Overnight Oats with Honey Almond Butter Swirl
I am a newbie to this overnight oat phenomenon and I CANNOT believe it’s taken me this long to discover this brilliant breakfast for those who have no time for breakfast. Seriously, overnight oats… you would have REALLY come in handy last year when I was nursing 10 times a day.
Regardless, I’m so very happy to have discovered them now because they make breakfast time go a whole lot smoother with a toddler who is famished the second he wakes up. I actually have to bring a piece of fruit and keep it on the bedstand so I have something to give him the second he wakes up. Does anyone else have to do this??
The fruit buys me enough time to get us downstairs and then I crack open these yummy oats, which we both LOVE.
They couldn’t be simpler to prepare and they’re perfect for hectic mornings and days where you need a good breakfast to get you through but should have left the house five minutes ago. I actually have started preferring them cold, but if you have the time or don’t have a famished child gnawing on your arm once his fruit is gone, you could certainly put them on the stove for a couple of minutes to heat them up as well.
Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Honey Almond Butter Swirl
Ingredients (makes one serving):
- Mason jar with a lid
- 1/3 c. of uncooked steel cut oats or regular oats
- 2/3 c. of unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- A spoonful of almond butter
- A spoonful of honey (plus a little extra to drizzle on top)
- Optional: Handful of crushed walnuts as a topping
- Optional: Sliced bananas or berries as a topping
In a mason jar, pour in the oats followed by the milk, almond butter and honey. Mix together with a spoon until thoroughly incorporated and then push oats down to the bottom. Screw on the jar lid and refrigerate overnight or for about eight hours.
In the morning, give it a good stir. Top with walnuts, bananas or berries and then drizzle with a little more honey.
Need more breakfast ideas to have at the ready for busy days? Try our veggie egg muffins or blueberry banana oatmeal cakes too!