How is everyone doing on their new year’s resolutions? Going strong? Already struggling? Mine are a bit of a mixed bag, but one that I’m nailing so far this year are healthy breakfasts.
I’m happy with healthy options at breakfast, but if I don’t plan ahead, I’m more likely to just grab a slice of toast or a bowl of cereal. So, one of my goals for the year is to keep planning ahead. When I saw that this month’s #ImprovChallenge was Oats and Honey, I knew overnight oats would be on the menu.
These are ridiculously easy to prep – about 5 minutes and you’ll have breakfast for the week ready to go, which makes them an ideal make-ahead breakfast. A lot of people like to put the oats into smaller mason jars to make them portable – I prefer mine in a larger jar. We tend not to eat on the go, and this makes it easier to portion out – more for me, smaller servings for the kids.
The #ImprovCookingChallenge is a monthly blogging event where two ingredients are assigned to a month. Bloggers can make any recipe they like as long as it features the two ingredients. If you are a blogger and would like to join us, please visit our Facebook page. You can also read more about the event on our our home page
If you’d like to see previous creations, check out our Pinterest board.
- Honey Oat Pan Rolls by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Apple Crisp Baked Oatmeal by Simply Inspired Meals
- Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Oil Free and Eggless Granola by Cook with Renu
- Peanut Butter and Honey Oatmeal Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite A Whiskered Accomplice
- Apple & Honey Overnight Oats by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Honey Oatmeal Pancakes by Palatable Pastime
- Sugarfree Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins by Sizzling Tastebuds
- Honey Oatmeal Bread by Cookaholic Wife
- Oats & Honey Porridge by Sneha’s Recipe
- Anzac Biscuits by Pandemonium Noshery
- Honey Oat Smoothie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple & Honey Overnight Oats
(adapted from Busy Being Jennifer)
2 cups of steel cut oatmeal
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 apple, grated
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. honey
For topping: chopped apples, additional honey, additional milk
In a bowl, mix together everything except the toppings. Transfer to whatever you’re storing it in, cover and refrigerate.
When serving, mix in additional milk if you want a thinner consistency, and top with chopped apples and additional honey.