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Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

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This easy vegan peanut butter and jelly overnight oats recipe marries the creamy, nutty essence of peanut butter with the sweet, tangy burst of your favorite jelly, all layered with the comforting texture of oats. 

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 glasses 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk or any plant-based milk
  • *1 tablespoon hemp seeds or substitute with chia or ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter, natural, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons jelly or jam, homemade or low-sugar in any flavor
  • 4 tablespoons of granola


  1. Mix the Oats: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the rolled oats, milk, hemp seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to ensure everything is evenly mixed.
  2. **Layer the Flavors: Spoon half of the oat mixture into two serving cups or jars. Next, add 2 tablespoons peanut butter and then a layer of jelly or jam on top of the oats in each cup. 
  3. Repeat: Divide the remaining oat mixture between your jars, creating another layer. If you have extra, top this with another dollop of peanut butter and jelly, artistically swirled if you're feeling fancy.
  4. Let it Rest: Cover the jars or cups with lids or plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 6 hours. This waiting period allows the oats to soften and the flavors to intertwine, creating a delightful breakfast experience.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: The next morning, grab your jar of PB&J Overnight Oats from the fridge. You can enjoy it cold, straight out of the refrigerator, or let it sit at room temperature for a bit if you prefer. Feel free to add a splash of more plant milk to adjust the consistency to your liking, and top it with granola.


*If using chia or flax seeds, add an addition three tablespoons of milk since they do a great job of absorbing.

**I use two small cups that hold about 8 ounces for these overnight oats.

Heat the peanut butter for 30 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to work with and spreadable in your oats.

When I place the peanut butter layer, I cheat a little and only place it around the edge of the glass for a nice visual. This ensures I don't use too much peanut butter and increase the oats' calories. I do the same for the jelly.

For an extra touch of joy, garnish your oats with sliced bananas, a few fresh berries, or an additional peanut butter and jelly drizzle. See the post for more ideas.

Nutritional information is only an estimation.

  • Author: Regi Pearce
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: refrigeration
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 glass
  • Calories: 343
  • Sugar: 22.1 g
  • Sodium: 1265 mg
  • Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.3 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg