Getting my three kids ready for school in the morning is no easy task. The mornings are always hectic and I am always on the search for ways to make it smoother and easier.
I was so excited a few years ago when I learned how to make overnight oats. Not only is it EASY (check), and QUICK (check), it is also HEALTHY and BUDGET FRIENDLY (check and check!).
I make a dozen or so of these every Monday and keep them in the fridge handy for quick breakfasts throughout the week. The best part of overnight oats is that they are so easy to customize anyway your kiddos (or maybe a picky husband…. 😉 ) would like them best.
I always make these in mason jars because I have plenty around in the house. First, I add one cup of oatmeal.
Now add one cup of milk. I have done almond milk, regular cows milk, and water. They have all turned out great! I have heard of some people using yogurt. Try what works best for you.
Now comes the fun customizing part.
Add 1 Tablespoon of sweetener. I have used honey, syrup, white sugar and brown sugar. I prefer brown sugar, but all of them have turned out tasty. I also add about a handful of fruit. Our favorites are frozen blueberries or raspberries. We have tried diced apples and canned peaches as well. Mix it up and try different combos to keep it interesting.
Now put the lid back on the mason jar. Shake it up real good.
After you finish shaking, put the jar in the refrigerator. It will need to sit in there for at least 10 hours.
These will keep in the fridge for a few days. I make a bunch of jars up on Monday and use them throughout the week.
I hope you love these Quick and Easy Overnight Oats as much as we do!