PB and P’s Breakfast Jar Parfait

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday!  This Sunday I made a bunch of goodies that I can’t wait to share with you this week.  I thought I would start our Monday off with one of my favorite, favorite breakfasts.

This is my breakfast jar parfait!  I have been making this well over a year, and it’s probably one of my top favorite breakfasts.  I decided to make this on Sunday instead of baking or whipping up a batch of my pancakes, since it’s been pretty hot out.  We went from 60’s to 90’s over night!

This parfait is perfect for anyone on the go!!  It’s healthy, put together fast and will fill you for hours.  It also takes no time to make.  Here are my ingredients.

I make overnight oatmeal, and in the morning I put this little treat together.  It’s so quick too!  It looks like a lot, but it’s about 5 minutes to put together.  Here is my list of layers.

This is a list of the best goodies, especially the Peanut Butter part!  he he!!  When you mix it all together its creamy goodness.  The over night oatmeal is perfect!  I add chia seeds to it to thicken it up a bit, plus it gives it a little more nutritional boost.  If you never had overnight oatmeal, you should really try it.  I have also made a bunch of different kind of over night oats, like peanut butter and jelly, apples and cinnamon, pumpkin and berry medley.  The possibilities are endless!!

I also top it with granola that I picked up from a local bakery.  I would have made my own, but with the heat, I didn’t want to turn my oven on for that long.  Besides if I did, my Husband would yell at me!

You could eat this treat anywhere.  Little Jenny and I have even taken it to Starbucks and had it with our lattes.  I’m sure there not thrilled about it, but they never said anything!  You could eat this on the subway, at the gym, in the sun or anywhere your heart desires.  I just seal it up with my lid and pop it in my purse.  Just don’t eat it when your driving!!

Oh, you see the picture of me to your right?  That’s me from last summer, eating my breakfast parfait outside of Pete’s Coffee, just before we hit up the Farmer’s Market.  :)

I thought it would be fun to compare my parfait with some restaurants.  This may make you change your mind about buying there’s and making mine instead!

Starbucks Strawberry Blueberry Parfait:  Calories:  300, Fat:  3.5,  Sodium:  130,  Carbs:  60,  Fiber:  3,  Sugar:  39,  Protein:  7

Panera Strawberry Granola Parfait:  Calories:  310,  Fat:  4.5,  Sodium:  100,  Carbs:  43,  Fiber:  3,  Sugar:  30,  Protein:  9

McDonalds Fruit and Yogurt Parfait:  Calories:  160,  Fat:  2,  Sodium:  70,  Carbs:  30,  Fiber:  1,  Sugar:  23,  Protein:  4

Subway Yogurt Parfait:  Calories:  160,  Fat:  2,  Sodium:  75,  Carbs:  30,  Fiber:  2,  Sugar:  24,  Protein:  6

Looking at the list it’s a toss-up between Subway and McDonalds.  Now remember none of these contain oatmeal!!!  Now look at mine!  Oh and mine makes over 2 cups!!

Jennifer’s Breakfast Parfait Jar:  282,  Fat:  6.1,  Sodium:  84,  Carbs:  39,  Fiber:  8,  Sugar:  15,  Protein:  19

Mine blew the fiber, protein and sugar stats out of the water and I guarantee mine will fill you up way longer!!  So what are you waiting for?  Make my parfait!!!

Breakfast Parfait Jar
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2 big cups
  • Serving size: 1
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • Over Night Oatmeal:
  • ¼ cup of Old fashion Oats
  • ¼ cup Non Fat Milk
  • ¼ tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • **The Add In's**
  • ½ Cup of Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup of diced Strawberries
  • ½ Blueberries
  • ½ Tbsp of Peanut Butter
  1. The night before make your over night Oatmeal
  2. Place oatmeal, milk, vanilla, chia seeds and cinnamon in a bowl, stir, cover and leave in the fridge over night.
  3. In the morning, layer in this order:
  4. ¼ cup of yogurt
  5. ¼ cup of strawberries
  6. ¼ cup of blueberries
  7. Oatmeal
  8. Peanut Butter
  9. ¼ cup of yogurt
  10. ¼ cup of strawberries
  11. ¼ cup of blueberries
  12. Sprinkle with granola!
Calories: 282, Fat: 6.1, Sodium: 84, Carbs: 39, Fiber: 8, Sugar: 15, Protein: 19

Time for me to have my dinner and then write my post for Tuesday!  I’m working late and then were going to dinner to a fabulous restaurant.  I already know what I’m ordering, Grilled Salmon!  Yum!  My family doesn’t eat fish, so when I go out I always try to order a good healthy fish dish!  Do you have foods that you love but your family won’t eat?  If you’re not new here, than you know my family tends to be very picky when it comes to their food!  They prefer process and fried!  Not me, I try to stick to healthy!!

Have a great day!!!!




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    • Ahh, but you had a pretty nice spring so far! This was the first heat we have had all year!!! :)

  2. this looks delicious, but are you sure the carb count is right? also, it looks HUGE! :) what size mason jar did you use?

    • Yup, I’m sure! It’s only 1/4 cup of oats so the carb count is lower! I used a 2 cup mason jar! When you make overnight oats, the oatmeal grows so it looks like a lot more. I’m off to work and I have my parfait jar in my purse, ready to eat later this morning! Have a great day!!

  3. What an awesome concoction! And I’m totally jealous of how warm it is over there. It’s still in the 40s in Chicago, bleh! Although that might be a good thing since I’m not necessarily ready to show off my “beach body” yet….

    • I am so not ready for a beach body! The rate I’m going it’s never going to happen! Eck!!

  4. This looks so delicious! Made me laugh about the Starbucks, I’m sure they’re not too happy but if you’ve bought the latte I guess they can’t complain!

    • They can’t complain! I spend a tiny fortune there a week!! :) I love my 10am ice coffee’s!

  5. I recently got into overnight oats, and was instantly addicted! Your parfait looks amazing…I love having all kinds of different textures in my meal, so this sounds like my kinda breakfast!

    • I could eat this fro breakfast, lunch or dinner! I love it!! So many flavors that all go together so well!

  6. for the over night oatmeal is that 1/4 cup non fat milk? cos the recipe says 1/4 non fat milk….. I can’t wait to make this YUM!

    • Thanks for letting me know, I fixed that and your correct 1/4 cup non-fat milk or whatever kind of milk you like!

  7. This looks so tempting. I usually just eat cold cereal for breakfast but you have sold me on this. The only comment I have is that 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter is so little that I might just leave it out altogether.

  8. Oh my, I want to indulge in this right now. It looks so good. This just proves that healthy can totally be delicious and satisfying. I love making overnight oatmeal when the weather becomes warm. Thanks for sharing.

    • I’m so glad you like it! I’ve had this on Monday and Tuesday and again tomorrow! I love this little parfait jar!!

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  12. I made this today and it was delicious! Tasted the overnight oats first before I began layering because I’ve never had it but with no sweetness it was very different but loved it all put together! Thank you so much for everything you do you are helping me to eat healthier no more packaged instant oatmeal for me.

    • I agree, the overnight oats by them self is boring, but mixed in the breakfast jar makes all the flavors come together nicely! I have more overnight oat recipes, I’ll have to make them soon! I’m so glad you liked it! It’s one of my favorite breakfast’s of all time!

  13. Made this again this morning used vanilla almond milk last night to make the overnight oats, totally delicious! Forgot to mention before that I used your cinnamon apple peanut butter and the almond coconut granola in this too both last time and this time!! Love Love Love all 3 of these recipes and with this combination life just doesn’t get any better….lol

  14. I make me own granola mix have for 3 years now it is awesome so i use that instead of store stuff since I know whats in it

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  18. Jen what is almost gone peanut butter you talked bout? i was going to ask if i could use the powdered peanut butter, in this parfait. Do you have a recipe for your own peanut butter? i also was going to ask if i could use almond unsweet vanilla milk but i see someone else did so guess i can. plz email me and let me know bout the peanut butter u mentioned above and if i can use the pp2 powder mix. I love all your recipes and wouldnt want to miss a one of them which i did this one somehow but it may be older post. Thanks a huge fan

  19. Question. I keep seeing overnight oats. You really don’t cook the oats first. Just stir it together and that’s it? Thanks

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  22. I just finished making it and I can’t wait to try it in the morning. I have one problem, I have 2 types of jars and I’m not sure which one to use. Is your a smallish jar or a large one?
    (Ps all you recipes are fantastic :3)
    Dan xx

    • Hi Dan! In this recipe I used a big mason jar, but the fruit take up a lot of the room. Once you mix it together is loses it fluff. I have also made this in a 2 cup mason jar. This is one of my all time favorite breakfasts! Enjoy!! Oh and thank you for the compliment! he he :) Have a great rest of the weekend!

  23. I was wondering if you’ve tried putting all of the ingredients together overnight (including the fruits)? Does this make the fruit taste bad? Thanks! It looks delicious!

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  26. Tried this today and it was wonderful. The oats make it so filling and the peanut butter is truly a treat!

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  28. I just made this, it smelled delicious. I doubled the recipe for my boyfriend & I. I’ve made an overnight oatmeal with chocolate & peanut butter protein. that was really good, so I am excited to try this one.

  29. Hello
    This looks very yummy! However I am a little confused on the overnight oatmeal. Is this cooked?

  30. Looks great! Curious as to how many calories the peanut butter adds? Have you ever considered using pb2 mixed with a little water as an alternative?

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  32. Oh my goodness! Just finished my parfait and I loved it! The peanut butter was perfect! Wish it had more! Yummy!!

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  34. Oh man, am I glad I came across this little treat on Pinterest! This parfait is YUMM-EEE!!! As a hairstylist, I often don’t get an opportunity for lunch, but if I eat one of these in the morning, I can make it through the day without wanting to collapse from hunger. I’ve been making mine with vanilla Greek yogurt, which ups my sugar intake a bit, but this thing is like dessert for breakfast! Thank you so much for sharing! This has replaced my old carb/sugar laden breakfast and is making me feel much better about my waste line, energy level and life itself!

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  36. You listed common fast food places, but not Tim Hortons? Very weird. I wonder how many calories Timmies fruit and yogurt thing is..

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  39. I think you may need to change the amount of peanut butter on the recipe. It says 1/2 tbsp, but your comment says 1 1/2 tbsp. delicious nonetheless! :)

  40. I love making mason jar salads. Can i make up a couple of these for the week or do I need to do it one at a time?

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  47. I made this today and it was so good! I didn’t make the oatmeal quite right, when I prepared it last night, so I just left that out. Thank you for the fabulous recipe, I will definitely be making this own again!

  48. Do you Cook the oatmeal the night before or just put the infredients together and leave uncooked in the refrigerator?

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