I’m not really a morning person, or at least not in the traditional sense of the meaning. I am, however, really good at hitting the snooze button a few times, flipping on the morning news and rolling out of bed with just enough time to be 5 minutes late to wherever I’m going. Does that count as being a morning person? On days like these, the only breakfast I’m making comes out of a can and is devoured on the floor by my two furry girls.
This is when my favorite recipe for overnight oats comes into play. I make a few jars at once so they are always ready to go on weekday mornings when my time is limited. Healthy, delicious, filling and easy to eat on the run. You can always add in your favorite fruits or nuts to make your own version.
Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
Yield: 1 16oz. jar or 2 8oz. jars
2/3 cup of unsweetened milk (I use almond)
1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt
1/2 rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup (honey would work well too)
3/4 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl until combined.
Spoon into mason jar(s) and secure with lid.
Refrigerate overnight (or for at least 6 hours). Jars will keep for 4-5 days.