight forward. It doesn’t get much easier, and you can flavor it just about any way you want! I’ve decided to share a PB and J version with you today because it is literally my favorite way to eat overnight oatmeal. Almond butter and assorted jams are great alternatives to liven things up!
It all starts with regular quick-cooking oats. I like to combine them with chia seeds, sliced almonds (usually of the salted variety) and whatever fruit I have on hand at the time. In this case, I went with grapes because they hold up really well. I sweeten up the oats with just a little bit of honey if I’m not using sweetened almond milk, but this is totally based on personal preference. Whisk these ingredients together and then pour in the vanilla almond milk. Give it a very good stir and then cover as tightly as possible. Refrigerate, and boom, that’s literally all. The oats soak overnight, taking on an oatmeal-like consistency without having to cook them. It is literally the best thing ever. Top with your desired toppings and there you have it!
Oats are so good for you. They are the perfect way to start your day as they contain a good deal of protein and a ton of fiber. Oats are my favorite way to enjoy breakfast as they make me feel full until lunchtime, which keeps the snacking to a minimum!
Recipe for this PB and J overnight oatmeal is below! Make it in advance at the beginning of the week, and enjoy it all week long!
PB and J Overnight Oatmeal
- 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup red seedless grapes
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk unsweetened for a less-sweet version
- 1 tablespoons honey more or less to taste
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons grape preserves or jam other flavored jams may be substituted
- In a large bowl (that has a lid), combine the oats, grapes, almonds and chia seeds. Whisk to combine. Add the almond milk and honey. Stir to coat. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight (about 10-12 hours).
- The next day, remove the bowl from the fridge out and portion out equally. Top with peanut butter and jam and enjoy!
I hope you guys adore this PB and J overnight oatmeal as much as I do! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you next month!