Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Overnight Oats with Fresh Berries

I have something of a difficult time making healthy choices in the morning. I’m simply too tired and am craving sugar- particularly in the form of a Boston Cream Doughnut. This is why I prepare overnight oats ahead of time so I’m able to enjoy a healthy breakfast topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries every morning. But these aren’t just any overnight oats- they are PB&J overnight oats. For months now, I have witnessed Instagrammers ogling over their morning bowl of oatmeal. I simply did not understand what all the fuss was about. That was until I tried this fantastic recipe from Erin Clarke’s blog Well Plated. I’ve adapted her version of this morning staple to create a delicious and healthy breakfast option. What I love about this recipe is that it is endlessly customizable. You can top it with a variety of fruits or you can use flavored yogurts to change up your routine. For example, I’ve used peach yogurt instead of vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt, left out the peanut butter, and topped it with fresh strawberries and peaches. It would also be excellent with a variety of flavored yogurts or the addition of tropical fruits in the summer. You could even add a tablespoon of cocoa powder or a few mini chocolate chips to get your AM sugar fix. The options are truly endless!

Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jelly Overnight Oats with Fresh Berries

Serves: Four 8 oz. servings

Adapted from Erin Clarke’s https://www.wellplated.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2/3 cup Vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons strawberry jelly
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a four-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Add in oats, and then, peanut butter, whisking until well combined. Divide evenly between four 8 oz. jars. Spoon 1 teaspoon of jelly into each jar. Cover with lid. 
  2. Refrigerate overnight. Stir oats and top with berries before serving. 
  3. This recipe makes four 8 oz. servings which can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days, giving you a healthy breakfast or snack whenever a craving strikes. 

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