Overnight Oats: Peanut Butter and Jelly

This is our second version of Overnight Oats that I made just last night. If you are light us, you may be experiencing a lack of eggs, milk, and bread. I usually make my husband breakfast sandwiches every morning, but it can’t be helped. I’ve found overnight oats to be a nice and easy alternative. I mix it all together at night, and in the morning, we have a meal. This is a take on PB&J, but it utilizes raisins instead of jelly. It makes the oats have varying texture which means we’ll be able to eat more before getting bored. Feel free to adjust to your taste!

  1. In a seal-able container, add 2 cups of oats, 1 cup of raisins, 2/3 cup peanut butter, 2 Tbsp honey, and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add 2 cups of water, stir until even. Adjust to taste.
  2. Refrigerate overnight. Serve as is. Recipe make 6-8 servings

No Bake Cookies

If you are running out of project and you want to do something fun with your child, this is a great treat to make before Easter. It doesn’t take much effort and the only mistake you could make is burning the chocolate powder, so just stir continuously. If you cannot have peanut butter, you can also use almond butter, or cookie butter, or you could just exclude the peanut butter, but your cookies will be a little looser.

  1. In a sauce pan, mix 1/2 cup milk, 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 cup (1/2 stick) of butter. Heat until everything is evenly mixed and hot.
  2. Once hot, remove from heat and mix in 1 tsp vanilla, 3 cups of oatmeal, and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Once mixed, line a cookie sheet with wax paper and dollop out cookies. Let cool for 15 minutes before eating. Makes about 20 cookies.

Overnight Oats: Peaches and Cream

Overnight oats is a great way to make a large breakfast that will last the rest of the week. I used a rather large Rubbermaid bowl, and this will easily be Josh’s breakfast for the rest of the week (4-5 meals). This was my first time making these, but I know many people love them as quick and easy meal prep for the next morning. This was a recipe I made, a version of peaches and cream. If you want to make your own flavor, you should, just start with the milk and oats base, and reduce the fractions if you are just trying it.

  1. In a large seal-able bowl, mix 2 cups oats, 2 cups milk, 1 can of peaches with juice, 2 tsp vanilla, and 3 Tbsp honey to taste. Stir until everything is mixed. Cover and refrigerate until morning.
  2. In the morning, just serve your desired amount, then seal and return remaining oats to the fridge.

Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a nutritious and filling meal. I used to eat oatmeal regularly when I was in college. I would make 2 packets of apple cinnamon oatmeal in a huge mug, add dried cranberries, and microwave till hot. It was so quick and easy, it was a great breakfast or late night snack. This recipe is the adult version of that quick meal. You’ll have to add your own apples and cinnamon compared to the packaged stuff, but it’s much easier to control how sweet you want it, and how much of each ingredient you want. This bowl is made with one serving of oatmeal, but I can’t finish that much myself. Josh can finish that much, but it all depends on the person. Enjoy!

  1. Place 1/2 cup of quick oats in your choice bowl. Add 1 cup of water, and microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Dice up 1/2 of an apple and add to hot oatmeal. Add about 1/4 cup of dried cranberries and add 1/2 Tbsp of ground cinnamon. Stir. Add 1 Tbsp of syrup to taste, stir and serve.