Sunday, May 24, 2015

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Hi guys. It seems like it's been a while, eh? Sorry! I've been adventuring in Europe for a few weeks with my husband! And while I had a few posts that I wanted to schedule so that they would run while I was away, April was a hectic month and I just didn't get to it. So that's part of the reason it's been a bit quiet around here! I did however, have a great time taking pictures in Europe (with my phone--sorry photo snobs, we were traveling light--just backpacks, and no room for my nice camera!), so if you're curious about what I was up to and any vegan finds along the way, check out my Instagram at @bourbonisvegan!

But enough about that, because I'm really excited to share with you something I've been eating A LOT of lately (everyday actually!). Overnight oats.

I know overnight oats have been floating around the interwebs for a while now, but I just recently discovered them on and I am absolutely hooked! They're so, so easy to make, and super healthy. They don't require much (if any) added sugar, and they're really versatile.  Normally I just soak 1/2 cup oats and 1 tablespoons chia seeds in about 3/4 almond milk overnight, and then in the morning add fresh fruit, toasted nuts, and cinnamon or vanilla. However, this recipe is really a special treat! It's layers of strawberry "jelly" and creamy peanut butter and banana oats. When you wake up and remember you have this breakfast waiting for you in the fridge, you'll have no trouble at all getting out of bed!

By the way, it actually doesn't actually have jelly in it. What it does have is pureed strawberries with a touch of agave and lemon juice, and chia seeds to help give the strawberries a jelly-like texture.



Peanut Butter.

You really can't go wrong here!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Serves: 2

Time: 10 minutes

For the Oats

1 cup nondairy milk
1 banana, peeled
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup oats

For the "Jelly"

1 1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon lemon juice


In a blender, combine the nondairy milk, banana, and peanut butter and blend on high until combined. Place the oats in a medium bowl, and add the banana mixture. Stir until the oats are evenly distributed. 

Returning to the blender, add the strawberries, agave, chia seeds, and lemon juice. Blend on high until combined. 

In two bowls or glasses, add about a quarter of the oat mixture to each. Layer about a quarter of the strawberry mixture over the oats. Split the remaining oat mixture between the two glasses, and follow with another layer of strawberries. Place in fridge and let sit overnight.  

When you wake up, enjoy! 



  1. This looks GREAT. I will try this real soon. Thank You

    1. Thanks! Let me know how you like it! :)