Do-Ahead Breakfasts

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Thanks for being patient while I get the hang of fitting blogging into my schedule. I’m working on finding ways to all those everyday human things.

One thing I can already tell is going to be a big thing for me is do-ahead breakfasts. My two recent favorites are overnight oats that get reheated. While I posted a post on cold overnight oats a while ago, I’ve been making a version with skim milk that’s just as good warm as it is cold. 

Raechel at the Rebel Grrl Kitchen gave me the idea to make overnight steel-cut oats. Dude, why had I never done this before? I actually made mine with water instead of almond milk, and it was so freaking good. 

In a microwave-safe dish, I mixed:

  • 1/4 steel-cut oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger to taste
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 small chopped pear (optional)
  • ~3/4 c water
I mixed all the ingredients and let them sit covered in the fridge overnight. In the a.m., I uncovered the bowl and microwaved it for about 2minutes and 45 seconds. Topped with PB, it was delicious and lasted me until a late lunch!  

What breakfast are you loving lately? 

 

14 thoughts on “Do-Ahead Breakfasts

    Aly said:
    March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    This will be a great recipe for me! I love overnight oats, though lately (with it being frigid here in WI and all, I can never muster up any deviation from my hot morning oats 🙂 Now I can have both! (kinda…) haha thank you 🙂

    Jess responded:
    March 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Hope you enjoy : )

    Chiropractic Consultant said:
    March 2, 2012 at 5:34 am

    This is a simple, easy, rustic and healthy breakfast. It will keep the blood sugar levels down and keep you full for a long time. At the same time, it is very light on the stomach.

    Lauren said:
    March 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Very interesting. My family eats a lot of oats. I rotate between smoothies, juices, egg-things (boil in advance) and coconut yogurt. Love your PB addition.

      Jess responded:
      March 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      PB on oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast combinations. I’ve never had coconut yogurt, but it sounds delicious!

    raechel@the rebel grrl kitchen said:
    March 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Hooray! So glad you liked it! : )

      Jess responded:
      March 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks for the inspiration!

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