I’m at home in my office with the door shut trying to block out the dust and noise from the construction going on upstairs and I’M STARVING! As I sip my coffee I wish I had a jar of Breakfast Overnight Oats. I’m expecting several more days of construction so I’ve decided that tonight I’m going to make some Overnight Oats so that I can have something quick to grab this week in the morning to start my day.
It’s been awhile since I’ve made these concoctions but I do love them. If you have uncooked oats and any kind of milk, fruit, nuts, seeds, flavorings or basically anything you have on hand, can be added to the oats at night, refrigerated, and in the morning, voilà, you have breakfast!
Many years ago when I was still driving the kiddos to school, I would make several jars of Breakfast Overnight Oats for the week. The kids would grab a jar from the fridge and eat while they were getting ready or eat it in the car on the way to school. Joel and I enjoyed them as much as the kids did.
Of course there isn’t a right or wrong recipe as honestly you can add whatever you have and whatever you like. In a pint size jar, I usually start with 1/2 cup of uncooked old fashioned oats and then add 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of greek yogurt (A Gr8 source of protein). Next is any available fruits, seeds, nuts, etc. I like the addition of chia seeds for the addition of fiber and convinced the kids that they were little black balls of energy.
Some of our favorite combinations to add to the oats are mango and almonds,
blueberries and chia seeds,
apples, raisins and cinnamon,
and cocoa and banana.
The choices are endless! Think of all the ingredients you could include; raspberries, peaches, nectarines or any fruit you love. How about flax seeds or wheat bran? I just thought of a Gr8 idea! How about adding crumbled bacon bits and maple syrup?! Go for it and let us know what combination you come up with!
Well I’m ready now for the rest of the week’s noise, dust and BREAKFASTS. I’m putting the jars to bed, and in the morning all I will have to do is grab, stir and enjoy!
Good Morning! Have a Gr8 Day!