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.

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1. start with an empty jar of strawberry jelly.
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2. add a banana and smash it with a spoon (rinse the spoon, because you will be using it shortly.)
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3. add old fashioned rolled oats until they reach the top of the sticker.
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4. add a spoonful of your favorite peanut butter.
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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.
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8. refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning.

ingredients

  • 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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