Mason Jar Meals - Breakfast
Whether you're rushing to work or running around trying to get all the kids to school on time, we all know how crazy mornings can be. With the help of a little planning and preparation, our busy week may run a little smoother. Check out these recipes for mason jar oatmeal - lots of options, easy to make, and packed with nutrients!
Quick options for on breakfast on the go - just add milk or water in the morning and microwave!
You can use all freeze dried fruit (no sugar added). It’s crunchy and sweet.
Freeze-dried fruit maintains all of it’s vital nutrients and vibrant flavor, making it a convenient shelf-stable healthy option.
(no refrigeration needed)
■ Apples & Cinnamon
(1/4 cup freeze Dried Apples, 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, pinch of granulated stevia, or granulated sweetener of choice)
■ Raspberries & Dark Chocolate or Cacao Nibs
(1/4 cup freeze dried Raspberries & 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips or nibs)
■ Monkey Mix
(1/4 cup freeze dried banana chips, 1 Tbsp coconut flakes, 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips or nibs)
■ Triple Berry
(1/4 cup freeze dried triple berry mix & a pinch of granulated stevia, or granulated sweetener of choice)
■ Blueberries & Cream
(1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries, a pinch of powdered vanilla (huge health benefits in powdered compared to liquid extract), & a pinch of granulated stevia or granulated sweetener of choice)
■ Peaches & Cream
(1/4 cup freeze dried peaches, pinch of powdered vanilla (huge health benefits in powdered compared to liquid extract), & a pinch of granulated stevia, or granulated sweetener of choice)
■ Strawberry & Banana
(2 Tbsp freeze dried strawberries, 2 Tbsp freeze dried banana & a pinch of granulated stevia, or granulated sweetener of choice)
■ Try adding your favorite chopped nuts, or a 1/2 scoop of protein powder to any of these varieties.
Use Pint glass canning jars to ensure that you will have room for your liquid & stirring.
The photo shows 1/2 pint jars that were assembled for my children using smaller 1/3 cup portions of rolled oats.
■ Add 1/2 cup dry rolled/old fashioned oats to the bottom of the glass jar.
(note: this method will NOT work with steel-cut oats)
■ Add your favorite flavor combos.
■ Seal tightly, and store in the pantry until ready to use.
(For freshest flavor use within 10 days)
When ready to SERVE:
■ Pour 1 cup BOILING HOT water, or milk (unsweetened almond, coconut, or cashew milk are favs at our house) into each jar.
(note: These jars can handle the heat because they are made for canning & high heat)
■ Let sit for 10-20 minutes(depending on the consistency you like), while you finish your morning routine.
■ Grab a spoon, and enjoy on-the-GO!