I made a few of these on Sunday night and managed to feed myself breakfast every day last week because they were ready to go when I rushed out the door. Just so there are no surprises, I’ll warn you that the texture of this oatmeal concoction is less like oatmeal and more like Chia Seed Pudding. Chia seed pudding rocks my socks so I’m cool with it. I hope you will be too.
Let’s get started. You’ll need a few pint-sized mason jars with lids. Also, grab some oats. I used a mixture of rolled and steel cut oats for texture variation. Quick cooking oats might get a bit soggy. You’ll also need some milk, chia seeds, honey, vanilla extract and any fruit or nut additions you’d like to make. Try blackberry and coconut or toss in some preserves.
For each jar you’ll need 1/4 cup of oats, 2 teaspoons of chia seeds, 1 teaspoon of honey, a splash of vanilla extract and about 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any other milk of your choice). Toss these ingredients along with your berries, dried fruit, jam or nuts into a mason jar. Shake well to combine and stick it in the fridge! The next morning, stuff one in your bag on your way to work and get out the door! Let us know in the comments if you come up with any exciting new flavor variations.