Simple Overnight Oats
In a peanut butter jar
We’re taking things easy today.
A few ingredients or less easy.
So easy that Jerry right now is passed out and snoring next to me. He snores. He’s a one eyed cat and he snores. It’s adorable. Sometimes when he’s really out he’ll drool, too. I mean come on.
Living. His. Best. Cat. Life.
You’ve probably heard of overnight oats. They are the slightly trendier little sister of the good old fashioned oatmeal we all know and love.
Overnight oats are exactly what they sound like. You mix oats with an equal amount of milk and let it sit overnight (or for a few hours like I did here), and voila. The oats slowly absorb the milk you combine it with to get a nice, soft, chewy texture. I added a spoonful of chia seeds to this one here because I had them and they help make it a bit thicker.
Overnight oats are great both cold or room temperature and therefore are great to grab and go (back to your couch).
All you really need is: Oats + almond milk + sweetener of some kind. It could not be easier. The hardest part is waiting for it to be ready. It makes a great make ahead breakfast or snack item as well. Load up a few mason jars or tupperware containers, pop those bad boys in the fridge and enjoy all week long.
Now here’s the pro move:
Use your nearly-empty peanut butter or almond butter jars as the vehicle for these oats.
I purposefully left the last little bit of peanut in this jar you see here specifically for this recipe. Pro. Move. The move you will want to make. There’s probably 1-2 tablespoons left at the bottom of that jar, so when you stir it together you get a little peanut in every bite, and more waiting for you at the bottom.
But quite honestly, 9/10 times I’m making overnight oats in any regular jar or container I have and adding a spoonful or four of peanut or almond butter at the end.
Oh and that particular peanut butter? The Nutzo power whatever? Yeah. That was a panic purchase. Am I mad? Nope.
I highly recommend making a few of these little buddies and setting yourself for some real yummy breakfasts. And thinking twice about those final couple spoonfuls of nut butter. They also make a great pre or post workout treat as well with a lovely mix of carbs and protein, and completely customizable with whatever you have on hand!
The world has enough complicated things going on right now, let’s get Wednesday started simply:)
Simple Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk Or any milk you have!
- 1 tbs chia seeds optional, but they help it get thicker
- 1 tbs honey, maple syrup, brown sugar whatever you've got
- 1-2 tbs peanut butter, almond butter use the jar or put a dollop on top to serve
- dash cinnamon
- pinch salt
- berries, bananas, more nut butter, granola
- Add all ingredients into a mason jar or nut butter jar, give it a stir and let it sit for a few hours or overnight
- When it's done sitting, stir it up and top with berries, bananas, more nut butter, granola, whatever you'd like!