Make-ahead breakfast: overnight oats

OO(1)Hiya everybody. I’ve got a breakfast idea that is perfect for moms on the go (sooo, basically all of you.)

Overnight Oats.

I’m sure you have heard of them if you have used Pinterest or looked up “quick breakfast recipes” online, but if you haven’t tried them, I really suggest that you do. These oats take about five to seven minutes to prep and all of the ingredients are usually sitting in your fridge and pantry. The best part about Overnight Oats is that you can grab them and go, so it’s perfect for all of us who run late or just never have time to cook. Plus, it will provide you with enough energy to keep you moving through the morning.  

I first started out using this recipe, but I found out rather quickly that I like my oats different. This recipe is great for starters, but it was a bit dry and didn’t have the flavor I was after, so I began experimenting and found the perfect combo…

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 1 ½ Tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup – ¾ cup Rolled Oats (more for my fiancé, less for me)
  • ½ cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 – 1 ½ Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Honey

Optional but definitely recommended:

  • Protein Powder (We use chocolate)

Other optional toppings:

  • Banana
  • Granola
  • Berries
  • Sliced Almonds

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in mason jar or bowl and stir.

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  1. Cover the oats after stirred to desired liking and let sit in fridge for 12+ hours.
  2. Enjoy the next morning with desired toppings!

Tips & Tricks

  • I rarely measure, so these amounts are all based on how I like my oats. You will need to experiment to figure out what suits you best. I like mine a little more wet than dry, so you will need to add enough almond milk to suffice. I usually add in the almond milk after the oats and drench them, then add in the rest of the ingredients, topping it off with a little more almond milk to make mixing ingredients easier.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder is awesome in this recipe. I highly recommend it. (Plus having protein and carbohydrates in the morning will steer you away from those mid-morning cravings.)
  • I have found that 12 oz. mason jars work best because you have room to stir the ingredients around. When you do stir your ingredients around, don’t over-mix. Just stir enough so the peanut butter and chocolate are moved through the contents of the jar.
  • Yes, it looks gross in the morning, but I promise you it tastes delicious.

EmmaStamp

(That’s my dog/cooking buddy, Emma.)

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