Kickstart Your Week – Overnight Oats

A healthy breakfast is essential to a productive day. Try these tasty oats for a different kindIMG_2613 of breakfast meal or afternoon snack. Also called Summer porridge, these half pint canning jars are full of old fashioned oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon then blended well with a touch of maple syrup and coconut milk. Top them with your favorite fruit or nut combinations.  Chocolate chips would be a great addition.

Though the recipe calls for coconut milk you can easily substitute almond or soy milk. I found it easier to combine all of the ingredients in a wide mouth half pint jar rather than a regular mouth canning jar as pictured above.

Overnight Oats

½ cup oats

1 Tbsp chia seeds

pinch of cinnamon

½ cup coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp maple syrup

½ pint canning jar

Combine dry ingredients in a half pint canning jar then add syrup and coconut milk. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight. The next morning add fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or any combination of your favorite ingredients.

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