Summer is quietly coming to an end and while that means the temperatures and humidity will be fading like the long, summer days, it also signifies the start of the school year. Getting back into the routine of pickups and drop-offs, class schedules, fall sports, and busy mornings can be an adjustment. If you are like me, getting a quick, healthy breakfast myself is difficult enough, but preparing for other grabbing hands leaves you needing quick recipes for healthy, happy kids and spouses.
A family go-to for a delicious meal with minimal input is: Crock Pot Overnight Oats. Oatmeal provides significant source of vitamins and daily nutrition for you to make it a regular occurrence. I like to throw in a bit more protein and a dash of sweet to make it even more protein rich and stave off mid-morning hunger. This is great for adults and children alike. It can be an on-the-go meal using recycled to-go containers or coffee mugs. Also, feel free to go crazy and through some berries or fruit on top when serving for a dash of colorful flavor. Check out the recipe below, it is now something we have ready every morning at OmniRest!
Overnight Almond Butter and Honey Oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2-3 tablespoons flavorful honey
- In a 4-cup glass measuring jug, stir together the water, milk, steel-cut oatmeal and salt. Place in a large slow-cooker, add enough cold water to come halfway up the side of the jug (less is fine, because there’s so little evaporation with a slow-cooker), switch on “low” and go to bed.
- In the morning, stir in the almond butter and honey. There will be a tablespoon’s worth of grain clumped together at the bottom of the glass jug; it is fully cooked, though, and needs only to be mixed in. Serve. You’ll have a halo of warmth around you for the rest of the morning.
- Serves 2 – 3 of your favorite people. Enjoy!
Recipe and photo courtesy of Food52. Check out the website for even more deliciously inspired recipes to try.