Breakfast for the Busy: Peanut Butter Swirl Overnight Oats
As many of you know, I'm not a big breakfast eater, as I don't wake up well (serious snoozer) and I don't wake up hungry. But I'm trying more and more to start my days with balanced, protein packed meals because it's hard to argue with science - it's a lot of glucose level mumbo jumbo, but the 5 reasons for 'why eating the right breakfast is so important' outlined in this article are hard to argue with.
And I looove overnight oats because they are 1. easy 2. delicious 3. healthy 4. never boring. Mine usually involve peanut butter, but there is no shortage of fruit/nut combos. See simple recipe and directions below (both of which adapted from The Minimalist Baker). :)
Peanut Butter Swirl Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (I prefer natural and salted)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup oats
- Banana (or fruit of choice) + additional pb/chia seeds if desired
- Combine almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and honey and stir with spoon. No need for peanut butter to be fully mixed. Add oats and stir again, making sure that all oats are submerged in almond milk. Cover securely with lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Garnish with your toppings du jour, and enjoy!