Overnight oats in a jar is one of the easiest – and tastiest – breakfasts you can make. Now that I’m in training mode for my third half marathon, I’m looking for breakfasts with more staying power, and oatmeal usually fits the bill.
But oats can get boring if you always eat them the same way. So now I’ve been on the hunt for unique recipes to keep things fresh, like:
Since I have soft spot of kid foods (like Funfetti cake, puppy chow and mac & cheese), I went back to my childhood to come up with this recipe. Remember ants on a log? Here’s a grown-up version (minus the celery).
Ants on a Log Overnight Oats in a Jar
1 almost-empty peanut butter jar
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
a few dashes of cinnamon-sugar
Combine all ingredients in a peanut butter jar and leave in the fridge overnight. Enjoy!
(Note: Don’t put this in the microwave if you’re using a plastic jar or else this will happen).
Question: What ingredients do you like to add to your overnight oats? I’ve found bananas are awesome, as is wheat germ, dried cranberries and a sprinkle of granola right before serving.