Don’t be sad…
I LOVE when my favorite nut butter jars get low… It means oats in a jar!!
I just whip up a good batch of oats, and pour it into the jar. It’s oats in a jar (OIAJ)! Be careful if the jar is not glass. If the oats are really hot, the plastic will melt!!
I love my pumpkin oats in sunflower butter.
Strawberry Banana Oats
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 1 cup water or milk of choice (I do 1/2 water and 1/2 almond milk)
- 1/2 banana
- 3-4 large strawberries
Cook oats, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and water or milk in a saucepan until oats are tender and chia seeds are nice and gelled. When oats are finished, stir in strawberries and banana. I usually add a little more milk at the end to cool it some and so that the oats aren’t so thick. As always, I topped with granola!
You can cook this in a microwave. It is quicker, but I don’t think it is as good. However, during the week I cook my oats in the microwave.
Add in oats, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, any other seasonings, and water/milk. Cook on high for 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir. Cook another minute. Watch this carefully because it can (and will) boil over. Trust me. Stir and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute or until oats are done. Add in fruit, pumpkin, or whatever filling and toppings you desire!
What are you all up to this weekend?? We have a fun dinner party tomorrow!!