Overnight oats are such a surprisingly delicious and healthy way to make your tummy feel whole on a busy morning, especially when you're crunched for time. When I first saw overnight oats popping up in magazines and food sites I didn't quite get what this new breakfast phenomenon was until I finally tried it for myself. I will admit it took me a while to try it and I even made it for my husband before I ever sampled it myself. (Yup, it's true. I was overnight oat shy apparently) I wasn't quite sure I'd like it, but now I'm hooked on this easy, fulfilling breakfast.
Now that I've made this breakfast in a jar
The other treat regarding these oats is that you can make your life even simpler (yes, healthy can be simple....it's true!) by using frozen berries. I love just grabbing a scoop of my awesome frozen Costco berries to make this. It reduces your prep time and makes it a quick fix the night before. By morning your frozen berries have defrosted in the fridge and they're ready to eat!
I personally prefer organic rolled oats
When I first saw an overnight oats recipe call for banana I thought it must be horrible! I mean, the banana sits and soaks overnight, um...maybe not so good I thought. You know how banana gets funky and brown once it's exposed to air; well I thought it would become a soggy unpalatable mess in my oats by morning, but it's truly the opposite. It brings a surprisingly nice flavor and texture to your oats. I became a big fan of adding them to my oats. If you're not a fan of banana though, you can always just add more berries to your oats and still enjoy your breakfast in a jar.
I can't help myself with chia seeds
Give this jarred breakfast a try if you haven't yet, you'll be surprised by the delicious outcome.Print