If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve heard me say many times how difficult it is for my to devote more than 1 minute to the preparation of breakfast on weekday mornings. I just don’t want to wake up any earlier than I already do, and as a result most warm breakfast recipes I post were made on the weekend, in a crock pot overnight, or for dinner. Thankfully, there are more options than a bowl of cereal every morning, such as this single serving oatmeal in a jar.
The great thing about this oatmeal is that it can be made a couple days in advance and can be mixed with any fruit or nuts on hand. I know plenty of people rolling in berries from picking throughout the summer and this would be a great way to use some. The rest of the ingredients are staples I have stocked all the time. In the morning the jar can be snatched for an on-the-go option or warmed up in the microwave to enjoy warm at home. Or while we’re at it, nuke it and then take it to go!
Two years ago: Jalapeno Cheddar Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips
CHERRY VANILLA ALMOND OVERNIGHT OATMEAL
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (I used 0% Chobani)
1/3 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp honey
6 cherries, pitted and chopped
2 Tbsp slivered or chopped almonds
- Mix all ingredient in a small bowl. Transfer to an 8 oz. jar and screw on the lid. Refrigerate at least overnight or up to 3 days.
- Enjoy the next morning cold, or heat in microwave.
Source: Adapted slightly from Sumptuous Spoonfuls.