Today I am sharing 5 mason jar oatmeal recipes. I did a post a few years ago showing how to use these jars for breakfast. Here’s the deal, I listed the ingredients of recipe #1 in the main part of the printable recipe. My husband and I decided we are starting to write down what we eat every day. Just so you know…I have tried every diet. I hate the word…diet. I have a birthday coming up next year and I want to be healthier and more fit by then. So today I listed the calories according to a calorie book I have in the recipe below. I know what is in these breakfast jars.
So today I listed the calories according to a calorie book I have in the recipe below. I know what is in these breakfast jars.
Save Time-Make Several Oatmeal Recipes
I know a lot of people who work out of the home will find these are a great way to make your breakfasts ahead of time, like on a Saturday, for the following week. All you do is fill the pint size mason jars with the dry ingredients you want to eat each day. Store the jars in your pantry until you are ready to eat them. When you are ready to enjoy them pour the required boiling water over the dry jar mix and replace the lid. Tighten the lid slightly and set on the counter to “cook”. These recipes do not boil over in the pan or microwave because you add the boiling water to the jar ever so carefully. Put the lid on, tighten slightly and go do a batch of laundry or get ready for work. Easy peasy.
Cooked Oatmeal Recipes Are Easy To Make
Here is the finished “cooked” breakfast. This one is recipe #1. You can even take the jar in your car and eat it when you get to work. It thickens and is yummy as is. I do not add milk to mine as some people do. I am sure you can think of many more freeze-dried fruits to add to the ingredients in your jars. I don’t add honey because it needs to be dry ingredients. They are low calorie as well as a very healthy and hearty breakfast. Of course, they are inexpensive as well.
I love Ball jars, but Kerr jars are great as well. The white lids are from Ball. You can use the lids that come with the jars, but these white ones are reusable and I use them for everything. They come in regular and wide mouth.
5 Mason Jar Oatmeal Recipes
- 1/2 cup oatmeal-dry regular rolled oats (170 calories)
- 1/4 cup raisins (55 calories)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (45 calories ) or any dry sweetener or no sweetener at all
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (6 calories)
- 1-1/4 cups boiling water
- Recipe #1 is the recipe shown above
- Recipe #2 is the recipe above plus cranberries and sliced almonds
- Recipe #3 is the recipe above but add shredded coconut and chopped pecans
- Recipe #4 is the recipe above but add one layer of freeze-dried bananas
- Recipe #5 is the recipe above but add one layer of freeze-dried apples
- Recipe #6 is the recipe above but add dehydrated peanut butter and some freeze-dried bananas
Place all of the ingredients except the boiling water in a pint mason jar. When ready to eat carefully pour the boiling water into the mason jar with this recipe or the ones below. Place the lid on and screw lightly. Set timer for 15 minutes, then wait and remove the lid and it is ready to eat.
Please note: if you use Steel Cut Oats you will need 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Everything else is the same in the recipe.