Overnight Oats in a Jar
April 11, 2011
You know what will drive you crazy? That inevitable end-of-the-jar, desperate-attempt-to-get-every-last-lick-out-so-as-not-to-waste-one-single-molecule of the delicious goodness at the bottom of a jar of Barney Butter.
Enter “Oats in a Jar” to the rescue! This recipe is resourceful, super easy (no cooking at all!), and it’s great for a morning on the go (very portable!) Best of all it tastes great – and it’s great for your body, too!
Begin with your almost finished jar of Barney Butter.
Add your ingredients. The general rule is 1 part oats to 2 parts liquid, plus extras. In this batch I did 1/3 cup oats + 1/3 cup coconut milk + 1/3 cup coconut yogurt, then added 2 tbsp flax seed meal, and half a banana. For liquid you can use any variety of milk, any variety of yogurt, any probiotic drink (kombucha or kefir), or even water. Great add-ins are any dried fruit, any nuts, mashed or sliced bananas, fresh berries, shredded dried coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp oil . . .
Shake it up!
No need to get it uniformly mixed, just give it a good sloshing and then screw the cap back on. Stick it in the refrigerator to soak overnight.
The next morning, all you’ll need to do is grab the jar, grab a spoon, give it a stir and dig in! It can also be given a quick heat up in the microwave if preferred. Yumm!!
I just wanted to share that I had my first bite of Barney Butter and nearly cried from joy. I developed a peanut allergy six years ago and have desperately missed peanut butter. I have tried EVERY almond butter out there but they have all been a poor substitute. When I saw your Barney Butter in the store the other day and saw that it has the same consistency as peanut butter I had to try it. It is the absolute best! I will be a loyal fan from now on! Thank you so much for making my day! – Dawn, Vero Beach, FL