Easy overnight oats breakfast jars! Overnight oat jars are great if you’re on the go and don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the mornings.
The scientific name for oats is Avena sativa. They are a gluten-free grain, high in vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, studies have shown that oats are good for weight loss and lowering blood sugar levels.
How Do Easy Overnight Oat Breakfast Jars work?
When oats are mixed with milk and left in the fridge overnight they absorb the milk and become soft in texture. As a result, no cooking is required and it can be eaten in the morning. If you prefer your oats to warm you can still heat them up in the microwave and don’t hesitate to add your favorite oat ingredients. Some healthy toppings include Fruit (berries, apple chunks, bananas, pears, apricots, figs etc), seeds (pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds), sugar and palm oil-free nut butters (cashew butter, peanut butter and almond butter), yogurt (Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt), organic dark chocolate and much more.
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Everybody makes their oats differently. Some prefer them with bite while others prefer them soft. If you like your oats with a bite then add just enough milk to cover the oats. If you prefer soft and creamy oats then add a couple inches more of milk.
For this recipe I used almond milk but feel free to use any other type of plant based milk. In addition, you can mix all of the ingredients together in the jar instead of layering them.
How To Store Easy Overnight Oats Breakfast Jars
Refrigerate oats overnight and eat on the following day. Avoid consuming oats anytime after the first day.
Leave the oats out for at least 30 minutes before you eat them and enjoy at room temperature.
Note: Invest in good mason jars for your overnight oats. Make sure that they seal properly so you can grab it when your on the go.
You can also pour your overnight oats into a bowl instead of eating them in a jar.
Easy Overnight Oats Breakfast Jar
- 1/2-1 cups oats
- 2-4 tbsp honey
- 1/2 banana (chopped)
- 1/4 cup mixed berries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 cups almond milk
- 1-2 tbsp peanut butter
- A sprinkle of almond flakes
- Add 1/2 a cup of oats to each jar.
- Pour plant based milk into each jar, add honey to taste and mix until well combined.
- Add 1 spoon of chia seeds to each jar. Then add 3-5 spoons of yogurt.
- Top each jar with mixed berries and banana chunks. Add a scoop of nut butter to the banana jar and sprinkle almond flakes on top. Leave in the fridge overnight and eat in the morning!