Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats – simplify your breakfast with this easy overnight oats recipes in a jar.
Hey friends! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you. Have you set new goals for this year? I’ve spent the last few weeks really focusing on what I’d like to accomplish this year. Of course, like many others, I want to focus on eating healthier, losing weight, and spending more time at the gym. These aren’t necessarily new goals, but rather lifestyle changes I’ve been focusing on for awhile and want to push myself in those areas. One of my main lifestyle goals when it comes to nutrition is making sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Its easy for me to lose sight of my plan and reach for a quick muffin or donut in the Starbucks line. Other times I wake up rushing to get the kids ready for school then by the time I’m done working on chores or blogging I realize it’s nearly lunch time. I know how important it is to eat a nutritional breakfast and I really want to make it a priority. To make things easier on myself I’ve started preparing overnight oats in mason jars.
If you’ve never tried overnight oats it’s basically uncooked oatmeal mixed with milk, yogurt, and your favorite toppings and sweetener. The oats absorb the milk and yogurt overnight, making them soft and ready to eat in the morning. You don’t need to cook them, simply grab and go. I could eat oatmeal everyday so it’s nice to change things up with a cold version. The beauty of this simple recipe is that you can mix in any kind of topping you prefer. Same goes for the sweetener, or none at all. I usually prepare my oatmeal with a tiny amount of brown sugar so that’s usually what I prefer in my overnight oats as well. You can use honey or agave instead if you’d like. Today I’m sharing one my recent favorites – a banana blueberry overnight oats recipe in a jar.
- ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
- ⅓ cup plain greek yogurt
- ⅓-2/3 cup almond milk (I use vanilla)
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of honey, brown sugar, or agave syrup (I use brown sugar but sweetened with however you would normally sweeten your oatmeal with)
- Topping: sliced bananas and blueberries
- In a bowl or mason jar, add oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds and brown sugar. For the milk add anywhere from ⅓-2/3 cup of milk depending on how thick you prefer your oats.
- Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.
- Top with sliced bananas and blueberries when ready to eat.