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!