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I’m all about making my mornings easier. Especially on the days I work at the Mother’s Day Out program at my church. Because getting me and two ankle-biters ready for an entire day away from the house is basically like preparing for a weekend away. So, if I can make my breakfast easy (and healthy!) I feel like I’ve got my ish together. That’s why, while we were out shopping yesterday, I scored this:

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Now, I’ve actually tried overnight oatmeal before. But I prepared it. And it wasn’t that great, to be honest. So I thought I’d try this out because all I had to do was remember to put milk in it and stick it in the fridge before bed. In the morning, breakfast was already done!

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This was SO MUCH better than the one I made, y’all! Seriously–I’m probably going to make this my staple breakfast from now on (see ya, Jimmy Dean Delights!). It was delicious, super filling, AND–since I used almond milk–less than 300 calories! That’s the kind of breakfast I can get behind!

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Y’all, this smelled AWESOME. It was like I was cooking hot cocoa! The next morning, I awoke to this:

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Yeah, it did not look appetizing. I scraped off the top and the under part actually looked okay! I plopped some peanut butter on top and decided to try it.

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It was…alright. It was pretty bland, TBH. I ate a serving of it and it was pretty filling, though not very tasty.

Have you ever tried this recipe? Or a recipe close to it? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

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Lately, my Pinterest news feed has been BLOWING UP with the new breakfast sensation, overnight oatmeal. I’ve had muesli before, which seems like the same thing, so I thought I’d try it!

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You can basically use any ingredients you want, as long as your oat to liquid ratio is 1:1. I chose to try the chocolate peanut butter recipe (minus a few ingredients and added a few of my own). Here’s what I used:

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~a mason jar (AKA, my brother-in-law’s “rum chalice”)

~1/2 cup oats

~1/2 cup milk

~1 tbsp vanilla protein powder

~1 tbsp chocolate chips

~1 tsp honey

~1/4 tsp vanilla

~pinch of cinnamon

~1 tbsp peanut butter (melted and drizzled on in the morning)

 

First, I poured the oatmeal, protein powder, and milk into the jar and stirred vigorously. Then I added the chocolate chips, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon.

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I stirred again, screwed on the lid, and then placed my yummy-smelling masterpiece into the fridge to set overnight.

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Then, I watched Skyfall with Huff the Hubs and fell asleep waaaaaayyy too late. In the morning, I took my oatmeal chalice from the fridge and opened it up.

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It was still pretty soupy, but I like my oatmeal like that. I don’t like dry oatmeal. Makes me super thirsty. Anywhoo, moving on… I then melted a tablespoon of peanut butter and added it to my oatmeal.

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It was….okay. I mean, I typically eat Nutrigrain Eggos for breakfast with a scrambled egg and I try not to deviate from that. I like hot breakfasts, so this was a change for me. I think it will just take some tinkering with recipes to see what I really like. I absolutely want to try this again because its a great, healthy, in-a-hurry-breakfast option!

 

Have you ever tried overnight oatmeal? What ingredients do you use?