Breakfast in a Jar

April 23, 2013

in Gluten Free, Healthy Breakfast, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks

Breakfast in a Jar

This is a quick and easy breakfast you make the night before in 5 minutes flat! Store in the fridge, and enjoy in the morning! I’ve been addicted to this for the past week, and love how filling it is.  I’ve also switched up the mashed banana for a few pieces of frozen mango.  You can use whatever fruit you like.

Breakfast in a Jar

Makes 1 serving


2 Tbsp old fashioned oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, mashed
1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt
2 tsp natural peanut butter (or any nut butter, or even coconut spread)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
20 drops stevia, I used NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops


In a mason jar, combine all ingredients. Add additional milk if it seems too thick. Close jar tightly, shake vigorously, and place in fridge to set overnight.

Stir and enjoy in the morning!

Nutrition (entire recipe)   Calories: 298   Fat: 10g   Carbs: 34 g   Sugars: 7 g   Fiber: 9 g   Sodium: 260 mg   Protein: 20 g

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  • B

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  • B

    Hi! This recipe looks delicious but I am lactose – do you have any suggestions to replace the yogurt? Thank you.

    • Kristine Fretwell

      You could try a non-dairy yogurt like coconut yogurt, or even soy yogurt. You could also just skip the yogurt all together and add 1/2 cup extra liquid instead (like almond milk). It will still thicken up with the oats/chia.

    • Lara

      I do this all the time without yogurt. I just add more liquid. (I usually do 1/3c oats, 1/3c almond milk, 1 tbsp chia. stir up, and add fruit if I want.) I sometimes even warm it up a bit in the morning. Soooo good.

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