By now you probably know that I’m a huge breakfast person. So with my typical eating routine (not eating breakfast until noon), I generally look at my next day’s schedule the night before to see if I’m going to have time to make a nice breakfast or not. Now a lot of times I’m home around noon and am able to make whatever my breakfast-loving heart desires, but lately I’ve been having to work or be somewhere at noon which causes my elaborate breakfast plans to come to a screeching halt.
But this doesn’t have to be the case because there’s this beautiful creation called overnight oats. Ahhhhh, what a dream come true. A delicious combination of all your favorite toppings mixed in with oatmeal all in a cute little jar AND it takes about 30 seconds to prep, no cooking required!
WHAT! No cooking?!
Yep, that’s right guys. All you have to do is put all your raw ingredients in a jar and leave them to soak overnight (or for at least a few hours) in the fridge and BAM you’ve got yourself a sure-to-blow-your-coworkers’-minds nutrient-packed breakfast in a jar that you can grab and eat on the go, no heating required!
Now I know I’m a weirdo for eating breakfast at noon, but this works for all you normal breakfast eaters as well. Are you usually struggling for time to eat something before work? Simple. Throw some ingredients in a jar the night before and just grab it out of the fridge as you’re running out the door! And to be honest I’d eat this for lunch or dinner too. It’s just so easy and tasty!
Oats are like, the best too. They’re gluten-free and FULL of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Holllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. And, surprise surprise, they actually contain quite a bit of protein for a grain, too! Oats contain nutrients that are able to do everything from lowering your blood pressure to improving inflammation to increasing your feelings of fullness (which can help you cut down on snacking and help you lose weight). K seriously oats, you da best.
So next time you know you’re going to be in a breakfast crunch, literally just take 30 seconds to throw oats and your milk of choice in a jar and shake it up. IT’S THAT EASY!!! You’ll have such a magnificent, easy, delicious start to your day AND your body will feel great too. That’s a win-win y’all.
Dairy and Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Put all the ingredients for the oats in a jar and mix with a spoon or shake up to thoroughly combine everything.
- Put all your toppings on top and then place it in the fridge overnight (or for at least 3 hours) to allow the oats and chia seeds to soak up the coconut milk.