I’m on this peanut butter and jelly kick lately. I think I just have some serious nostalgia for it. Plus Justin really loves an occasional PB&J sandwich and I get jealous. Without bread in my life it’s difficult to get the same effect but these PB&J overnight oats definitely do the trick!
I also recently made the following things into a PB&J version:
- Mug Cakes
- Sweet Potatoes
These oats I originally made intending not to put protein powder in them. But sometimes I still can’t get them to be sweet enough for my taste buds without it. I could have put date syrup or maple syrup in them but wasn’t trying to add too much sugar. I ended up adding half a scoop of protein after the fact and just had half a protein shake after my workout later instead of a whole one.
I’m still figuring out how to dial in my pre and post workout meals/snacks right without reaching for too much protein powder. I need breakfast to be higher in protein but without eggs it’s tricky. If my breakfast has protein powder in it then I need something with at least some protein in it for after my workout but at that point I usually want fruit so I’m thinking it’s gotta be fruit and nut butter.
Another option is eat some sausage and veggies alongside my oatmeal – I’m always ravenous in the mornings anyway. I could do it. And then save the protein powder for a post-workout shake.
I’ll get it right eventually!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal
Protein oatmeal that can be made the quick way or overnight and tastes like a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Add some additional crunch with peanuts and you have a perfect, balanced breakfast to start your day off with.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats gluten free
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened*
- 5-8 drops liquid stevia to sweeten alternative: honey or maple syrup. Or optional if protein is sweet enough.
- 2 tbsp Jam of choice**
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/2 scoop/serving vanilla protein powder plant-based if vegan
For Overnight Oats
In a mason jar, place oats and cover with milk
Stir in peanut butter, sweetener, and jam
Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours**
Top with peanuts and/or berries if desired!
Eat cold or microwave for 1-2 minutes to heat up.
For Quick Oats
Cover oats with milk of choice and microwave for about 2 minutes.
Stir in protein powder, sweetener, peanut butter, and jam. Add more milk or water here if it's too dry.
Top with berries and nuts. Enjoy!
*Milk quantity varies by what consistency you want your oats. I put enough in to cover the oats and if needed, I can add more after microwaving. **I use a homemade chia jam without any added sugars.