Lazy Morning Oats

Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day. I could eat it for lunch and dinner. Ranging from bagels, eggs, oatmeal and pancakes I will take them all.

The downside to breakfast? It takes time to make a hearty breakfast! A quick bowl of cereal just does not quite do the trick. Also, not a healthy choice.

When the hubs and I stay in town, we start our Saturday morning off with eggs, fruit and sometimes whole wheat pancakes. {And of course a heaping pot of coffee} During the week he does not have time to make a hearty breakfast when leaving the house by 6am. He usually has to settle for a bowl of cereal or crustless quiche that was prepared earlier in the week. Another new solution? Overnight oats.

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I came across the blog A Beautiful Mess one morning and discovered an untold treasure. So each morning I can pull it out of the fridge and ‘voila’ breakfast is served? Yes.

Even better news? Oats are inexpensive. I will buy a 2 lb bag of old fashioned oats for $3.99 from TJ’s. There are 22 servings (1/2 cup) in the bag which equals .18 cents per serving! You can’t beat that. It is cheaper than cereal and has a longer shelf life. Each ingredient you add to your oatmeal is usually already on hand. Cheap and healthy breakfast done right!

You can choose any closed container your little heart desires. I chose mason jars. You can quickly put this together the night before. In the morning, simply grab the jar to-go or heat in the microwave for a couple minutes.

There are three flavors I love, but the varieties are endless! Think of your favorite dessert, fruit or pie flavor and transform it into your oatmeal!

{Cinnamon Apple & Raisin}

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Diced apples and raisins

{Strawberries & Cream}

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sliced strawberries

{Banana Nut}

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Chopped almonds
  • Sliced bananas

*I used a 16 oz mason jar. Depending on the container size,  add more or less oats and milk.  If you like a thicker oatmeal use less milk and more oats.

  1. Place oats, milk of choice and desired flavoring in jar. Tighten lid and shake to combine ingredients.
  2. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning top with fruit or nuts.

Any other flavors you have discovered? Let me know! I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful weekend!


One thought on “Lazy Morning Oats

  1. My FAVORITE version of overnight oats is oats, almond milk, frozen blueberries, and chia seeds. SO good!! The chia seeds make it much more filling (plus they pack a pretty good nutrient punch)!

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