Some things I’ve learned from the internet:
1. despite wanting to do it every spring/summer, it is not advisable to shave my pug’s hair
2. that any food poisoning/headache/skin rash/paper cut I have is probably an early sign of a rare and untreatable disease
3. desserts are better with sprinkles
4. mug cake recipes will never turn out the way someone else says they do… or taste halfway decent for that matter
5. mason jars make everything cuter
I can’t have oats or dairy at the moment and I feel like every food blogger that exists has posted about overnight oats at some point, so this post was almost not a post at all. However, my friend Shannon (who previously remained nameless as the barre workout buddy who bailed at the very last minute) has been hounding me about making overnight oats in a mason jar because, well, bitches love mason jars. Being the sweet & hungry friend-who-can’t-even-eat-this that I am, I finally agreed so that I can get through my workday without her asking me about oatmeal.
I used to actually make this several times a week because it’s super quick and easy to whip up before bed using whatever ingredients you have on hand, and is a great alternative to regular hot oats when it’s already 90 degrees outside at 8am. Aside from throwing a decent amount of the main ingredients in a jar, there’s really not much else to it and after making it a million times, I’ve decided it’s pretty impossible to screw this up. If all else fails, add a dollop of nut butter on top the next day and problem solved.
For this jar, I used:
1/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup oats
1 tbs. chia seeds
a dash of cinnamon
Mix it all together & let it sit overnight. In the morning, add whatever fruit and nut butter you’d like… or maybe even some granola or a crumbled muffin.
…Or hand it over to your friend to enjoy while you eat a plain egg scrambled in the work microwave, a banana and black coffee, and give her the side eye while she eats it.