Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars

Your standard breakfasts getting old?
Give these healthy Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars a try!

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars...a fun, healthy breakfast!  Oats, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut, diced fruit, milk and more make the most delicious, yummy breakfast! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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How's the New Year treating everyone?

I have to admit the first two days of the New Year were less than stellar for me.  A lot of miscommunication with various school events put me in an awful mood.  But, I kept getting up and tackling another day and eventually the week got better.

I am loving my new Nourished Planner.  It's keeping me organized, it's tracking our meals and I love it.  I'm also head over heels with my new daily devotional.  Written by one of my favorite authors, Shauna Niequist, it's called Savor - check it out if you are looking for one.  Both of these items helped that first week to get a little better.

As with everyone I'm trying to eat better.  What?  Grabbing one of the kid's pancakes as I run out the door isn't a good option?  Could have fooled me.

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars...a fun, healthy breakfast!  Oats, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut, diced fruit, milk and more make the most delicious, yummy breakfast! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I love oatmeal and often make big batches of my steel cut slow cooker version.  But often, our fridge is FULL and I don't feel like making room for that big batch, know what I mean?

I had eaten overnight oats before at a friend's house, but honestly had never made it for myself.  Basically, instead of cooking the oats {and other various add-ins}, you let the oats steep in liquid overnight in the fridge and they get soft in the process.

The end result is genius!

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars...a fun, healthy breakfast!  Oats, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut, diced fruit, milk and more make the most delicious, yummy breakfast! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

What I love about this recipe is that you can add in whatever you like.  I added diced apples, some coconut and a bit of brown sugar to sweeten it, but seriously add whatever you enjoy.

Cranberries + Almonds

Cinnamon + Pears

Walnuts + Sliced Bananas

Honestly, the list is endless.  I don't care if you grab all remaining bits of your fruit basket, dice them up and throw them in.

It all works.  Do whatever you want.

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars...a fun, healthy breakfast!  Oats, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut, diced fruit, milk and more make the most delicious, yummy breakfast! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

What you get the next morning is glorious.  Chewy, soft and nutty....I LOVE THIS STUFF.  I think I prefer eating my cold, straight out of the fridge, topped with a bit of good quality granola, but I do know people who enjoy heating it up a bit in the microwave for a warmer cereal.

That works just fine too.

This recipe makes ONE JAR.  I did this on propose.  I think it's best to make just one and see if you like it.  There is no use making 7 jars for the week and it not being your favorite thing.  If you like that first jar, then make more!

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars...a fun, healthy breakfast!  Oats, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut, diced fruit, milk and more make the most delicious, yummy breakfast! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm incorporating these into my weekly breakfasts.  Maybe three a week.  I'll rotate some form of egg type breakfast in between.  If I eat the same thing every day I get cranky.  BORING.

Who is going to try these?

Y'all have a great week!

Yield: 1 jar

Overnight Breakfast Muesli Jars

Overnight oats are easy to assemble and even better to eat! Healthy, full of fiber and great to eat on the go. Try any combination you like!

ingredients:


  • 1/3 c. dry old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 t. ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 t. chia seeds
  • 1 T. coconut
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 2 T. chopped apples, pears, dried cranberries, raisins, etc.
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 T. heavy cream or coffee creamer
  • dash of vanilla extract

instructions


  1. Wash and dry a pint glass jar with lid, set aside.
  2. Add dry ingredients to the jar - oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut, brown sugar and diced fruit.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk, cream and vanilla.
  4. Give the jar a gentle shake/swirl to let the wet ingredients soak into the dry ingredients.
  5. Refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, eat straight out of the jar, giving it a healthy stir, or pour into a bowl.  Can be topped with additional fruit, granola or nuts.

notes

I prefer eating this cold, straight out of the fridge, but it can be heated in the microwave for 30 seconds for a more warmer cereal.
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