I'm going to be honest here. I am NOT a morning person. I should be. I'm a mommy of 6 and should be up at the crack of dawn, right? Well, I am a sleeper. I LOVE MY SLEEP!!! I usually do not get into bed before 11, so I prefer to stay in bed in the morning. Of course hubby would prefer I get up and make him breakfast before he heads to work, BUT..........
So, when these little yogurt/oatmeal jars started popping up on my facebook feed, hubby and I thought we would give them a try. I can fix them the night before and he has a healthy breakfast before heading into work. PLUS, I get to stay in the bed a bit longer. I checked the internet and found a couple different sites with recipes. Like all recipes, you can customize them to your likes and dislikes. You can do just oats and milk as your base; oats, milk, and plain yogurt; oats, milk, and greek yogurt; or oats, milk, and flavored yogurt. The options are pretty much endless.
We started with oats, milk, and plain yogurt as the base this time, but I think I'll try flavored yogurts next. Hubby said while it's not his favorite breakfast, he will eat them a couple mornings and I'll STAY IN BED!!! SCORE!!!
Here's what you need:
Half pint jar
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup yogurt
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey or maple syrup*
1/4 cup fruit mixture of your choice*
*The honey or maple syrup is your sweetener. You can choose which you use based on what else you plan to put in the base mixture. For example, I used maple syrup with blueberries and the apple/cinnamon ones, but honey with the strawberry/banana mix. It's up to you.
*The fruit mixture can be whatever you like; peaches and pecans, raspberries and vanilla, pineapple and coconut, banana and peanut butter, etc. Again, the choices are endless. For our first batch, we used blueberries and maple syrup; applesauce(1/4 cup) and cinnamon(1 tsp); and strawberries and bananas.
It's an easy breakfast for kiddos and the hubby without a lot of prep time, or a healthy afternoon snack. I like it!!