Overnight Oats in Jars—5 Ways

Breakfast Vegan Oats in Jars

Breakfast Oats in Jars are so simple and easy to make for a quick breakfast as you can prepare them the night before. In the morning simply add any extra toppings and take it to work for an easy breakfast. 

Oats are an Eczema Detox ingredient that has many health benefits... 

The health benefits:

Oats are a good source of vitamin E, zinc, potassium, manganese and silica which is an essential mineral for strengthening connective tissue in the skin. 

The oat fibres (beta glucans) work to feed our intestinal bacteria, which helps to support and nourish the healthy bacteria in our large intestine.

If you are Celiac or cannot handle oats you could replace them with cooked quinoa or rice flakes. 

Non-dairy milks

Dairy-free milk options that can be used in these recipes include rice milk, soy milk, oat milk and cashew milk. Always check the ingredients list for potential irritants such as seaweed and carrageen. Acceptable (eczema-friendly) ingredients include calcium, sunflower oil and sea salt. 

Below are 5 different ways to make this recipe, and each one provides a single serving for one person. 

The portion of oats used will depend on your appetite, typically 1/2 - 1 cup of oats are used for overnight oats and equal parts to dairy-free milk of choice (such as rice milk or cashew nut milk).

BASE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of GF oats (depending on appetite)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (equal parts to the portion of oats chosen)
  • Eczema friendly ingredients of choice such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, banana, carob powder, poppy seeds and raw cashew nuts (for the complete list of eczema-friendly ingredients, see the Eczema Detox)

METHOD

  • In a jar, stir together the oats, milk and ingredients of choice (but not banana or cashews, add these in the morning). Cover with a lid or cling wrap and place it into the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, add extra milk and top with additional eczema friendly toppings of choice, such as banana, papaya or crushed raw cashew (or refer to the notes, below). Enjoy!

Or choose from our following creations….

Vanilla and Pear Delight 

This recipe is FID friendly (Food Intolerance Diagnosis program from The Eczema Detox).

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of GF oats (or normal oats if you are not gluten intolerant)        
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (equal parts to oats, choose from rice milk, oat milk or cashew milk if you are not allergic to nuts)
  • 3/4 cup of cubed peeled pear
  • 1/4 teaspoon of real vanilla essence/paste
  • 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup

METHOD

  • Cook the cubed pears in a dash of maple syrup on medium heat until lightly browned and soft (alternatively you can use fresh uncooked cubed pear). Leave to cool.
  • In a jar or bowl, add oats, milk, vanilla and maple syrup and stir until combined.
  • When pears are cooled place them on top of the oat mixture, cover with a lid or cling wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • In the morning top the oats with any additional toppings of choice such as flaxseeds.  We have topped this jar with fried pear which has been cooked in a non-stick frying pan with a little rice bran oil and pure maple syrup. 

Apple Pie Dream 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of GF oats                       
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (equal parts to oats)
  • 3/4 cup of cubed peeled red delicious or golden delicious apple
  • 1/4 teaspoon of real vanilla essence or paste
  • 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of flaxseeds 

METHOD

  • Place cubed apple into a pot with just enough filtered water to cover and bring to the boil. Let the apple simmer until it begins to soften. Strain and place back on the heat with a dash of maple syrup and cook until slightly browned.  Leave to cool.
  • In a jar or bowl, add oats, milk, vanilla, flaxseeds and maple syrup and stir until combined.
  • When the apples are cooled place them on top of the oat mixture, cover with a lid or cling wrap and store in the fridge overnight. 
  • In the morning, add a little extra milk and any additional toppings such as crushed cashew nuts. We have topped this jar with dehydrated sliced golden delicious apple. 

Papaya Sunrise Oat Jar

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of GF oats                       
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (equal parts to oats)
  • 1/2 cup of mashed papaya
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoon of pure maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of Celtic sea salt

METHOD

  • Place all ingredients together in a jar or bowl. Stir until combined (a little extra milk may be needed to absorb chia seeds).  
  • Cover with a lid or cling wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning add extra milk and additional toppings such as fresh papaya slices, cashew nut butter or cashew nut cream and chia seeds. 

Omega 3 Booster

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of GF oats                       
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (equal parts to oats)
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of ground flaxseeds
  • 2 teaspoon of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence or paste

METHOD

  • Place all ingredients together into a jar or bowl. Stir until combined (a little extra milk may be needed to hydrate the chia seeds).  
  • Cover with a lid or cling wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning add extra milk and some fresh fruit such as sliced banana (image shown above). 

Banana and Carob Bliss

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 - 1 cup of GF oats                       
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of dairy-free milk of choice (equal parts to oats)
  • 1/2 a banana (mashed) 
  • 1 tablespoon of carob powder 
  • 1-2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of crushed cashew nuts
  • extra banana for frying

METHOD

  • Place all ingredients together in a jar or bowl. Stir until combined.  
  • Cover with a lid or cling wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning add extra milk and additional toppings such as carob kibble or cashew nut butter. We topped this one with fried banana which was fried in a non-stick frying with a little rice bran oil and pure maple syrup.  

NOTES

If you are making Breakfast Oats for the family, this recipe can be made into a much larger batch and placed in a big container for the following morning. Each family member can top with their favourite ingredients. 

Skin Friend AM can be stirred into your oats in the morning. 

Products 

At Eczema Life, we recommend nutritionist Karen Fischer's low food chemical program (The Eczema Detox) along with additive-free supplements for skin health and wellbeing. Click on the images to view more details:

    

 Photos and recipe by Katie Layland 


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