Start your day with this delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
One of the great things about overnight oats, is the fact it can all be prepared the night before. So for those that are rushed for time in the mornings, it's a great breakfast, as you can literally just grab it and go.
Peanut butter and Jelly might seem like an odd combination to some, and many years back I may of agreed with you.
But after finishing my 3 year art degree back in 2000 (I am showing my age now). I did a student program where you could spend the summer in the USA working on a Summer Camp.
I ended up in a beautiful area of Upstate New York, right in the Adirondack Mountain range where the summer camp was set upon a beautiful lake.
It was a great experience, and if there are any students reading this right now, I highly recommend doing it at the end of your last year. A great opportunity for seeing another part of the world and having an adventure before you set into your career.
The summer camp I stayed at, would be the thing of dreams come true for most kids back in the UK. These kids had all kinds of activities planned for them each day. Which is not surprising really with the price of a 4 week camp placement, it's enough to make your jaw hit the ground. Extremely lucky kids really.
Here I first came witness to the craze of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
However jelly in the USA is not the wobbly stuff that we tend to have with custard and cream in a trifle. In the US that is called Jell-o and well jelly is actually jam.
So when you hear of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it is infact a peanut butter and JAM sandwich and of course I had to try one. I have to say I can understand the craze, it's a pretty yummy combination (although maybe not to some).
Here on this side of the Atlantic, we are obsessed with all things peanut butter, peanut butter flavoured everything is on every corner. Especially chocolate, they do love their peanut butter chocolate here.
In the summer I even tried a peanut butter and jelly burger. Yes, you did read that right.
Not in the slightest Slimming Eats friendly (far from it), but was one of those things I just had to try. It sounds pretty weird when you think about it, but it really tasted delicious. The jelly (or jam) was like a spicy red jalapeño jam that just was heaven, it was so good and well worth the day off plan to sample it.
So for my first instalment of overnight oats, it had to of course be Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats. When I made this bad boy up, I really had to refrain from digging a spoon in straight away. After all it wouldn't really be overnight oats, if I didn't leave it overnight.
I was pretty excited when I got up in the morning, no having to prepare breakfast, which is a pretty rare occurrence in my house. I love to cook, but it was nice to just brew my mug of coffee and sit down and dig in.
Seriously this was tastefantastic (is that even a word?), I am making it one right here, right now.
Now for the peanut butter, I didn't use the jarred stuff because it's pretty high in sugar. Even the 100% natural peanut butter will set you back for 2 tbs, and as much as I love breakfast, I don't want to spend that many in the morning.
Instead I use PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter which is a an awesome peanut butter alternative. 2 tbs of the powder (45 calories), you just mix it with a little water and you have a peanut butter.
If you eat it on it's own it isn't going to be exactly like peanut butter, but if you add it to something like these Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats, it's great for giving that peanut butter flavour. There are various other brands you can check out on Amazon, there is even a PB2 Powder Chocolate Peanut Butter.
I also use Sukrin:1 to sweeten this Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats. Feel free to use another sweetener if you prefer, just be aware the taste may differ. I like Sukrin, because it is the only sweetener I have found that has no aftertaste. So worth investing in some if you haven't already.
This Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats is gluten free and vegetarian friendly. It isn't dairy free, but if you use a dairy free yoghurt or even a dairy free milk instead of the yoghurt, then you can adapt it to a dairy free version.
This breakfast has a decent serving of protein too, so even more reason to make this and enjoy!
- 40g (1.5 oz) of oats
- ½ cup (120ml) of fat free plain Greek yoghurt
- ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract
- ¾ tbs of sukrin:1
- 2 tablespoons of no added sugar raspberry jam or spread -
- 2 tablespoons of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter](http://amzn.to/2j6GQuJ)
- ½ cup of Fresh raspberries
- Add the oats to a bowl, stir in the Greek yoghurt, vanilla extract and sukrin:1 and a few tablespoons
- Place in a glass or jar
- Add half the raspberries
- Mix the no added sugar jam with about 1 tbs of water.
- Spoon this on top of the raspberries
- Add the PB2 to a small bowl, slowly add a few drops of water at a time and keep mixing until you have a smooth consistency (not too thick)
- Spoon this on top of the jam.
- Top with the remaining raspberries.
- Place in the fridge and it will be ready for you to dig in a spoon and enjoy in the morning.
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 312Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0.4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 198mgCarbohydrates 52.2gFiber 8.7gSugar 7.6gProtein 22g