My new favorite thing right now is over night oatmeal in a jar. I'm hesitant to call it oatmeal (even though it is clearly made from oats) as you don't cook it and it's served cold. It's more like how I imagine porridge. But don't be dissuaded by either name because whatever you choose to call it it's delicious.
I started out making this dish with banana. The ultimate variation would be peanut butter and banana. But tonight I made a peach version to use the beautiful fresh peaches we picked up from a local orchard this weekend.
Overnight Peach Porridge (cause "porridge" just sounds better here)
1/2 cup raw oats (I use traditional Quaker Instant, because that's what I have)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (regular milk or half and half would also be delicious)
1/4 cup yogurt (I've been using Fiber One Vanilla and it's wonderful! The perfect amount of sweet.)
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
The add ons:
1 tbsp. peach butter (like apple butter, dark and tangy, but I bet peach preserves would work too)
1 fresh peach, diced
Combine first 5 ingredients in a jar or resealable container. Mix well. Top with fruit. Cover and refrigerate over night. Eat and enjoy! I just can't express how fresh and delicious this is. I've been taking it to work for lunch and look forward to it all morning.
And like I mentioned above, you can vary your add ons - like, 1/2 banana mashed into the oatmeal and 1 tbsp of peanut butter. Or honey and walnuts. Or blueberry preserves and fresh blueberries.
Tonight- I made one for me and one for my husband. For his, I doubled some of the portions- the oats, milk, and yogurt, and peach butter, but left everything else the same.
Mmmmmm. I'm already excited for tomorrow!