I finally decided to try overnight oats. I know that they have been all the rage for a while now. I don’t know why I hadn’t tried them until now. It took me a while just to try oatmeal, I guess I am just slow to the oatmeal game. I really love oatmeal because you can throw just about anything in and it’s good! I can pack in so much nutrition and it keeps me full. The only problem I have is that it takes too long to make and cool down for my kids on weekdays. Can you guess the solution? Overnight oats of course!!! No cooking required. It takes me a couple of seconds to throw it together in a jar the night before and boom, breakfast is served! A couple of my girls like to eat it cold, and the rest of us like it slightly warm. I pop mine in the microwave for just a few seconds, and it’s perfection.
I know, oatmeal pictures aren’t the most beautiful. Just think about all the goodness that is in that jar of mush! You can add whatever you want, strawberries, bananas, flax seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, the sky’s the limit! It’s perfect for an on-the-go morning! Maybe not for little toddlers in the car though… But definitely for those who are capable of not spilling everywhere, and pouring it on their heads and such. Can you tell that I have a few toddlers?
You could use small jars so kids can eat out of them easily, or just use a couple of big jars and divvy it up in the morning into bowls. I am putting the recipe for one serving, so plan accordingly for however many people you are making it for.
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- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 2-3 tablespoons raisins
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Fresh or frozen blueberries
- slivered or sliced almonds
- Mix oats, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins, blueberries, almonds and chia seeds together in a glass jar.
- Close jar, and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
- Enjoy cold or microwave for a few seconds.