This "PB&J" overnight oats is a fun twist on a classic. It's creamy, nutrient-packed, and comes together in 5 minutes.
This nut-free "pb&j" overnight oats is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Al Wadi. All opinions and text are my own.
In collaboration with Al Wadi, I bring you this insanely delicious nut-free "PB&J" overnight oats recipe. It tastes just like the "real deal," but it contains zero nuts, making it school-friendly. The overnight oats also serve as a healthier vehicle to enjoy the old time classic combo.
The secret weapon here? Tahini. It is arguably one of my favorite ingredients to incorporate into allergy-friendly recipes.
What is tahini?
Tahini, also referred to as 'tahina,' is a paste from ground up toasted sesame seeds. Like nuts, seeds are also filled with healthy fats. When you grind them up, the oils release and make a creamy butter. Think about sunflower butter, it's the same concept. While it's called tahini, you can also just think of it as sesame butter!
I typically prefer tahini to sunflower butter because it has a nice, nutty flavor. When you toast seeds, they take on a similar aroma to that of nuts. Tahini is a little looser in texture than nut butter, but the flavor profile is much more similar than some of the other alternatives!
When I say that tahini is made from toasted sesame seeds, I mean just that. Al Wadi's tahina is made purely from sesame seeds and totally free of any additives. I can be very particular about which packaged products I bring into my home, so I love that Al Wadi's tahina is 100% sesame seeds.
What to do with tahini?
Tahini is a Mediterranean staple that is probably most known for its presence in hummus, but it should not be limited to just that one use! Aside from hummus, here are some other ways to enjoy tahini:
Baba Ghanoush (eggplant dip)
Spicy tahini dipping sauce
Sesame tahini cookies
Tahini banana bread
Tahini-miso salad dressing
Or as a substitution for any nut butter!
How to enjoy overnight oats
If you're new to overnight oats, your life is about to change... literally overnight! Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking on the stovetop, microwave, slowcooker, instapot, or whatever else you use, you soak the raw oats for several hours. By the time you wake up, the oats will have softened and ready to eat. Life changing, right!?
Overnight oats are GREAT for meal prep. I usually make a big batch on Sunday evening and then have breakfast ready to go for the week. You can store in a large container and portion off each morning or prepare the oats in individual servings in mason jars.
For these nut-free "pb&j" overnight oats, you can go either way. Sometimes I will store the overnight oats in its own container and assemble the morning of. Other times, I prepare each mason jar with the tahini, jelly, and toppings ahead of time.
Why you need to make this nut-free "pb&j" overnight oats for breakfast this week:
It is the perfect on-the-go breakfast
It takes only 5 minutes to make
Oats are nutrient-packed and full of fiber
Your entire family will enjoy it and the ingredients are kid-friendly
It is SO DELICIOUS!
Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Try these favorites:
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup soy milk or other plant-based milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- (Optional) 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- (Optional) 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons Al Wadi tahina
- 2 tablespoons jelly
- (Optional) any desired toppings, like fresh strawberries, pomegranate arils, sesame seeds, or cacao nibs!
- Add all ingredients except tahini and jelly to a small bowl or mason jar and mix to combine.
- Cover with lid and let set in refrigerator overnight (or at least 6 hours) to soak.
- Top with a generous amount of tahini and jelly.
Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 609Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 15gSugar: 44gProtein: 19g