Great Indoors: Easy oatmeal perfect for busy mornings (video)Another school year is upon us, and you swear this is the year the kids will get out of bed early and have a decent breakfast – none of this racing out the door with a waffle that’s half frozen in the middle (pretty easy to Leggo that Eggo).
By: Tracy Briggs, INFORUM
Another school year is upon us, and you swear this is the year the kids will get out of bed early and have a decent breakfast – none of this racing out the door with a waffle that’s half frozen in the middle (pretty easy to Leggo that Eggo).
If you have kids who love to sleep in or are simply too tired from a night of homework (or texting), it’s not easy to get breakfast down their gullets.
While perusing Pinterest the other day, I found a post from Betty Crocker that piqued my interest.
Colorful Overnight Oatmeal sneaks the nutrition of oatmeal into my yogurt-loving kids without even having to boil water. Best of all, you prepare them the night before when you’re not in such a rush.
Get the kids to pick their favorite flavors and fruit and mix them together. In the morning, they’re easy to grab. Full of fiber, protein and fruit, these aren’t a bad start to the morning.
Because you make them in Mason jars, they also make for a pretty and colorful display for a weekend brunch. Each guest can grab a fruit of their choosing.
I made strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, peach and orange Creamsicle. (If you want to be extra indulgent, throw in some decadent mix-ins, such as chocolate chips, marshmallows or coconut. Nothing says breakfast like s’mores right?)
This one is embarrassingly easy, but it’s back-to-school time. We have enough to think about.
Colorful Overnight Oatmeal
6-ounce container of yogurt (I used Yoplait, and any kind or flavor except the Whips variety works)
¼ cup uncooked old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
½ cup fruit, your choice
Mix the yogurt, oatmeal, and ¼ cup fruit into Mason jar. Seal lid and chill for at least eight hours.
Before serving, put the other ¼ cup of fruit on top. Eat within three days of making.
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