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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, creamy peanut butter and topped with a raspberry chia seed jam

Well…it looks like we’re going to have to indulge into two quinoa breakfast recipes in a row. Dang. Life is rough.

When it comes to breakfast I’m all about easy. While it’s most certainly my favorite meal of the day – uhh hello pancakes, waffles, pudding and more – it’s also the one that I seem to have the least amount of time for. If your morning routine looks anything like mine, then you essentially have .5 seconds to throw together something healthy (and hopefully tasty) as you rush out the door and start your work day.

Yep, I hear ya.

But I also feel like there’s this common misconception that a healthy breakfast has to take a lot of time to prepare. Just because you don’t have time to whip up some veggie loaded omelette or fabulously fluffy pancakes, doesn’t mean you have to just have to settle with a smoothie everyday.

You already know how much I love my quinoa breakfast bowls, and today I’ve got a brand new flavor that is out of this world delicious. And it totally will make that little kid inside you light up with glee – we’re having peanut butter and jelly oatmeal. Oh heck yeah. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, creamy peanut butter and topped with a raspberry chia seed jam

Okay pause for a serious question: crust-on or crustless?

When I was little peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were one of my favorite lunches. Although my parents would make it on their yucky “seed” bread (which I now know to be healthy, whole grain bread and yes it’s amazing), I like crusts OFF, please. It just made the whole PB + J experience that much more enjoyable.

Oh and also, I was a jelly fan so my sandwiches were more of a jelly sandwich with a side of peanut butter if you catch my drift. 

But times have changed. Now I am full on in love with all things peanut butter (and nut butter in general), which is why this quinoa breakfast bowl is to die for. Creamy, peanut butter-y, oats and quinoa flakes, all topped with my an easy raspberry chia jam. It’s healthy, it’s protein packed and it’s addicting. Like really addicting. As in I finished mine in 30 seconds then proceeded to stare at Matt as he was slowly eating his, taking bites our of his bowl in between his bites. Yeah, he wasn’t pleased. 

Next time we’re making a double batch. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, creamy peanut butter and topped with a raspberry chia seed jam

Okay so the goods for this recipe…

It starts with my favorite combo of rolled oats and quinoa flakes. Both are full of fiber, but I like that the quinoa flakes give the bowl a little more protein and vitamins. Then we mix in some organic creamy peanut butter which gives the whole bowl that rich flavor, drizzle it with a little maple syrup for a hint of sweetness, and my personal addition (which you can totally leave out), just a dash of cinnamon. I find the cinnamon works really well to bring out the nuttiness of the peanut butter and plus it just makes me happy.

To top it all off we have chia seed jam. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to try making chia jam but it is a) the easiest thing ever and b) AH-mazing! Literally takes like 1 minute to make and lasts for a while in the fridge. Love it! I went with raspberry because that’s what I had in my freezer, but you could totally use whatever kind of berries you have on hand – I’ve since made a blackberry version and next up is blueberry. Hello there delicious!

So basically this peanut butter and jelly oatmeal has become my new favorite breakfast (and occasional lunch). It’s so simple, but so perfect.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

This peanut butter and jelly oatmeal has become my new favorite breakfast (and occasional lunch). It’s so simple, but so perfect.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword jelly, oatmeal, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 455 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup plus more for topping
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

toppings:

  • 1/4 cup chia seed jam divided (I used this recipe but only with raspberries)
  • Shredded coconut optional

Instructions

  1. Add oats, quinoa flakes and water to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer and cook for 2 - 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  2. When the oats have started to soften but the mixture is still runny, stir in the peanut butter, syrup and spices and cook until thick and creamy.
  3. Transfer to two bowls and top with chia seed jam. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with coconut (if using). Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Potassium 346mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 27g
Protein 13g 26%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Can I make the chia jam with frozen berries and just sweeten to taste with a little organic sugar or maple syrup. My kids are used to my homemade low sugar freezer jam. Unfortunately, Surgel needs a specific amount of sugar to set(more then I would like). I love the fresh taste of barely cooked freezer jam, alas other low sugar recipes I have looked into require a lot of cooking.

    • Yep, definitely! You might just have to let it cook a little longer to let some of the added water evaporate 🙂 Keep me posted on how it works and hopefully you try the oatmeal soon! xo

  2. PB & J are my <3 too :), Alyssa. I love breakfast porridge so much, pretty much in any shape or form, especially in the winter. And pb & j is definitely a good take on it.

  3. I would definitely devour this! I am still a kid at heart and love a good PB and J. For me with crusts on!

  4. This oatmeal looks out of this world! And oh my word your food photography game is so strong!! *swoons* Following you now on Twitter 😉

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