PB&J Overnight Oats (or Almond Butter and Jam Overnight Oats)

This recipe takes a classic lunchbox favorite and turns it into a healthy and delicious grab-and-go breakfast.

It works equally well with either peanut butter (classic!) or almond butter (a healthier version).

Either way, this recipe will have you feeling like a kid again — and fueled up for a great start to your day.

This recipe pairs well with my super easy and quick Mixed Berry Chia Jam. 


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  • pbj overnight oats
  • pbj overnight oats
  • monica pbj overnight oats

Serves 1


  • 1/3 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten free if desired
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seed
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of unsweetened plant-based milk (i.e. hemp, coconut, etc.)
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (feel free to omit)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened organic peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of pure fruit jam (try to look for no-sugar or reduced-sugar varieties)
  • Optional: garnish with fresh berries or sliced banana


  • Step 1

    Add the oats, chia seed, hemp seed and flax seed to a 16-ounce mason jar. Give everything a stir, and add a pinch of salt. Then add the plant based milk, vanilla, and maple syrup (if using), stirring again until the wet and dry ingredients are incorporated.

  • Step 2

    Next, swirl in the peanut butter and jam. Don't try to be perfect about this — just try to break up the peanut butter (or almond butter) so it's not just one big chunk sitting in the oats mixture.

  • Step 3

    Screw on a lid, and put in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir the mixture and add a splash more milk. It could be sweet enough for you already, or you can add a drizzle of maple syrup to taste.

    Garnish, if desired, with fresh berries or sliced banana.



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