I am one of those people who has to scrape every last morsel of peanut butter out of the jar before opening a new one. So I love making peanut salad dressing or sauce right in the jar, and was excited to find this Overnight Oats in a Jar idea from some other food bloggers. This “oatmeal” isn’t hot, but it’s every bit as satisfying, and I think creamier and more interesting. Plus, you make it the night before, so there’s no sleepy-eyed morning food prep.
- Empty jar of nut butter
- ⅓-1/2 cup rolled oats or any other uncooked hot cereal grains
- ½ cup milk or milk substitute
- a few spoonfuls of yogurt
- and any combination of the following:
- Sliced banana or other chopped fruit
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Raisins, Craisins, or other dried fruit
- Flaked or shredded coconut
- Chia seeds, flax seeds, or wheat germ
- Honey, maple syrup, or fruit preserves
- To start you need an almost-empty jar of nut butter
- Add the rolled oats, milk and yogurt to the jar
- Then add any combination of the ingredients above to the jar, stir and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning you’ll have a creamy cold-version-of-hot cereal to enjoy.
Recently, I’ve been making overnight oats with 1/3 cup rolled oats and 2 Tbsp Qia, a new cereal made of chia and hemp seeds, buckwheat groats (a gluten-free grain that’s unrelated to wheat), almonds, cranberries, and vanilla:
Looks kind of like birdseed but it makes overnight oats even tastier and more nutritious (though not very photo worthy).
Even the most discerning palates agree 😉