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Grab-and-Go Oats

May 28, 2019 02:22PM ● By Donna Production
By Momma Chef

Want a great way to kick-start your family’s busy day? Wake up to enjoy a delicious and healthy oatmeal breakfast. This is my kids’ favorite overnight oats recipe. It doesn’t hurt that they think it’s cool to eat out of a mason jar.

The presentation is so beautiful that these jars of oatmeal can be served at a fancy brunch or just for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. You can even make several at a time; they keep for about two days in the refrigerator.

Nothing beats using fresh fruit. I love to add blueberries, bananas, and strawberries. Feel free to switch up the fruit according to what’s in season and your children’s preferences.

5-Minute Overnight Oats


• 1 16 oz. container of strawberries
• 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (Use gluten-free oats if making gluten-free recipe.)
• 2 cups milk of your choice (I like using plain almond milk.)
• 2 teaspoons chia seeds, optional but highly recommended
• 2 small packages of blueberries
• ¼ cup maple syrup


1. Slice the strawberries into quarters.

2. Layer the oats, milk, chia seeds, blueberries, strawberries, and maple syrup into four mason jars with lids.

3. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight or for at least six hours.

4. When ready to eat, stir and enjoy!

Serves: 4

Karen Nochimowski, the mom behind, has loved cooking for as long as she can remember. After her friends and family begged to be let in on her culinary secrets, she decided to create a blog featuring the quick, easy recipes everyone loved. Every recipe has only six or fewer ingredients and takes only six or fewer minutes to prepare.