How to make your overnight oats!
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 this overnight oatmeal recipe. 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 this overnight oatmeal recipe is that they are so easy to customize anyway your kiddos (or maybe a picky husband…. ;) ) would like them best.
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Mason Jar Oatmeal
First, add one cup of oatmeal.
Next, add one cup of milk.
I usually use regular cows milk, but have also tried it with both almond milk and water. They have all turned out great! I have heard that some people enjoy using yogurt in place of the milk. Do what works best for you!
Now comes the fun part of customizing!
Add 1 Tablespoon of sweetener. I prefer brown sugar, but have also tried honey, syrup, white sugar and brown sugar. They are all good!
Also add a good 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. Now, it just needs to sit in the fridge for at least 10 hours, but up to 5 days!
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.