Fall in a Jar (for breakfast)

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For most of us, when it comes to breakfast, our goal is just to get something in before rushing off to put the kids on the bus, go to work, or head to the gym. It’s a big win if it’s nutritious and tastes good, too. A jar of overnight oats is one of the best breakfast options because it’s got a balance of protein and carbs, it’s extremely versatile, and best of all, you can grab it and go. I like to experiment with new varieties of this classic recipe; here are two recipes that put all those 99 cent cans of pumpkin and crisp fall apples to good use.

  1. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats 

    Base:
    1/4-1/2 cup + enough [soy, dairy, or almond] milk to make the mixture your preferred oatmeal consistency.
    Mix-ins:
    1/4 cup plain yogurt, or 1 tsp chia seeds for texture
    1 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg
    1 tsp Grade B Real Maple Syrup (can substitute honey or agave)
    Topping:
    1 golden delicious apple, sliced and sauteed in 1/2 tbsp butter and sprinkled with cinnamon
    Directions: Store in a mason jar in the fridge overnight. Heat in microwave 90 sec – 2 min in the morning.

  2. Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats 

    Base: same as above
    Mix-ins:
    1/4-1/3 cup pumpkin puree
    1/4 cup plain yogurt, or 1 tsp chia seeds for texture
    1 pinch salt*
    1 tsp each of: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
    1 tsp Grade B Real Maple Syrup
    *the salt is optional but really amplifies the pumpkin flavor since pumpkin puree has a dull flavor
    Directions: Store in a mason jar in the fridge overnight. Heat in microwave 90-100 sec or eat chilled

Enjoy!
Coach Emily

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