These simple PB2 (powdered peanut butter) overnight oats are made with oats and milk and then layered between sweet ribbons of fruity jam. It's a decadent but protein-packed breakfast!
My husband has been on a peanut butter binge lately. He puts peanut butter on peanut butter, and I have a front-row seat to the show. I don't mind it, because he introduced me to PB2, a protein-packed peanut butter powder that has all the flavor of peanut butter, but with a fraction of the fat and calories. Yes, please!
Why you will love this recipe
Overnight oats are so easy to prepare. If you haven't tried them you will want to start with this simple recipe. These PB2 overnight oats do their thing in the fridge while you sleep and then in the morning, you layer it with fruit jam and any toppings you choose. It's like childhood in a jar!
While you can certainly use peanut butter in place of powdered peanut butter, using PB2 will greatly reduce the fat and calories while still fueling your body with protein. Less guilt!
What you will need
- Rolled oats- Be sure to use old-fashioned oats, not instant or quick cooking.
- Milk- You can use any milk you like.
- PB2 or other powdered peanut butter- You can use any brand of powdered peanut butter.
- Chia seeds- Chia seeds will add a touch of fiber.
- Fruit jam, spread or jelly- Choose your favorite fruity jam. Use what you would if you were making a PB & J sandwich!
- Bananas, fresh berries, chopped nuts or a drizzle of peanut butter for topping- For added texture (optional).
How to prepare
To assemble these oats, have ready a few lidded jars or other containers. The jars should be able to hold about 1 cup. Next, you will measure out your ingredients, minus the jam and toppings, and place them in the containers. Give them a good mix, and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, remove your oats from the fridge. Add the jam and any topping that you are using. That's it!
We like these oats just the way they are, but feel free to mix them up however you would like. Here are some great swaps:
- Milk: You can swap out the milk for your favorite almond or other plant based milk. Vanilla almond milk would be a great choice. You can also add yogurt for even more protein.
- PB2: Feel free to use regular peanut butter in place of the PB2. It will just add back the calories and fat.
- Jam: We love the addition of the fruity jam because it tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but if that's not your thing, you can omit the jam, and add a sweetener of your choice. Maple syrup or brown sugar are great options.
Meal prepping and storing overnight oats
Nothing beats having a delicious breakfast ready on the go. You can easily prep these in advance and store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Each day, just remove one container and add your toppings right before eating. Bam-the workweek just got easier!
PB2 is powdered peanut butter. It is made by pressing roasted peanuts to remove most of the oil and then ground into a fine powder. The result is a low-fat, low-calorie, high-protein option for peanut butter that is versatile in cooking and baking.
You can find PB2 (peanut butter powder) in most grocery stores and online. It is found next to the peanut butter or sometimes in the health aisle.
Although overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold, it's not for everyone. Since the oatmeal is already soft, you can certainly heat the oats in the morning if you want a warm breakfast.
Other oatmeal recipes you may like
PB2 Overnight Oats
- 2 Mason jars or other lidded containers.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoon PB2 or other peanut butter powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoon fruit jam such as raspberry or strawberry
- berries, sliced bananas, or chopped nuts for topping optional
- Divide the oats, milk, PB2, and chia seeds among 2 lidded containers or mason jars. Stir so that the oats are covered.1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoon PB2 or other peanut butter powder, 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Let the oats sit in the refrigerator, (covered) overnight. In the morning remove the oats from the fridge, stir them, and add the jam. Add additional milk if needed if it's too thick. Top with fresh berries, bananas, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of melted peanut butter.3 tablespoon fruit jam such as raspberry or strawberry, berries, sliced bananas, or chopped nuts for topping
*Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary depending on many factors, such as products used, measurements and substitutions, therefore it is recommended that you obtain nutritional calculations based on your own finished recipe.