Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal

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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!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal

I also recently made the following things into a PB&J version:

  • Waffles
  • 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These oats I originally made intending not to put protein powder in them.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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal

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 leastĀ 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 theĀ protein powder for a post-workout shake.

I’ll get it right eventually!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal

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.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 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

  1. In a mason jar, place oats and cover with milk
  2. Stir in peanut butter, sweetener, and jam
  3. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours**

  4. Top with peanuts and/or berries if desired!
  5. Eat cold or microwave for 1-2 minutes to heat up.

For Quick Oats

  1. Cover oats with milk of choice and microwave for about 2 minutes.

  2. Stir in protein powder, sweetener, peanut butter, and jam. Add more milk or water here if it's too dry.

  3. Top with berries and nuts. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*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.


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