Save time and stress in the morning by putting together overnight oats the night before!
As the weather warms up, I love trading my usual warm bowl of oatmeal for a cool and refreshing jar of overnight oats. Anyone that knows me well knows that I have a mild obsession with Koeze all natural peanut butter made right here in Grand Rapids. Warm roasted peanuts are blended into creamy perfection to create my favorite protein-packed accessory for apple slices, banana chunks or simply a giant spoon. ;)
One of the best aspects of Koeze peanut butter is that it comes in a glass jar. When the jar runs low (a bit more frequently than I care to admit), it becomes the perfect home for overnight oats. Not only does it already have a resealable lid for overnight refrigeration but you can spare yourself the humility of trying to shove your entire face in the jar trying to lick it clean. Not that I would ever do that….
Overnight oats are a fun way to get the kids involved with breakfast. Let them get creative as they customize their own jar in the morning with various toppings such as apples, blueberries, shredded coconut, banana slices or chia seeds. Prefer a chewier texture? Use steel cut oats instead of old fashioned.
Your spoon is waiting.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk unsweetened or milk of choice
- 1/4 cup plain low fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or whatever is left in jar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 2 strawberries sliced
Add oats, almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds and peanut butter in a resealable glass jar and stir to combine.
Refrigerate jar overnight.
Top with banana and strawberry slices before serving in the morning.
Overnight oats can be eaten cold, room temperature or warm. If you prefer it warm, simply microwave for 60 seconds in the morning.