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Gut-Friendly Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats Recipe

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If you’re not a morning person, you’re about to be because these gut-friendly peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are a breakfast treat that are worth jumping out of bed for.

Protein-rich peanut butter, fiber-packed oats and chia seeds that are loaded with healthy fats make for a perfectly balanced breakfast that will keep you full for hours!

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What kid doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Growing up, my brother and I shared many pb&j sandwiches during our TV picnics. Strawberry jelly for me, grape jelly for him.

Overnight oats — A great on-the-go breakfast

Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfast foods for mornings on-the-go. They can be prepped ahead of time and are a much healthier way to satisfy any sweet tooth … and the best part is these are gut-friendly.

Related recipe: Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats

If you’ve attended one of my monthly cooking classes, then you know that overnight oats are usually on the menu for a breakfast take-home meal. There’s only so many variations that can be created, so I thought what better way to get inspired than by my childhood favorite flavors.

Foods that I loved growing up are one of my biggest sources of inspiration in the kitchen. There’s something about giving my childhood favorite foods a healthy makeover that is incredibly satisfying.

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These gut-friendly peanut butter and jelly overnight oats might just be better than the classic sandwich. They are creamy, decadent, and the perfect balance of sweet and nutty.

Not to mention, they are good for you too.

What makes these oats gut-friendly?

The oat base is made extra creamy with plain kefir — a probiotic-rich yogurt that is tangy and thick. You can buy either whole milk or dairy-free kefir made from almond milk or cashew milk depending on your preference.

Related recipe: Glow Golden Milk Yogurt Parfait with Rawnola

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Of course, you could use any berry you like in the puree layer and swap peanut butter for another kind of nut butter.

These gut-friendly peanut butter and jelly overnight oats will win over any non-breakfast eater. You could also eat them as a snack by cutting the amount in half. Make them up to four days in advance for a delicious (and pretty) breakfast on-the-go!

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Gut-Friendly Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats


Everything you loved about pb&j sandwiches is in this jar of overnight oats. These gut-healthy peanut butter and jelly overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. Get the recipe now on the blog!


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  1. To make the oat base, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the oats, chia seeds, kefir, almond milk and maple syrup (if using). Whisk to combine.
  2. Make the strawberry puree by adding the strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. To assemble, divide the oat base evenly among four 16-ounce mason jars. Top each with one tablespoon of peanut butter. Equally distribute the strawberry puree to finish the overnight oats.
  4. Screw on the lid and store in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Keywords: peanut butter, pb&j, overnight oats, oatmeal, chia seeds, kefir, probiotic, gut health, strawberry, oats, breakfast, meal prep


-Carly Paige

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  1. Thanks for your article. Although I don’t really like oatmeal, it seems really healthy. In addition, I have now received an assignment to write about the effect of oatmeal on digestion. I have already found some examples on, but I also want to gather information from experienced culinary experts. Cool that you shared this.

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