no clean-up pb&j overnight oats (recipe)

it’s peanut butter jelly time!! c’mom people, you know you want to sing it out with me. i’ve been on this overnight oats obsession again for a few weeks now. i say “again” because i used to make them *all* the time senior year of college. but i got sooo bored of them, that i gave them up for quite some time. (almost two years, i think!) i guess people are right when they say that “too much of something is never a good thing”. but then again, i’m back on the bandwagon – so who really cares.

i’ve been experimenting with a few recipes over the past weeks and came up with one that i think is a true winner. it’s peanut butter and jelly – what could go wrong? there’s a trick going around the internet about using an empty peanut butter jar as a container for your overnight oats. it’s sort of a way to get the last bit of pb out and avoid wasting food. so if we can do that with a pb jar, why not apply the same trick to a jelly jar?

this recipe doesn’t require any legit measuring methods – which makes it a complete one-dish, no-cleanup, no-dishes, whatever recipe. follow the steps on the images for the full recipe.

1. start with an empty jar of strawberry jelly.
2. add a banana and smash it with a spoon (rinse the spoon, because you will be using it shortly.)
3. add old fashioned rolled oats until they reach the top of the sticker.
4. add a spoonful of your favorite peanut butter.
5. pour your favorite milk in the jar until it reaches the bottom of the brim.
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6. add some chia seeds. around a teaspoon and a half.
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7. stir it with the spoon and make sure the peanut butter and chia seeds reach the bottom and the banana reaches the top. then close the lid and shake.
8. refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning.


  • old fashioned rolled oats (i would avoid using quick oats on any overnight oats recipe)
  • milk
  • peanut butter
  • chia seeds
  • empty jar of strawberry jelly

note: it’s super sweet at first, specially if you used an over-ripped banana – but you start to really love it after the second bite.

share a link to your favorite overnight oats in the comments below! 



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