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!!!!





  1. The starbucks parfait is SO TINY given how many calories it is! I always find that so depressing. I’d take yours over theirs any day!

  2. Overnight oats seem to be all the rage, but of all the recipes I have seen this is by far the most appealing! I am going to have to try this one for sure – thank you!!

  3. What a great sunny breakfast! I love it! Jealous of the pool and sunshine in the photos… it’s pouring and a cold 50 in NH.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

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

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

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      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!!

  5. I need to stash these in my fridge so I can have one anytime I want!!

  6. This is totally a cool idea. That jar sure looks like it holds more than 2 cups, LOL.

  7. 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….

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

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

  8. I don’t know which I want more, this parfait or a dip in that beautiful blue pool! Great recipe, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 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!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

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

  10. SO much protein and fiber AND yumminess…great breakfast, Jen!

  11. 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!

  12. I LOVE this idea! It looks so good I want it for dinner right now actually!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

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

  13. shelimarie says:

    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!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

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

  14. Texanaskitchen says:

    This looks great! Gonna try it this week.

  15. Oh hello! This looks divine, and I love how you can eat it on the go!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. This is absolutely lovely! I love this idea and am going to have to do it soon. Oftentimes I’m running so late in the morning, I don’t have time to make breakfast. I could easily do this! Thank you!

  19. Um, I made this the other day, and it is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Definitely a must try if you love oats and peanut butter.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

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

  20. Love the idea!! Do you send out emails with ideas or recipes that I could subscribe to? Robin

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. Gonna try this in the next couple of days. Looks so yummy!!

  24. Melissa says:

    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

  25. 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

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

  27. this was so delicious and filling! one of my new favorite breakfasts!

  28. Looks delicious! One thing about comparing the parfaits though is that serving size is quite relevant to nutritional content and sugars etc!

  29. 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!

  30. I made this and it was amazing! I used vanilla yogurt. Thanks so much for posting!

  31. 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!

  32. Leigh Anne Pereira says:

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

  33. 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.

  34. How much peanut butter do you use? This looks amazing by the way!!

  35. Cindy Flores says:

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

  36. Korri heideman says:

    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?

  37. Melissa says:

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

  38. This looks absolutely amazing. And… I want it. Thanks for sharing it and for the nutrition facts.

  39. 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!

  40. Brandon says:

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

  41. 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! 🙂

  42. Do you use homemade peanut butter for the parfait?

  43. 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?

  44. So can I make these ahead of time for the whole week or do I have to make one every morning?

  45. 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!

  46. I was using oatmeal for mine, but wanted to bump up the protein… so I switched it out with quinoa 🙂

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

  48. Did you use a quart size jar?

  49. Hi! Is this recipe for 2 big mason jar or 1 big for two persons? I mean, is the calories for one jar or alllll the recipe? Thanks 🙂

  50. Oh la la! YUmmy!

  51. Is this recipe one serving or two?

  52. Lawrence Hewitt says:

    I wonder if these will keep for a while, maybe make a bunch and use them for the occasional desert or treat.

  53. Is the gronola counted in your calories? Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try.

  54. linda Schmidt says:

    Do you mean dry milk or regular liquid milk?

  55. What can I use instead of the yogurt (allergic to dairy)

  56. Yum…LOVE!

  57. Can you make several jars up at a time for on-call days? Aka no time in morning RUN out the door to work (hospital).


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