Inspired by the PB&Js that your mom used to make when you were a kid, this recipe will surely bring back some good memories. This comforting peanut butter and jelly oatmeal is a great way to start your morning.
This oatmeal recipe is extra creamy, sweet, delicious, and—the best part—it can be done in just 5 minutes. How amazing is that?
If you are a mom yourself and can’t get your kids to have oatmeal for breakfast, this recipe might change that.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
A twist on the classic: This jelly oatmeal recipe is a fun breakfast that transforms the classic flavors of childhood jelly sandwiches into a hearty breakfast bowl of oatmeal.
Simple to make: It’s an easy oatmeal recipe using simple ingredients, and can even be made the night before as overnight oats, making it an easy breakfast idea for busy mornings.
Healthy breakfast: It’s a versatile, healthy breakfast recipe which not only contains whole grains and healthy peanut butter but also leaves room for fun ways to incorporate fresh fruit and other superfoods.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this pb&j oatmeal:
Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are the preferred type of oats for this oatmeal recipe. They create a creamy texture when cooked with milk. Quick oats can be used for a faster cooking time, while steel cut oats provide a chewier texture if you prefer that.
Peanut Butter: Creamy peanut butter is used to give a delicious peanut butter taste to the oatmeal. You can make your own homemade peanut butter in a food processor for a healthier alternative with no refined sugar.
Jelly: The recipe uses a homemade raspberry jam, but you can use any type of jelly you have on hand. It adds a sweet, fruity flavor that pairs well with the peanut butter.
Oat Milk: Any plant-based milk like unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or even regular milk can be used in this recipe. If you want, unsweetened vanilla almond milk will add a hint of vanilla flavor to the oat mixture.
How To Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
Start by cooking the rolled oats, mashed banana, and oat milk on low heat for about 3 minutes. Then add the peanut butter and let it cook for another minute.
On the side, prepare the jelly. Pour some raspberries in a small pan and let it cook for 5 minutes. Once the raspberries are nice and soft, mash it with a fork.
Let it cool down just a little bit, and add the chia seeds. Reserve. (If you already have your jelly, just skip this step.)
To assemble, start by pouring the oatmeal into a bowl, then add the raspberry jelly and, if you want, some more peanut butter.
Sprinkle some shredded coconut and add some more fresh raspberries on top. Enjoy!
- For an added protein boost, consider adding a scoop of protein powder to your oat mixture, or substitute part of the oats with quinoa flakes.
- To make a slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal version, add all the oatmeal ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low overnight.
- Add a dash of salt and a splash of vanilla extract to the oat mixture to enhance the flavors of the peanut butter and jelly oats.
Storage & Reheating
You can store the leftover PB&J oatmeal in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, add a splash of milk and heat in a microwave-safe dish until warm.
Additions & Substitutions
Add some fresh berries for a juicy burst of flavor in your peanut butter oatmeal. Or, stir in some apple sauce for extra creaminess and a hint of sweetness. You can also sprinkle some flax seeds for an extra boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
For a change, swap out the peanut butter for almond butter for a slightly different flavor profile. If you prefer sweeter oatmeal, add a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
What should I serve with this pb&j oatmeal recipe?
You can serve this PB&J oatmeal with a side of fresh fruit or yogurt for a balanced, hearty breakfast. You might also enjoy a cup of coffee or a smoothie on the side. Consider also topping your oatmeal with some baked oatmeal cups for an extra crunch.
Is peanut butter and jelly oatmeal healthy?
The oatmeal itself is high in vitamins and minerals and healthy carbs. Adding peanut butter is a great way to pack the meal with a good source of protein and healthy fats.
If you don’t want to add any sugar to it, you just need to make sure that you use a sugar-free jelly (or the one that I have suggested in the recipe).
Here are a few other oatmeal recipes you might enjoy!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup oat milk
- ½ banana mashed
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 tsp shredded coconut
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Start by cooking the rolled oats, mashed banana, and oat milk on low heat for about 3 minutes. Then add the peanut butter and let it cook for another minute.
- On the side, prepare the jelly. Pour some raspberries in a small pan and let it cook for 5 minutes. Once the raspberries are nice and soft, mash it with a fork.
- Let it cool down just a little bit, and add the chia seeds. Reserve. (If you already have your jelly, just skip this step.)
- To assemble, pour oatmeal into a bowl, then add the raspberry jelly and more peanut butter. Sprinkle shredded coconut and add some more fresh raspberries on top.