This recipe has been updated from the original January 2016 version in order to provide a better experience for our readers.
Mason jars filled with Maple Spiced Chia Overnight Oats have become a favorite road trip breakfast in our family. I originally whipped up a batch when we went on a little jaunt to San Francisco with mum, and they have been requested so many times since, that I just had to share.
Living on the other side of the world from my mum has been pretty hard. She makes an effort to come over every 6 months or so, which is just lovely, and so much easier than me trying to pop over there with all three kids!! San Fran has always been on her bucket list forever, so last time she came we traded a trip for some babysitting services (2 whole nights away by ourselves woo-hoo).
I had 5 minutes left before we left on our road trip and decided to whip up a couple of jars of chia overnight oats so we didn’t have to eat out for every. single. meal. As much as I love eating out, I always tend to feel gross and greedy if we do it for every meal. And it is so easy to put together a make ahead breakfast!
They were so scrumptious they instantly became the new favourite breakfast request around here, only second to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. They are perfect for busy mornings, and my hubby, who is a staunch ‘too rushed for breakfast‘ kinda man, has been asking for some extras to eat at work – unheard of!
Get the kids to make their own chia overnight oats:
- Have them add the oats and milk to the jars;
- Put out an array of toppings and let them choose their own;
- In the mornings let them go to the fridge and get out their own little jar.
I can guarantee they are more likely to gobble up every last bite if they had a hand in the process!
Do yourself a favour and add this great make ahead breakfast to your next meal prep Sunday. They will make breakfast a breeze and keep little bellies full for longer. And don’t forget the mason jars, they are a must for the cuteness factor alone.
The Healthy Home Cook has a great Apple Pie Overnight Oats recipe you should check out, and I have some more jar based recipes if you too have a penchant for breakfast in a jar:
I love to hear from you, so be sure to pop back and leave a comment once you try them out, or pin to your breakfast board for later. Happy eating!
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp frozen mixed berries
Add the chia seeds, oats and cinnamon to a small mason jar. Pop on the lid and give it a good shake to combine the ingredients
Pour in the maple syrup and coconut milk, top with frozen berries. Put the lid back on and pop into the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight
Add some flaked coconut and hemp seeds to serve, and away you go
I have included enough ingredients for just one serving, if you want more, just add the same amount to each mason jar. Keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.