By Emily. This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.
I am now to the stage of pregnancy where sleep is futile. So I usually wake up like a zombie and am scrambling to get myself together on top of trying to get the kids ready for school. Hayes actually had to have a heart to heart with me about wearing pants and shoes to the bus drop off. Ha! I turned to overnight oats because I wake up starving and rarely have time to get a satisfying morning meal for myself! Overnight Oats are hugely popular online, but for those of you who haven’t tried it (some of us included!) here’s a quick summary.
Convenient, filling, breakfast, made ahead, up to three days in advance. If you have crazy mornings like us, a breakfast you can prep at night is everything! We love Quaker Old Fashioned Oats for this and all you need to do is grab a jar with a lid (keeping it air-tight helps with that whole make-ahead business.)Fill it the jar with 1/2 cup of oats. Then 1/2 cup of milk or yogurt (nut milk, soy milk, cow milk, raw milk, goat milk – whatever dairy/dairy alternative you like!) Your yogurt choice can be plain, vanilla or flavored depending on what your fruit toppings will be! You can also add in chia seeds, flax seeds, or whatever yummy crunch you like with nuts and more!Now for your toppings! You can go so many directions with this your head will spin. For me, I know I’ve mentioned this pregnancy that my sweet tooth craving is next level. I love anything with chocolate, peanut butter and banana so that is the jar I made for this post! Just call me Elvis. If you want to lighten the calories, ditch the chocolate chips and just add chocolate almond milk! It give it just enough chocolatey flavor with a little less guilt! Also you can swap peanut butter for the powdered peanut butter which (80 calories versus about 30.)
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Overnight Oats
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
1/2 cup Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup almond milk (vanilla or chocolate)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp peanut butter
½ banana (sliced)
Chocolate chips (for garnish)
Stir together the oats, almond milk, and chia seeds in a jar (with lid). Layer on peanut butter and banana, secure jar lid and let soak overnight. In the morning, remove the lid and garnish with chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Want it to be warm and spicy? Try a pumpkin spice blend in your yogurt, maple syrup and pecans.
Want something to wake you up? How about a lemon yogurt, blueberries and lemon zest combo?
Need to feel like you’re on vacation? Add mangoes, pineapple chunks, dust with coconut shavings.
*Disclosure! We are working with The Quaker Oats Company all year long to bring recipes and ideas using our favorite Quaker products! With 140 years of bringing us kitchen staples, we’re excited to work with such a long-standing favorite.