Easy 3 layer breakfast jars with fresh fruit and a sweet surprise.
Friday! The weekend! It’s really (almost) here! Although, weekends tend to fly by then it’s Monday again. Not that I’m complaining.
Okay, just a little bit.
Mondays and well, all weekdays, tend to bring slightly hectic mornings. I always find myself RUNNING out the door on weekday mornings. And it’s not that I wake up late, I’m a morning bird for sure. But, I get so caught up in responding to emails, prepping posts, and reading other blogs that inspire me. Can you blame me? There’s just so much pretty out there in the blogosphere! Wait, is that even an acceptable term anymore? I don’t even remember the last time I heard someone say that.
Okay, back to being rushed on weekday mornings. Can you guess what ends up happening on the days I’m running out the door like there’s no tomorrow? I have to take my breakfast on the go – like I’m sure many of you have to do, too. So, now I get to tell you about my new solution – whipping up these 3 layer breakfast jars the night before. Then I just grab and go! What a dream!
3 Layer Breakfast Jars
Any breakfast – scratch that, MEAL – that can be prepped a day in advance is right up my alley. It’s so much easier to just pop into the fridge and grab my cute little breakfast jar than anything else, really. Now, I do make green smoothies about 3-4 times per week, but nothing beats a breakfast that’s ready to go even before I am.
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon honey
3/4 cup oats
1 cup blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup strawberries & blackberries
1. Mix all first layer ingredients together in one bowl and let sit overnight.
2. For the second layer, heat blackberries and sugar over medium-low heat until liquid/syrup forms, about 15 minutes. Strain out the syrup.
3. Let cool, then mix 2 tablespoons of the syrups with your plain greek yogurt until combined.
4. Mix all third layer ingredients together in one bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes, then stir again. Let sit overnight.
5. Add three layers to a jar and top off with fresh berries.
The key here is to prep everything the night before, especially because the first & third layers need to combine in the fridge for at least a few hours.
*Makes 2-3 servings
Have you tried out any breakfast recipes that can be prepped the night before? Do share!