My breakfast often consists of the scavenged remains of my kids’ bagels and apple slices. Alternatively, I wait until mid-morning to nosh, which often leads to unhealthy food choices.
So when I read about overnight oats on Food52
, I was excited to give the quick and healthy breakfast option a try.
The directions sounded foolproof: Combine one part rolled oats with one part liquid in a jar, mix in a bunch of yummy extras, then put it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, just zap it in the microwave and breakfast is served.
I tried it out this week using flax seeds, shredded, unsweetened coconut, slivered almonds and a little glug of maple syrup. It was delicious. The cute mason jar made it fun to eat, and
it left me satiated until lunch time.
I doubted my kids would like the oats, but I was wrong. My 4-year-old son, Theo, insisted on sharing and then asked if we could whip up a jar for the next day.
Knowing it would mean one less thing on the morning to-do list, I happily said yes.
Mornings in our house tend to be a whirlwind of lunch and snack making, dishwasher emptying, hair brushing and racing the clock to get to school on time.