It has been a busy, busy weekend and this coming week should be more of the same. But I can’t leave you hanging, so I am popping in with a quick (and cozy!) recipe for all of you. You know how I feel about my overnight oats. I am basically in love with them ;). A lot of people switch over to hot oatmeal once the cooler weather hits, but since I am not a fan of warm oats…more overnight oats it is! Hopefully there are still a few of you out there who are on the overnight oats bandwagon. And if not, well I suggest you add a little pb and j into your life by incorporating the combo into your warm oats.
Oh, and in case you forgot…overnight oats never seem to cooperate for me or my camera ;).
Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
2/3 cup whole rolled oats
1 TB chia seeds (I used milled)
2 TB peanut flour
1 packet Stevia
2-3 TB grape jelly
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk + 1-2 TB
Puffed cereal (I used Arrowhead Mills Puffed Kamut, but brown rice would work too)
2 TB peanut flour + water to make peanut “sauce”
2 TB raisins
1. Combine oats, chia seeds, 2 TB peanut flour, and Stevia in a bowl. Stir until well-combined.
2. Melt grape jelly in microwave for approximately 30 seconds.
3. Stir melted jelly into oat mixture.
4. Add 1/2 cup almond milk and stir until mixed well.
5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
6. In the morning, add 1-2 TB of additional almond milk and stir well. It should look like this:
7. Next, add in cereal, peanut sauce, and raisins.
8. Stir it all up and dive on in!
Overnight oats really are the ultimate breakfast on the go. Every time that I make them in the evening I am embarrassingly excited for the morning to come so that I can eat them- normally at my desk while at work. This particular batch of oats made me extra excited. I mean seriously, direct anything involving peanut butter and jelly my way and its pretty much a guarantee that I won’t say no to it. In fact, I’d do just about anything for some pb & j flavors…well, not anything, but you get the gist! I have yet to find a way that I do not like the combination of peanut butter and jelly. It is good in sandwiches, desserts, and now in oats! Next time I think I am going to toss in a few roasted peanuts, too, for some extra crunch. It will be just like using crunchy peanut butter :).
Are you still eating overnight oats now that the weather has turned colder?
What is your favorite way to eat the peanut butter and jelly combination?