We’ve all been on very different morning schedules around here, which makes breakfast the longest meal of the day, in addition to the most important. While the younger two are more than happy with bowls of cereal a few mornings a week, the rest of the crew acts like I’m subjecting them to torture when cereal is the only option. Personally, I’m an avid member of the cereal club (mostly as a snack or dinner, lol) but can’t help feeling a little proud that everyone else has come to the conclusion that it really isn’t the best way to fuel their bodies for the day (sigh). The only downside is that that means someone has to actually make or provide more nourishing options and as we all know, feeding a family 3 meals a day plus a snack, is an actual full-time job.
The closest I’ve come to a solution (not to be confused with a perfect solution) is to keep our kitchen stocked with a few continental breakfast inspired options. Lately that’s included: sausage + croissants, hardboiled eggs + smoothies, and overnight oats + fruit! Keep scrolling for the recipe and pin it for later!
EASY OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (we like Bob’s Red Mill)
- 3/4 cup milk of choice (plus a little more depending on desired consistency)
- 3/4 TBSP chia seeds (optional but highly recommend)
- 1 TBSP nut butter of choice
- 1 TBSP honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
- Glass jar, container (used these for camping), or Tupperware
- Chalk pens, to write on jars (very optional)
- In a jar or container with a lid (that you can shake), combine oats, chia seeds, nut butter, and honey. Then add milk of choice (coconut is my favorite!). TIP: instead of measuring the milk, I usually just pour until all dry ingredients are covered, not floating like cereal, but just covered.
- Place lid on jar and shake well!
- Refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. Good for up to 5 days, assuming the milk you used is good until then too.
- To serve, top with fruit, sprinkles, shaved coconut, chocolate chips, etc. and eat straight from the jar!
Enjoy! Let me know in the comments or @raeannkelly, if you try it