As some of you may know, I don't really cook. Overnight Oats in a jar is perfect for someone like me. There's no cooking involved! The whole process takes maybe ten minutes at most and you do this the night before so there's no rush in the morning to "make breakfast".
My favorite thing about Overnight Oats is how much it tastes like dessert. I have a sweet tooth so this satisfies my morning sweet tooth craving.
The ingredients are simple and I purchased most of these items at Target or Whole Food. Please note that you do not have to follow my recipe, you can adjust it to your own liking. Bananas and strawberries not your favorite? Maybe blueberries are more your thing? Go for it. Change it up to what you prefer. This is just how I like to make mine.
Ingredient List- 1/4 cup of Quick Oats, 4 ounces of Almond Milk, one scoop of Whey Protein, 1 teaspoon of Sliced Almonds & Dried Cranberries, Pinch of Cinnamon, few drops of Vanilla Extract, Half A Banana, Four Strawberries, Teaspoon of Organic Brown Sugar.
First thing I do is to cut up the strawberries and banana into bite size. You'll also need a jar. I picked mine from Target. They sell them in a set of four and they're also dishwasher safe.
Measure out 1/4 cup of Quick Oats. One scoop of the whey protein. (The one I have comes with a plastic scoop. One serving of the whey protein gives you 16 grams.) I don't always use a full scoop, sometimes I'll do half or 3/4 of a scoop.
Measure out 4 oz of unsweetened almond milk.
I like to add a teaspoon of brown sugar because cinnamon and sugar goes so well together. The cinnamon gets added at the end. Now you don't have to follow these instructions. Not a fan of brown sugar? You can use your own sweetener or don't use a sweetener if you don't want to!
Dump all the ingredients into the jar and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
After you're done mixing, add the fruit.
Add in your choice of nuts. I usually just add enough to sprinkle the top with a layer of almonds and cranberries. And a pinch or two of cinnamon if you like. Here is where I'll sometimes add a few drop of vanilla extract for a little bit more flavor.
When everything is in, give the screw the lid on and give it a good shake so everything is mixed in. You're almost there. Put the jar into your refrigerator overnight.
And voila! Breakfast! I promise it tastes super yummy!