This recipe is the easiest recipe, yet soooooo fun to make! It was so easy I wasn’t for sure if I should post it, but I had a lot of people interested…..sooooo here we are!
I always share what a crazy schedule I have, or crazy life I have. It definitely is that, but the best life a girl could ask for. I haven’t been this happy in a long time! My best friend said I was in a good place, I am so happy to be there for sure! Why are my days so crazy? I have a fun full-time job, and well- running a foodie website is a full-time gig too.
For my day job I travel from audit to audit, so my car is technically my office. The negative side, or difficult side to that….avoiding fast food, and trying to make better food choices. I carry snacks with me which usually consist of almonds and a bag of Chex mix cereal, and I always have water available. I do sometimes carry a cooler with me, and pack fun wraps, or travel friendly meals. I eat while driving, so I need to find safe driving food. Wraps are great, apples are not messy, tortilla chips….you get the idea! For breakfast, I get bored with granola bars, and sometimes forget to eat breakfast…oops! BUT if I can find a fun breakfast idea, maybe I wouldn’t forget the most important meal of the day. I believe I have found that fun breakfast idea, I was soooooo happy this morning!
I read a lot of posts of overnight oatmeal prepared in a peanut butter jar. They put the oats and the milk, then refrigerate, and heat in microwave the next morning. When you use a peanut butter jar, you are getting the the little bit of peanut butter from the jar mixed in your oatmeal. I think it is an extremely creative idea!
The problem for me, I do not have a microwave and I am not a huge fan of peanut butter. I am huge lover of honey though. The honey jar is glass, so it could be heated in a boiling pot of water. So now this fun idea is totally doable in my house, YAY!
BUT then my mind went to my busy schedule, and no time to sit down and eat the oatmeal. So I changed it up a bit, and made oatmeal bars to travel with. I wrapped one in a piece of wax paper, and I was off!
A fun, quick and easy breakfast full of flavor!
10 minsPrep Time
20 minsCook Time
In a 35 oz honey jar, add old fashioned oats, and almond milk. Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small cassorole dish or 8 x 8 pan, spray with cooking spray. Pour overnight oats in the dish, mix in mashed banana and cardamom. You may need a few more oats, it should be thick, not too soupy. You could do 1/2 cup less of milk in jar, or add 1/2 cup quick oats before you cook the oatmeal.
Bake oats for 20 minutes, it will have a dry appearance on top, and baked around edges. You can cut into bars and travel with!
I will take a picture of me traveling with the oatmeal bar tomorrow and add it later. It may sound unsafe, but I promise I am truly a “Safety Girl!”
AND like I promised….but a few days late….a picture of me traveling with the delicious oatmeal! I ate it cold, and loved that. I also reheated a piece under my broiler, and topped it with some honey….AMAZING!!!
Have you had baked oatmeal before?
Have you had overnight oatmeal before?
Do you like oatmeal, and what is your favorite way to prepare oatmeal?