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This peanut butter and jam oatmeal is so fun and nostalgic. Growing up, I ate hundreds of PB&J sandwiches and I was inspired to create a healthier twist on my old favorite. In this recipe, I made a simple strawberry jam with only 2 whole food ingredients. I also used some natural peanut butter and a little coconut sugar for sweetness in the oatmeal.
Not only is this recipe beautiful and delicious, it’s also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
If you’d like another oat breakfast option, check out my almond butter overnight oats.
Why I Choose Organic Oats
I personally like to avoid the added chemical Glyphosate as there are many possible side effects it can have on one’s health. Glyphosate is sprayed on some crops just before harvesting in order to dry them out and make for faster processing. If you’d like to learn more about glyphosate and the third party research done on this weed killer, check out The Environmental Working Group. I’ve also linked specific numbers related to oats and the amount of glyphosate found on the product in the EWG’s testing.
Peanut Butter is one option, but you can use any nut butter you enjoy. Instead, try almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, sunflower butter, hazelnut butter, etc.
Strawberries can be swapped for whatever fruit you like such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, figs.
Coconut Sugar is easy to replace with any natural sweetener, for example: honey, maple syrup, molasses, agave or dates.
Peanut Butter and Jam Oatmeal (Gluten-Free + Vegan)
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (I always choose organic)
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vegan milk (almond, cashew, hemp, etc)
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar (sweetness level preference)
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 large spoonful’s peanut butter
- sliced strawberries
- pumpkin seeds
- hemp seeds
- Add strawberries to a small pot on low-medium heat. Allow these to heat up for 8-12 minutes until the berries have broken down and softened. When your strawberries are soft, then mash with the back of a fork or a potato masher.
- Transfer strawberry mash to a container along with chia seeds and stir to combine. Then allow jam to cool in the fridge while you prepare oatmeal.
- Add rolled oats, vegan milk, coconut sugar, and sea salt to a small pot on medium heat. When the liquid starts to boil, start a timer for 5 minutes and cook stirring a few times throughout.
- Add cooked oatmeal to a bowl and top with peanut butter, jam mixture, sliced strawberries, pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds. You can also add any other toppings you enjoy.
- Store any left over jam in the fridge and enjoy on toast, ice cream, sandwiches, chia seed pudding, etc.