Is your 3rd can of soup for lunch this week causing you to crave something more? Is your standard work lunch making you wistful for a time when you actually looked forward to lunchtime? A time when you knew, within your plastic superhero lunchbox, was a glorious pb & j all for you?
Even though you’re longing for it, you couldn’t possibly bring a peanut butter and jelly to work! What would Karen in accounting say? All that sugar! All those refined carbs! All that excess fat! You’re an adult and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are for kids. Well, they were, until now!
I present to you: Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats. It’s your favorite childhood sandwich all grown up. These jars of nostalgic goodness are packed with protein, fiber, and even a vegetable. So take that, Karen.
To top if all off, this recipe is also as simple as slapping together a sandwich before school. Just stir together some oats and a few mix ins, let it sit for a few hours, and top it with peanut butter and jam or jelly. If you want to lower the sugar content even more and add some extra nutrients to your overnight oats, try making a batch of Strawberry Chia Seed Jam.
Make a few servings on Sunday and enjoy them throughout the week. You’ll be the envy of the lunch room.
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Makes 3-4 Servings
100 g - Frozen Cauliflower Rice*
90 g - Rolled Oats
24 g - Powdered Peanut Butter - I used I used Naked PB
21 g - Honey
340 g - Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
120-240 ml - Non-Dairy Milk of Choice - adjust amount according to desired thickness
½ tsp - Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp - Salt
2-3 oz - Water
Peanut Butter Layer
24 g - Powdered Peanut Butter -
48 g - Peanut Butter
2-3 oz - Water
120 g - Chia Seed Jam - Sub jam or jelly of choice
Peanut butter Frooze Balls
Lightly steam cauliflower rice in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until just cooked through.*
In a small bowl, mix together powdered peanut butter and water until a paste forms.
To a bowl, add cauliflower rice, powdered peanut butter paste, rolled oats, honey, yogurt, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and salt. Mix until well combined.
Allow oat mixture to thicken in the fridge for at least 2 hours to overnight.
When the oats have absorbed the liquid, mix together peanut butter layer ingredients in a small bowl.
In mason jars, layer oats, peanut butter, and jam. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- If you've never added cauliflower rice to your oats, it may seem like a strange addition. Cauliflower rice is very neutral tasting, making it a great way to add bulk and extra vitamins to your meal without a lot of extra calories. It's like adding zucchini to bread or spinach to a smoothie!
- Do not overcook the cauliflower rice or you will be able to taste it.
If you're looking for more ideas to meal prep for the week, find the recipes for my full meal prep this week below!