If you like overnight oats, you’re going to love these chia oat pudding PB&J parfaits! Filled with the classic peanut butter and jelly flavors, it’s sure to start your day on the right foot!
I hated oatmeal my entire life. Something about the texture threw me off and I just couldn’t do it. When I was first losing weight, Alex kept pressuring me to try oatmeal again, which he had every morning at the time. Nope. Not happening. I couldn’t think of a worse way to start my day. Thankfully, this coincided with the time when overnight oats started to get trendy and for whatever reason, I felt the need to try it. Love. I fell in love and had it every morning for at least 3 years straight.
Now I still crave it, but not as often. So when I randomly made some other day, I was pretty bummed when I realized I had put in way too many chia seeds, making it a spoonful of chia with a little bit of oats. That is, until I tried it! If you’re like me and like the idea of chia pudding but it kind of freaks you out, I feel like this is a good way to dip your toes in while staying in your comfort zone. Layering the oats with syrupy berry sauce and crunchy peanut butter adds in texture and sweetness and makes every bite a little different.
Chia Oat Pudding PB&J Parfait
Chia Oat Pudding
.5 cup rolled oats
3 TBS chia seeds
.5 cup milk of choice
.25 cup plain yogurt of choice
Sweetener if desired
1 cup frozen blueberries
.5 cup frozen strawberries
1 TBS of fruit-sweetened strawberry jelly
Natural peanut butter to taste
Mix chia oat pudding ingredients and let sit in your fridge overnight covered until all of the liquid is soaked in and completely absorbed.
Allow berries to thaw and smush them to release the juices and stirring in your jelly. (If you’d like, you can heat and reduce them to make it thicker!)
Layer oat chia pudding with the peanut butter and berry sauce in 2 cups and top with fresh berries.
So tell me – what is a food you’re afraid to try? Ever discovered a new recipe by making a mistake? Let me know in the comments!
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