Tired of skipping breakfast because you don’t have enough time in the morning? Here’s a “stay-on-track” tip for a better breakfast when you’re in a hurry.
Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours (inactive)
Yield: about 1 ½ cups oatmeal (2 servings)
Before you go to bed at night, combine the following ingredients in a glass jar:
- ¼ cup steel cut oats
- 1 cup of water
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- a spoonful of maple syrup
Loosely cover the jar and place in a slow cooker. Fill with water to just below the edge of the jar, close the slow cooker, and set on low heat for 8 hours.
Then go to bed.
In the morning, grab your jar, a spoon, and go!
If you’d like, add variety to your mornings with different spices, fruit, nuts or seeds, almond butter or peanut butter, coconut butter or coconut flakes, nut milk – whatever you like – just before leaving the house.