Breakfast in a Jar
There used to be a restaurant on Queen Street West in Toronto that specialized in wraps. I don’t think it’s there anymore. I had a simple and very memorable meal there. It was sweet, salty, nutty, creamy and provided me with a ton of fuel for an afternoon of shopping.
It was an ooey gooey peanut butter, honey and banana wrap. It was about 12 years ago and I still remember it vividly.
I have read on several “healthy living” blogs about overnight oats. As I’ve mentioned before, oats are my most favourite food.
If you’ve ever had muesli, you will recognize overnight oats as essentially the same thing.
I’ve seen these overnight oats made in the remnants of a nut butter jar so that all the leftover gooey nut butter gets absorbed into the oats.
I decided to give it a try, and I thought I would try to get that peanut butter and banana flavour I love into the oats.
So I give you, Sunflower Seed Butter and Banana Overnight Oats in a Jar
Makes a single serving
1/3 c uncooked raw rolled oats
1/3 c plain yogurt (I used non-fat – more protein)
1/3 c nonfat milk
remainder of sunflower seed butter jar (I’m generously guessing 2 tbsp)
Before hitting the hay the night before, slice half a banana. Measure and mix the first 3 ingredients. Add the banana slices and, if you don’t have an almost empty jar of sunflower seed (or any nut) butter, add it here too.
Combine and refrigerate overnight.
Enjoy a fast and nutritious breakfast in the morning. Feel free to add toppings of your choice.
I may add a drizzle of honey though the banana was very ripe so I think it may be too sweet with the honey.
Per serving as written above
19 grams protein
18 g fat (4 g saturated fat)
6 g fiber
48 g carbohydrates
Good source of calcium!
Try it and let me know how you like it. I’m gonna try a more traditional muesli with apples and raisins next.