The Easiest Breakfast You’ll Make This Week

There’s no reason such a classic flavor pairing should be limited to the confines of a brown paper bag. Here they move into the morning sunshine to dress up a delicious heart-healthy serving of overnight oats. Like many of our breakfast favorites, you can quickly put this together at night and wake up to something delicious in the morning.

The humble oat has been a darling of the health-food world since studies showed that regular consumption can help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Oats are soothing, inside and out. They contain avenanthramides — antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects, both when consumed and applied topically.

PB&J Overnight Oats

Serves 1

You’ll Need:

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned or gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup cashew or almond milk
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. raisins
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tsp. peanut butter
  • 1 heaping tsp. strawberry jam of your choice
  • Sliced fresh fruit


In a half-pint jar or small bowl, combine the oats, milk, chia seeds, raisins and cinnamon. Mix well with a fork. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 3 days. Top with the peanut butter, jam and fresh fruit just before serving.

CHEF’S NOTEDepending on the season, you may want to use fig jam with fresh figs, peach preserves with fresh peaches, or even a mix of flavors, such as apricot jam with fresh blackberries.

Recipe from Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook by Abbie Cornish & Jacqueline King Schiller, Abrams Books, 2019.

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