Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter Granola & Chia Berry Jam

So June, who has one of my new favourite blogs, posted up this epic vegan breakfast recipe for vanilla overnight oats with chia jam and granola, and I instantly felt like I was due making a bit of an effort with my breakfast, something....new!
Although this recipe here has THREE parts to it, it will actually only take you up to as much as 20-25 minutes to prepare it all - PLUS you'll have some jam and granola to spare for the coming days, win!

PS. The granola should be a little less...well... toasted than the one I made. I forgot to give it a little bit of a stir mid-way through. It was still delicious though - peanut butter and "jelly" or well..jam, you can't go wrong!

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter Granola & Chia Berry Jam
(Makes 2 jars of granola, 1 small jar of jam, and overnight oats for one)

A bit of sliced banana and this would look top notch! I decided to keep it simple though. Wait...slicing banana hardly takes any effort. Next time!

For the jam:
1 1/2 cup (frozen) Summer berries
2 tbsp agave syrup
2 tbsp chia seeds

- Simply heat up berries along with the syrup in a small pan on medium heat. Mash, and turn down the heat a little, stirring in the chia seeds for about a minute. Transfer to a jar with a lid, and cool. Place in the fridge once it's room temperature, and leave to set (I left it overnight).

This wil keep in the fridge for at least 2-3 days, but it might not last that long, I had half of it as I was "quality testing" it, ooops.

For the granola:
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp agave syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup quinoa flakes or dried protein

- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

- In a medium-sized pan over low heat, melt the peanut butter along with the syrup. Once done, turn off the heat, stir in the vanilla extract and then pour in the oats and quinoa flakes/protein. Stir well to combine.

- Pour onto a baking tray and place in the middle of the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After ten minutes, give the granola a stir, to prevent it from burning (I left it for 15 minutes straight you see - and it turned slightly charred, dragon-granola I call it...oops!)

- Once done, take out to cool completely before storing in air-tight jars.

For the overnight oats:
1 cup milk of choice (almond, soy, coconut, oatsmilk for vegan)
1/2 cup oats
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp (agave) syrup (optional, I don't like my oats too sweet!)

- Mix it all together either in a bowl or jam jar, stir well, cover, leave overnight, and you'll find a precious thing awaiting you in the morning, ready to be topped with all the goodness in the world!

Sliced banana, peanut butter or chopped nuts to serve (also optional)

Simply top the overnight oats with granola and jam, and then some extra peanut butter and sliced banana, or chopped nuts if you want!


Original Source:

- Jules


  1. Yay! I'm sooo glad you liked it, I think that is the first time anyone has made anything I posted :D Looks like it came out yummy!

    1. It definitely wont be the last thing I'll be making from your blog, now that's for sure! I still have some granola left to enjoy, but the jam was gone within two days, ooops! :P x

  2. This sounds amazing!! I have never made overnight oats before, but I am definitely wanting to try them now!

    1. Thanks Cathleen! Normal overnight oats are brilliant, so lovely and creamy without being served warm, which is a plus in this heat. This version though, is brilliant! If you get around to making it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did ^ ^

  3. God morgen :)
    Jeg har ikke smakt 'overnatter havregryn' før, men vet at mange er veldig glad i det. Chia-syltetøy har jeg derimot laget mange ganger, og synes det er knallgodt.
    Ønsker deg en fin dag Julie.

    1. Mmmm, kanskje på tide og prøve? Dette var iallefall fantastisk godt!

      Chia syltetøy var det første gang jeg laget, men det ble veldig godt! I original oppskriften var det brukt ên kopp jordbær og en rabarbra stilk, men jeg hadde ikke rabarbra, så gikk for en bærmiks :)

      God morgen til deg også Ragnhild, håper du har en god dag i vente :) x

  4. Craving that granola! I am a major granola lover...I could live off that stuff haha!

    1. Thanks Melissa! Aaaand you're not the only one, granola's so amazing! x

  5. Dette var en ny og spennande variant av overnight oats! Kald havregrøt frister litt meir enn varm no på sommeren, så er det så enkelt :)

    Ha en nydelig dag!

    1. Takk Linda! Ja, denne var kjempegod, også overraskende lett og sette sammen :D
      Kan jo ikke spise varm havregrøt når det er nesten 30 varme grader ute, da er dette et godt alternativ :) Jeg håper du har en fantastisk dag du også, skjønne :) x