Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Overnight Oats in a Jar

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I've been hearing about overnight oats for a while now. I love having a warm bowl of oatmeal on chilly winter mornings, but it's the last thing I want on a hot, clammy summer morning. I can barely choke down a hot cup of coffee when my hair is plastered to my neck from the heat, so I can't even imagine chowing down on a steaming bowl of oatmeal. No, thank you. But since these oats are served chilled and I'm a huge breakfast person, it was time to give these a try.
The trick to overnight oats is having a 1:2 ratio of oats to liquids. Really anything goes in this equation, as long as you stick to that. I think this would be great with some mashed up banana in it. Or maybe just some cinnamon and apples. Or how about granola and honey? The combinations are endless.

You can make these in cute Mason jars, which are all the rage these days. And you really can't blame them. Look how adorable they are and how many uses they have. I bought some at World Market the other day for under $2 each, and they definitely came in handy. Enjoy! 

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp. agave nectar
  • Extra toppings such as nuts, fruit, granola
Mix all ingredients (except extra toppings) in a jar. Shake until combined. Let sit in refrigerator overnight. Add extra toppings and enjoy!

Source: SK Original

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