This super easy breakfast contains only a few ingredients, and is prepped in less than 5 minutes the night before. In the morning, breakfast is ready to eat in no time!
My kids love oatmeal, but there comes a time in the year where it’s a little weird to serve a warm bowl for breakfast. For a few months out of the year, this is definitely our “go-to” oatmeal recipe. It’s such a huge hit that they ask for it throughout the year. What I absolutely love about this recipe is that it takes about the same time to prep as a bowl of cereal. Does it get any easier than a bowl of cereal? I am not a fan of breakfast cereals because of the sugar content and lack of fat or protein, but there is something to be said about the simplicity of it in the mornings. Especially when you’re rushing out the door to get to school or work on time.
This my friends, is the answer to a much healthier version of breakfast cereals. I do have a few different variations of overnight oatmeal, but I’ll start with this kid-friendly one. Combining Peanut butter and oatmeal with chia seeds also checks off several important nutrition blocks as well. These 3 ingredients pack in healthy Omega 3’s, polyunsaturated fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates. A sure way to to make you feel satisfied much longer than you would with a bowl of cereal. I am all about satiety for breakfast.
All you do in this simple recipe, is combine 5 ingredients the night before, and add them to a glass jar or bowl. Wake up the next morning, give it a little stir, and breakfast is served!
You can see in the picture that I added in some bananas. Not necessary, but my kids love them in their PB and J sandwiches, so why not add it with this breakfast dish? Some extra nuts might also give it more of a crunch. You’ll serve it cold, mixed together in a bowl. And if you’re on the go, you can easily grab the jar and take it with you to work.
Overnight PB & J Oatmeal
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup flax milk any milk is fine, but this is what I like
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup jam I used raspberry
- Sliced bananas optional
The night before, combine the first five ingredients, and place into a a glass jar or bowl. Refrigerate.
In the morning, pour into a bowl and give it a good stir.
Add bananas if using, serve cold and enjoy!