PB and Jelly Overnight Oats

These PB and Jelly Overnight Oats are great for breakfast because of how quick and easy they are to make. If you don’t have a lot of time or motivation in the morning to make breakfast, just take a couple of minutes during the evening to make some for the next morning instead. This recipe is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but healthier. It’s high protein, packed with dietary fiber and some healthy fats. Have kids? These PB and Jelly Overnight Oats are great for them too, as it combines the classic flavour combination that they love but turned into a healthy and satiating breakfast.

Overnight oats in two glass jars topped with strawberry jelly, fresh strawberries and chocolate.

In all honesty, I’m actually not a fan of pb&j sandwiches. There, I said it. I just don’t enjoy them. So at first glance it might seem a little weird that despite that, I do like to have the same flavour combo in these PB and Jelly Overnight Oats. As a kid I used to eat loads of peanut butter sandwiches (didn’t we all?), but somehow I never enjoyed adding something sweet like jelly to it. So I guess that’s where that comes from, I just grew up not enjoying it. Which doesn’t mean I wasn’t a sweet tooth. Boy, was I a sweet tooth. There’s this one videotape of our family during vacation where we were all outside in the early morning and the only thing I was concerned about was if I could have anything sweet. Obviously the answer was no. But would they have offered me a pb&j sandwich at that moment, I probably would have started crying. Anyways, I recognise that for a lot of people a PB&J sandwich is part of their childhood and has a lot of nostalgia to it. So this PB and Jelly Overnight oats recipe is our tribute to the famous sandwich. We really do hope you will love it. And if not, we’re truly sorry for ruining your childhood memories.

All of the Ingredients

All the ingredients for the peanut butter and jelly overnight oats on a wooden table.
  • Peanut butter – ha! I guess you didn’t see that one coming, did you now?
  • Strawberries – instead of using storebought jelly which has loads of added sugar, we are making our own jelly using strawberries.
  • Chia seeds – ever had chia pudding? If so, you already know that chia seeds are very absorbant. This is why they are great for making the strawberry jelly as they are basically act as a thickening agent.
  • Maple syrup – for a hint of sweetness.
Strawberry chia jelly in a white bowl.

Cooking Tips

  • When making things such as jelly or pudding with chia seeds, always make sure to add your chia seeds first and then add the liquids on top. This way, it will mix properly. You will have a much harder time properly mixing it when you add liquid first and chia seeds after.
  • We do not recommend using frozen strawberries for the jelly, as they are usually a lot more watery and taste more bland. Which will result in a rather lackluster strawberry jelly.
  • Did you know that it’s super easy to make your own peanut butter and often times it’s a whole lot cheaper too? Just take some peanuts, roast them in the oven (or use roasted peanuts instead) and blend them in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Or chunky of course, if you like your peanut butter better that way. If desired you can add a pinch of salt.
A jar of glass filled with pb and jelly overnight oats with dark chocolate and fresh strawberries in the back.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Strawberries – obviously you can swap these with any other type of berries such as raspberries or blueberries.
  • Peanutbutter – can be swapped with any other type of nut or seed butter. However, it obviously won’t be peanut butter and jelly overnight oats when you swap out the peanutbutter. No sh*t, sherlock! Pardon my French.
  • Chia seeds – you can also use ground flax-seeds when making the jelly.
Two glass jars filled with peanut butter and jelly overnight oats.


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Two glass jars filled with peanut butter and jelly overnight oats.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Sjors
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 1x


This recipe is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but healthier. It’s high protein, packed with dietary fiber and some healthy fats.



For the base:

  • 1/2 cup (40 grams) rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp (20 grams) peanut butter
  •  1 tsp maple syrup

For the jelly:

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Add all of the ingredients for the oats to a (glass) jar and mix well.
  2. To make the jelly: Add chia seeds to a small bowl. Mash the strawberries with a fork until mushy. Add the strawberry mixture to the chia seeds and mix well.
  3. Store the oats and the jelly in the fridge overnight.
  4. Before eating, take out of the fridge and add the jelly to the oats. 
  5. Optional: top with some extra fresh strawberries and some (vegan) dark chocolate. 


Nutritional facts are estimates. If you want to be sure about the nutritional facts, be sure to check your product labels.

  • Prep Time: 5 min


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 365kcal
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 0,16g
  • Fat: 16,1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2,5g
  • Carbohydrates: 34,8g
  • Fiber: 7,1g
  • Protein: 16,4g

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