Monday, June 9

Sunbutter Overnight Oats

I wish I had the time and skill to create beautiful blog posts full of high quality, professional looking photos and amazing recipes. But that's not what this blog is all about.

This blog is a little more "real" since I don't have time to setup beautiful food photography shots or try out tons of different recipes until it's perfect. I might have time to put the ingredients in one shot, or put everything on a colorful place mat, but that's usually it!

The recipes I make are exactly what I feed my family. The photos I post are taken right before we EAT! So, when a toddler and preschooler are whining for food, the photo is going to be....let's just say...REAL.

Since life is so busy, I appreciate fast and healthy food, just as I know you do.  

So, I give you my favorite breakfast of the moment. 

Sunbutter Overnight Oats

This "mix and eat recipe" is super easy, healthy, and it tastes like a cool, creamy treat. I eat it for breakfast a few times a week, and I even eat a few spoonfuls at night sometimes if I'm hungry before bed.

I also love this because I make it the night before work, pop it in my work bag, and I know I'll have a healthy breakfast to eat right when I sit down at my desk.

The night before, you start with an empty Sunbutter jar like this. Actually, I like a little more leftover Sunbutter in the jar than is pictured.
overnight oats sunbutter flaxseed

You gather your ingredients: Sunbutter, soymilk, quick oats and ground flaxseed.
overnight oats sunbutter flaxseed

Measure the ingredients the first time, and wing it once you know how much to put in the next time!
oatmeal sunbutter

The next morning, your oats are perfectly creamy and ready to eat. I like taking the jar to work with toppings like coconut yogurt or a banana.
overnight oats

It's not the prettiest picture, I know, but it's a perfectly delicious breakfast!!
overnight oats sunbutter flaxseed

Here's the recipe:

Sunbutter Overnight Oats

  • 1 jar "empty" Sunbutter (you know, the kind where there's a little left in the jar but not enough to spread on a sandwich)
  • 1 cup soymilk (The soymilk give this a sweet taste. If you use no sugar soymilk, you may want to add a little sweetness to this with maple syrup or honey).
  • 1 cup quick oats (make sure they're not steel cut or whole oats as the texture won't be as creamy after soaking overnight)
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Toppings: I use banana, but it's also fun to add yogurt, berries or other fruit.
Mix all ingredients together the night before.  Add toppings right before you eat this creamy concoction!

Are you an overnight oats fan? How do you like to eat your oats?

Sunbutter did not sponsor this post. We eat it every day in our house! This post includes Amazon affiliate links which means if you buy something through them I receive a few cents, at no cost to you.


Diane said...

Your photos are beautiful and your recipes are amazing enough for us REAL people out here Kathryn! This looks yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

we appreciate the share, photo or not! This looks yummy!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Thanks Diane! :)

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Feedthemsafely - thanks! I guess that's one of the points of this blog...sharing ideas, good photos or not! ;)

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