Overnight Oats

Have you made overnight oats yet? I’ve been making it for years, but noticed it’s been gaining popularity online recently.

Oats are high in fiber and can help lower cholesterol. They also contain protein as well as vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium. And they are gluten-free too, provided you buy the right ones. Many brands of oats possibly come into contact with wheat, so if you need to eat GF, look for oats that have GF marked right on the package. Bob’s Red Mill and Trader Joes both sell GF-certified oats.

The overnight oats concept is really simple and customizable. The night before (or several hours before you plan to eat it) you mix your rolled oats with milk (or another liquid) and let it all sit. The oats soak up the liquid, soften, and expand, without any cooking involved.

Before adding almond milk

You can take it to the next level by adding in yogurt, fruit, and spices like cinnamon or vanilla extract. It may take you a couple times to decide how much of each ingredient you want to use. For my overnight oats, I like to use a cup of rolled oats, half a banana (sliced),1 tablespoon of honey, and about a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.

Whatever ingredients you choose, I recommend stirring the mixture well before letting it sit, and again before you eat it.

All ready to eat the next morning

A tupperware-type container with a lid will work for overnight oatmeal, but I like to use my mason jars for as much as possible, including these oats. Why? Because they look cool and are fun, obviously! 😉

Eat your oats straight from the jar…
or spoon/pour them into a bowl.
How do you eat your oats?
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Baked Pancakes = Genius Idea

I can’t believe I never thought of this! This Saturday we attended a birthday party for my nephews, and my SIL always does a fantastic job on the food and decorations. She served up baked pancakes, and the idea blew me away. Hubby likes pancakes. I like pancakes. But I don’t like making pancakes. I can usually only make two at a time in my skillet. I’m terrible at flipping them, and they usually end up lopsided and weird-looking, or just plain burnt.

Baking pancakes is such a simple, quick idea! Pour your batter into a greased pan, pop in the oven at 425°, and bake for about 25 minutes (time is just an estimate, and my oven sucks, so make sure you check). When a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean, it’s done!

Can you guess what we had for dinner tonight?

My Baked Pancakes
Do you like breakfast food for dinner? If so, what’s your favorite dish?

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