Well, here it is folks, the meal that I make at least twice a week, and would probably eat every single morning if that wasn’t slightly ridiculous. I’m just boring like that. Anybody else like this when it comes to breakfast? Seriously. I could eat it every day. And I wouldn’t be mad, because it’s that good. What is it, you ask? Overnight oats in a jar. And it is bomb diggity, sooooo good for you, and you can personalize it however you like! How fun is that?! As always, this is a super simple recipe, because that is just how I roll. Let’s begin.
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk, but any kind will do)
1/3 cup yogurt
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Toppings of your choice (berries, bananas, peaches, walnuts, coconut flakes, etc.)
Here’s what you do:
1. Get yourself a jar. Try to go for mason jars, but any jar with a secure lid will do. My preferred way is to use a peanut butter jar once you’ve gotten to the bottom. It’s a good way to use up every last bit of peanut butter and I am a big fan of the PB flavor in the OOIAJ.
2. Add in oats, milk and yogurt. You can also add some nut butter!
3. Sprinkle about 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 Tbsp chia seeds into the mixture.
4. Screw on the lid of your jar and shake shake shake! Then stick your jar in the fridge either overnight or for an hour if you’re making it day-of.
5. Add your fruit or whatever you want on top, stir it all around and devour.
Et voilà! My beloved overnight oats in a jar recipe!
What would you eat every day for breakfast if you could?
Looks yummy! I’ve seen it floating around pinterest! I need to try it! If I could eat anything every day for breakfast and not get fat, I think I would chose an old fashioned bagel and shmear!
You definitely need to try overnight oats! Life changers! :) And heck yeahhhh I would eat a bagel every day if it was healthy haha! Mmmm bagellllls
Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
Mmm I loved overnight oats in a jar in the summer but now that fall temps are cooling things down I am all about the warm oatmeal!
Good call! Oatmeal or anything warm is definitely better for cold weather!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
Yum! I’ve done this in a corningware bowl a few times, but i’ve never thought of topping it with peaches, and I’m kicking myself for that! i do love a breakfast that you can make the night before!
OMG it’s like peaches and cream! It’s SO good!! And I love that it’s all ready in the morning! Because literally before coffee I am non-functioning.
Overnight oats!!! Oh my gasssssh! I am obsessed! I do a modified version, (probably not quite as healthy as yours!), but I encourage you to try it! Use steel cut oats instead (makes for a less chalky flavor) and the add peanut butter when they are still warm. Fage greek yogurt, whole milk, chia seeds, (like yours), some agave or honey, a tsp or 2 or turbinado organic sugar and then, the crowning jewel when you are going to eat it in the a.m, some grape jelly!!!!! PB & J overnight oats is ahhhmazing!
Yummm yours sounds so good too! I’m always experimenting with new combos- I’ll need to try with steel cut oats! I have some, just never made overnight oats with them. And pb&j oats?! Whatttttt I’m trying that.
These always look so good, but I just can’t do the consistency!! I may have to try again with this recipe though!
My mother in law is the same way- if anything is a weird consistency she just can’t deal! The overnight ones and the ones you let set for just one hour are both different consistencies- maybe try the one you haven’t tried yet? It might be better? Maybe? :/
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I love overnight oats! I do it very similar to your recipe/combo.
I totally go in breakfast phases, and I typically DO eat almost the same thing every.single.day for a month or two. Haha! Although lately I’ve been better about mixing it up!
Ha! I am the same way! Same breakfast for like a month straight. Hey, if it ain’t broke? ;)