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KB's PB & J Overnight Oats

This is an amazingly tasty overnight oats recipe that packs flavor AND protein for keeping the active individual fueled for success.  Simple to make and easy to eat cold or heat up and eat quickly in the morning, this is a favorite for everyone from elite athletes to busy parents.  

Course Breakfast
Keyword overinght oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Resting time 6 hours
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kylene Bogden


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP favorite nut butter
  • 1 TBSP organic strawberry jam
  • 30 g scoop of your favorite protein powder (This will be 1-2 scoops depending on brand). I use Garden of Life Sport Organic Plant Based Protein (Vanilla)


In one medium size mixing bowl:

  1. Add all ingredients

  2. Stir for 1-3 minutes until a mostly consistent mixture is created.

  3. Then cover and place in the fridge to rest overnight. 

  4. Wake up, give a quick stir once more, and enjoy a balance breakfast hot or cold!

Recipe Notes

If you want to learn more about this amazing recipe and a steel cut oats version, check out our post Tasty Basic Overnight Oats Recipe (and Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe!)

ProTips: This recipe makes 2 servings and can sit in the fridge for about 3 days. I prefer to eat it cold but you can certainly warm it up.