Overnight Oats in a Jar

I have multiple pictures of each of the ones I made, but they all look kinda the same, so I figured it’d be a bit redundant to post each one as a separate recipe. If I come up with my own creations later, I might do another post on that and link back to this, but we’ll see.

As you well may have discovered, I’ve been a really big fan of food in jars. They’re easily portable and you can use these jars for basically anything. It’s pretty awesome. :D! The recipes are from theyummylife. I took 3 recipes from there and experimented with a fourth since I still had an empty jar left. I used half-pint (8 oz.) mason jars for these. :] Portable breakfasts = I get to sleep in some more. Kinda wonderful.

This time around, I didn’t add any sweetener (I would’ve used honey), but I might try that next time just to see if it makes a big difference. I’m not actually the biggest fan of Greek yogurt unless I have it with honey + granola, so perhaps I’ll try something like that later on.

Overnight Oats in a Jar

Apple Cinnamon Refrigerator Oats
Ingredients: 
-1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1/4 cup low-fat/nonfat Greek yogurt
-1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
-1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, or enough to fill jar

Instructions:
1) In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, cinnamon and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add applesauce and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

Banana Cocoa Refrigerator Oatmeal
Ingredients:
1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
-1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
-1/4 cup diced ripe banana, or enough to fill jar (approx. half of a small banana)

Instructions:
1)In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, cocoa powder and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

Peanut Butter Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal
Ingredients:
-1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
-1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
-1 tablespoon peanut butter (may substitute PB2 powdered peanut butter)
-1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
-1/4 cup diced ripe banana, or enough to fill jar (approx. half of a small banana)

Instructions:
1) In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, peanut butter (or PB2), and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

Apple Peanut Butter Refrigerator Oatmeal
Ingredients:
-1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
-1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
-1 tbsp peanut butter
-enough unsweetened applesauce to fill the jar

Instructions:
1) In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, peanut butter, and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add applesauce and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

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