This Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal is quick and easy to make, AND it will keep you full and satisfied for hours! Plus, it is DELISH and full of nutrition. Now you can’t use “lack of time” as an excuse for skipping breakfast! Trust me – you’ll want to take 5 minutes to make these in the morning! If you’d rather prep ahead of time, check out my 5-Minute Protein Overnight Oats or Blueberry Pecan Oatmeal Bake!
Ingredients needed for pB&J protein oatmeal
I bet you have a lot of these ingredients in your pantry and/or fridge already!
- 3-Minute Steel-Cut Oats (you could also use old-fashioned oats if you prefer, but I really love the steel-cut! You can find the 3-Minute version anywhere; the ones pictured below are from ALDI.)
- Collagen or protein powder (optional; I love Further Food or needed. collagen powder. My discount code is wellnessforthewin for both! Disclosure: I am an affiliate for both.)
- Chia seeds
- Homemade chia jam (I love making this with frozen mixed berries. You can also use store-bought jelly of your choice, but trust me, the homemade is so much better, and super quick and easy to make.)
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Vanilla extract
- Unsweetened almond milk (or water)
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional for topping)
is peanut butter and jelly a healthy breakfast?
Peanut butter and jelly can definitely be a healthy breakfast, depending on how you serve it up! Nut butter is a great source of heart healthy fats, and fat helps with satiety, or keeping you full longer after a meal. It also contributes a decent dose of protein, which also contributes to fullness!
Jelly and/or jam depends on how it is prepared. Like I mentioned above, my homemade chia jam is a great option and doesn’t contain as much added sugar as many options you’ll find at the store. It also tastes much fresher and so much more delicious – trust me! In this recipe, you can also add fresh or frozen fruit in place of the jam, if you’d prefer. Fresh or frozen blueberries or mixed berries, or even banana slices on top, would be super yummy!
In this recipe, you’re getting healthy fats and protein from nut butter, a serving of fruit + fiber from the homemade jam, along with whole grains from the oats. Chia seeds and walnuts provide even more healthy fats, protein and fiber, and plain Greek yogurt is a good source of protein as well, if you choose to add it!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal
- 1/3 cup 3-minute steel cut oats
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 scoop collagen powder or protein powder, optional
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
- 1 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter heaping
- 1 Tbsp berry jam heaping, or fresh/frozen fruit
- 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt optional
- 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts optional topping
- Combine 3-minute steel-cut oats, chia seeds, collagen/protein powder, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
- Add unsweetened almond milk (or water/desired liquid) and stir well until all ingredients are incorporated evenly.
- Microwave oats for 2.5 minutes in 45 second intervals, stirring between each (to avoid the bowl overflowing). Add more or less time, depending on how thick/runny you like your oatmeal.
- When you have reached the desired consistency, remove from microwave and add toppings: 1 heaping Tbsp of peanut butter, 1 heaping Tbsp of berry jam, 1-2 Tbsp of plain Greek yogurt, and chopped walnuts or pecans (if desired). Serve immediately and enjoy!
There you have it! Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Oatmeal for the win! Can’t wait to see you guys making this recipe! Be sure to tag me @wellnessforthewin on IG so I can see! : )