I absolutely love oatmeal, but I never seem to have time to make oatmeal in the mornings before work. My breakfast foods must be on-the-go choices.
For the last six months or so I have been seeing these “Overnight Oats In A Jar” on Facebook and Pinterest and I thought, “Wow… what a great idea and that could possibly fit into my morning schedule.”
This breakfast was super simple to put together and I made four jars at once last Sunday afternoon. TAH-DAH…..we had breakfast for Monday and Tuesday mornings last week. My husband took a jar to work both days. He loved the oats and fruit and said that his breakfast kept him full until lunchtime. I managed to squeeze in some time to have a jar both days also.
I will definitely be making these on a regular basis because they were delicious, but also very filling and I felt very good about the fact that I was able to get my oats in for a change on a week day/work day. I’m equally as happy about the nutrients and fiber that I added to my diet. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats , keeping this recipe gluten free.
I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was posted by No Empty Fridge. I changed the recipe up a bit…. as usual. I added chia seeds instead of flax seeds and omitted the nuts that the original recipe called for. I made two jars with peaches and two jars with blueberries and strawberries. All the jars I prepared were amazing and you could definitely add any fruit to the oatmeal that suits your taste. Berries and peaches are just my preference because they are my favorites.
|Overnight Oats In A Jar|| |
- ½ cup of organic steel cut oats, gluten free
- 1 cup of organic almond milk, unflavored, unsweetened
- 1 Tbsp. of organic chia seeds
- ½ of ripe organic banana
- ½ tsp. of organic vanilla flavoring
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- ½ Tbsp. - 1 Tbsp. of organic pure maple syrup
- ⅓-1/2 cup of chopped peaches or strawberries or blueberries, or your fruit of choice.
- Place oats and chia seeds into a 16 oz. Mason or Ball canning jar.
- Mash the banana and place into the jar with the oats and chia seeds and incorporate the banana together with the oats and chia seeds using a spoon or fork.
- Add the almond milk, vanilla flavoring, cinnamon and maple syrup to the jar.
- Close the lid tightly and shake well.
- Add chopped fruit to the jar and stir with a spoon to mix well through the mixture.
- Close lid and place jar into the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, remove from fridge enjoy straight from the jar. You may add additional chopped fruit to the top if you would like.
- Will last approximately 4 days in the refrigerator.