I haven't been blogging much this summer, but that doesn't mean I don't have some cool things going on behind the scene. I joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) run by Fertile Grounds last week, so I'm cooking with local, fresh produce! I was also accepted to be a beta tester for Chef Watson! Remember the computer Watson from Jeopardy! a few years ago? That Watson! More on both in the coming weeks, because today I have a great overnight oatmeal recipe for you thanks to Samantha from This Is How We Nerd. I only know Samantha from a blogging group we both belong to, and she accepted my request for summer guest posters. Just one look at her site, and I found something fabulous, Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers!! Adding those to my "recipes to try" list right now! And today's recipe sounds quick and easy, so without further ado, here's Samantha:
Hi there “Rants From My Crazy Kitchen” readers!! My name is Samantha and I am over at “This Is How We Nerd” (previously Custom Taste). Where I not only blog about recipes and food, but also technology, frugality, gaming and everything in-between. I hope you'll come visit me sometime. Today I am lending my kitchen to Bernadette for a fun, easy and frugal recipe! Hope you all enjoy!
Overnight Oatmeal: Reusing Peanut Butter Jars
We buy a lot of peanut butter in our home, like A LOT, and it can get pretty annoying when you get the majority of it last but have the pesky sides just slathered in peanut butter. Instead of spending time scraping the remains out, make Overnight Oatmeal! You can find tons of recipes out on the interwebs (pinterest being covered in them), the one I have today is very simple and can be easily altered before leaving it overnight for the next morning. Also, these can stay in your fridge for up to 5 days. So make them on one night and have them for the rest of the week!
So, first things first, round up your ingredients.
You will need;
Slightly empty peanut butter jars (of course)
Oats (rolled, steel cut, or both)
Milk (I use almond milk because I do not like the taste of animal milks)
Anything else you may desire.
Depending on how many jars you are wanting to make you may need more or less of the ingredients. For one standard sized peanut butter jar I used about ¾ cup of milk, ¼ of a banana, ½ cup oats, 1 tsp vanilla and sprinkle of raisins.
Start by mashing up your banana and mixing with the vanilla extract and milk.
Pour about half of this mixture into the bottom of the jar.
Sprinkle in half your raisins and then add all of the oats.
Pour remaining liquid mixture on top, screw on cap and place into fridge.
That is it! Told you it was super easy peasy. No shaking or stirring required.
When grabbing your jar for breakfast, do give a little bit of a mix just so you aren't eating everything separately. I also like to add cinnamon as well for extra oopmh.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope you all will enjoy my recipe and thanks to Bernadette for letting me guest post!