A Breakfast That’s Quick, Healthy, and Stays With You Until Lunch
I never know from day to day whether I’ll have time for a sit-down breakfast or whether I’ll need to grab something for the road. For this reason, I try to keep a couple of jars of Grab-and-Go Overnight Oatmeal in the fridge for when I need a breakfast that’s quick and healthy.
Normally when I eat hot or cold cereal for breakfast, I’m always hungry by mid morning. Not with Grab-and-Go Overnight Oatmeal. The nut butter in these oats keep me satisfied until lunch.
There are plenty of people who enjoy the same breakfast day after day. I’m not one of them, but I find that as long as I change up the toppings–blueberries and walnuts one morning, bananas and pecans on another, for example–I can enjoy these oats several mornings a week.
Once you assemble them, Grab-and-Go Overnight Oatmeal be refrigerated for several days, so make them on Sunday for the week.Print
Grab-and-Go Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar
To make this oatmeal vegetarian, use nut milk, and to make it vegan use nut milk and maple syrup.
- Yield: 1 1x
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon each: chia seeds, natural peanut or other nut butter, maple syrup or honey,
3/4 cup milk—nut or dairy, your choice, plus extra for drizzling.
Topping suggestions (see below)
Pour oats in a pint-size (2-cup) jar. Add chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Pour in milk of choice and stir gently to soak the oats. Screw on lid and refrigerate overnight.
Your oatmeal is now ready to serve as a cold or hot cereal. To heat the oatmeal, remove the lid and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir so that oatmeal heats evenly and then microwave on high power for 1 minute longer. Top with extra milk and if you like, dried or seasonal fresh fruit, toasted nuts, and/or a sprinkling of cinnamon. (See below for topping suggestions)
Oatmeal Topping Suggestions:
Fresh berries, grated or finely diced apple, sliced bananas, diced peaches, mangos, or pears
Dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or blueberries, diced prunes or apricots
Toasted chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios