I first became familiar with the concept of overnight oatmeal when I started reading the blog Carrots n’ Cake. It’s a great way to make a healthy breakfast ahead, then the next morning, grab it on your way to work or school.
Here’s how it works, when you empty a jar of peanut butter or almond butter instead of throwing it away mix oats, milk, and assorted mixings in the jar. Close the lid and set it in the fridge overnight. The oats absorb the liquid and mix with the leftover peanut butter leaving you with a healthy delicious breakfast the next morning. After making Salted Nutella Fudge, I had a jar left over. Since I’m absolutely obsessed with Nutella and can’t stand to throw even the last remaining bits away, I decided to give my own version of overnight oats a try!
The jar was calling my name! Look at all that useable delicious Nutella! In the jar I mixed together oatmeal, milk, a pinch of cinnamon. Then set it in the fridge. The next morning, here’s what I found…
yum! and so easy! It was quite delicious- oats with a touch of cinnamon and chocolate hazelnut spread. I actually heated mine up in the microwave for a couple seconds since I prefer my oatmeal hot, but this can be eaten cold too. So oats in a Nutella jar? Yes please! Now all you need is a recipe to use up all that Nutella. Might I suggest Nutella Chip Cookies or Salted Nutella Fudge. 😀
Overnight Nutella Oatmeal
1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/3 cup milk (almond, skim, 1%… you choose!0
pinch of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon or so ground flax seed (optional)
a sprinkle of sliced almonds (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in an empty Nutella jar then set in the fridge overnight. Can be eaten cold or hot. Enjoy!