Cracking out the jars

Cracking out the jars

by Peachy Palate on October 8, 2012

And finally I have managed to reserve a jar long enough to stick in some oats and allow the magic to happen!

I’ve made plenty of overnight oats in my time, they’re most definitely a dietary staple; as a side note they’re fantastic for kids, prepared either for breakfast or lunch and they’re are nerving ending possibilities when it comes to stir ins and flavour combinations! And what kid wouldn’t like to eat out of jar? Smile

The overnight oats in a jar I suppose ideally uses a jar which has some nice nut butter residue stuck the edges but I decided to go with a clean jar, adding in the nut butter to give it the authentic taste!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats in Jar! Doesn’t get much more fantastic than that! In the mix went peanut butter, plum jelly (homemade but of course!), banana, chia seeds, almond milk. Plain Alpro Soya yoghurt and fresh raspberries were stirred through the following morning, a good dollop of peanut butter on top along with some dried chewy banana. AMAZING!!!

I usually stick with parfaits, creating layers which inevitably get mixed up together but having it all pre mixed meant every mouthful was absolute perfection!

Chia seeds are a new addition to my overnight oats and aside for the fantastic extra layer of texture they provide, I’m loving how they give my breakfasts that extra bit of staying power. My nails have also seen a surge of growth since I started incorporating them in to my diet on a daily basis; I’m a chia seed convert! I knew as soon as I got my hands on them I’d be swayed; though flax has it’s place!

It was the perfect opportunity to crack open the Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator! Totally impressed. Smooth, creamy, perfectly spreadable, wonderful flavour. Definitely a new addition to my favourite nut butter list! As with the Sunbutter…why did I only order one jar! Buy in two’s….my new online food ordering motto!

I stirred through the plum jam the morning after the night of soakage, allowing it to swirl through the creaminess. Deeeee…licious! Some of the best overnight oats I’ve had to date…it’s all in the jar don’t you know.

Do you tend to whip up overnight oats in a jar? What’s your favourite flavour combination?

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats in a Jar

Print this easy peasy recipe Print this easy peasy recipe

Servings – 1

Preparation Time – Overnight + 5 minutes


Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup (40g) jumbo oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) almond milk
  • 1 small banana mashed
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Stir Ins and Toppings

  • 3-4 pieces dried chewy banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 (1 for on top!) heaped teaspoons of jam (homemade 100% fruit jam ideally!)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup (80g) plain soy yoghurt


  1. Mix together all overnight oat ingredients. (I recommended mixing together mashed banana and peanut butter first, it allows the peanut butter to become more evenly distributed without too much bother!)
  2. In the morning stir through soy yoghurt, raspberries and 2 tsp of jam.
  3. Serve with remaining jam, peanut butter and dried chewy banana on top!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

At Anna's Kitchen Table October 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

Gosh that looks amazing!! You give me so many ideas! THANKYOU. I really love your posts and look forward to them so much!


Peachy Palate October 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Thanks Anna! The link you put in when you were posting to your blog; I’ll see if I can edit it for you :)


Katie October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

YUM! I love chia seeds :)

Ok, jumbo oats?! Never heard of them, are they just bigger than standard oats?!

Beautiful pics of your lovely OIAJ! <3


Peachy Palate October 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Maybe they only differentiate in Ireland! We have rolled oats which are small and then jumbo large oats. Thanks for the comment Katie, massively appreciated from your good self!


Rachel October 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

These look great! Peanut Butter and Company make the best pb lol


Peachy Palate October 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Love how smooth and creamy it is! Definitely a “smooth operator” !


Lauren (@poweredbypb) October 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I love overnight oats. Chia seeds make them so doughy and delicious, and they definitely have more staying power!


Peachy Palate October 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Here here!


Laura October 9, 2012 at 4:25 am

I have never heard of overnight jars. Is this one serving for breakfast or do you eat it as a snack through out the day?


Peachy Palate October 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

Breakfast but you could have it any time!


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