Pbj Overnight Oats

Talk about starting the morning off with a bang! These Pbj Overnight Oats take less than 5 minutes to prepare the night before. They are nutritious and delicious!

peanut butter and jelly overnight oats in a mason jar topped with jam and banana on a pink napkin

Ingredients You’ll Need

These Peanut Butter overnight oats are a great meal prep option for busy weeks. Spend a few minutes preparing them in mason jars the night before, and breakfast will be ready to grab and go the next morning!

  • Gluten free rolled oats. Regular old fashioned rolled oats work just as well.  
  • Almond milk. Plant based milks are a great way to keep these oats dairy free, however, any other milk works just the same! Oat milk, regular milk, hemp milk, etc.
  • Creamy peanut butter. I always look at the ingredient list and make sure the only ingredients are peanuts and salt. Most grocery stores have it you just have to look!  
  • Maple syrup.  You can also substitute honey.
  • Chia seeds.
  • Vanilla collagen protein powder. I love Vital Proteins and Ancient Nutrition.
  • Jam. For serving. I like Strawberry but use your favorite!
  • Banana slices. For serving, optional.

I simply tossed everything (except the jelly) in a large mixing bowl, gave it a big stir, divided each serving size into a mason jar and popped it in the fridge for the night! Yep, it’s that easy.

peanut butter and jelly overnight oats in a clear mason jar

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • EASY. These overnight oats are quite possibly the easiest make-ahead breakfast out there. 5 Minutes is all you need!
  • Delicious.
  • Filling. I love how satisfying these pb and j overnight oats are. They keep me full all morning!
  • Healthy. These oats are made with a peanut butter, oat, and almond milk base and then topped with your favorite jelly. Loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
  • Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly? Let’s get real, pb and j is a classic combination and always a winner!
  • Gluten Free and vegan. This recipe is gluten free and vegan and just so delicious.
  • Great for the whole family, kids included! My toddler absolutely LOVES these oats.

Are you supposed to eat overnight oats hot or cold?

Honestly, that is completely up to you! I personally like mine a little warm, so I pop it in the microwave for 45-60 seconds before adding my toppings, however, eating them straight outta the fridge is always an option too!


  • If you aren’t a jelly or jam person, feel free to top with fresh strawberries, blueberries or any other fruit of choice.
  • Greek Yogurt can be added for extra creaminess and added protein.
  • I have heard coconut milk is an amazing option for overnight oats. I have yet to try, but that is high on my list!
  • Although it won’t be PB&J, you could sub a different kind of nut butter depending on what you have on hand and like the most!
  • If you’re looking for more oatmeal recipes, you will also love these 5 Minute Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats.
obj overnight oats in a mason jar topped with fresh banana sliced and more peanut butter and jelly.

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Pbj Overnight Oats

obj overnight oats in jars with fresh banana and peanut butter on a pink napkin

Pbj Overnight Oats- the perfect make-ahead breakfast! Takes less than 5 minutes to prepare the night before and you will wake up ready to enjoy! 

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: Overnight
  • Total Time: 17 minute
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: healthy


  • 2 c gluten free rolled oats 
  • 2 c unsweetened almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 1/3 c creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 T maple syrup  (can sub honey)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla collagen protein (optional)
  • Strawberry jelly and additional peanut butter, for serving
  • Banana slices, for serving, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, chia seeds, and protein powder. Stir together until well combined and creamy. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to let the oats really soak up the milk.
  2. Divide the mixture amongst your glass jars, cover, and store in the fridge overnight.
  3. When you are ready to eat, microwave for 45-60 seconds, then top with additional peanut butter and jelly.  Option to add sliced banana on top.


*I do not recommend using quick oats for this recipe as it tends to become a bit mushy.  I have found that old fashioned rolled oats work best, regular and gluten free. 

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  • Reply
    October 26, 2022 at 10:33 am

    These are our absolute favorite. We all like different jams in our house so it’s perfect to add at the end. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Elizabeth M
    October 27, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Absolutely delicious. My 4 year old even asked for seconds!

  • Reply
    November 1, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Delicious! We love this recipe.

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