Although the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean your cravings are miraculously gone. And even though I want to get back on track, I still need my treats. I don’t know about you, but I definitely still need cookies! That’s why you’re going to love these Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats in a Jar- they’re healthy for you, but taste like raisin oatmeal cookies!
That is also the reason this on-the-go breakfast is the ideal compromise: a quick, make-ahead breakfast that’s perfect for busy weekday mornings when you need a grab-and-go breakfast. And because these overnight oats are made with naturally sweet California Raisins, you likely won’t need as much added sweetener. So, go ahead and indulge, guilt-free!
Overnight Oats in a Jar
This overnight oats in a jar recipe is made with California raisins, the best raisins in the world, so you can be sure you’re getting your sweet fix the natural and healthy way. And because these Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats are both healthy and easy to make, I’m sure that they’ll earn a place on your regular breakfast rotation, as they have on mine!
Health Benefits of Oats
This Healthy Overnight Oats recipe with California Raisins is healthy not only because oats are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, but because soaking oats helps the starches break down and reduces the phytic acid, helping your body utilize the oats’ nutrients much more efficiently. This also makes them easier to digest than cooked oats, which is especially helpful for people with dietary sensitivities. Overnight oats absorb the liquid during the night, softening them in the same way cooking softens them, without the work of actually cooking them. You can read more HERE.
Even if you are trying to lose those few extra holiday pounds, it’s still important to eat breakfast. Overnight oats are a great breakfast option because they digest slowly, making you feel full longer. Oats are also a whole grain and are high in soluble fibre.
Easy Overnight Oats
These easy Overnight Oats take about 10 minutes to prep and you can quickly throw them together while making lunches for the next day. And even if you’re still working from home, they’re an ideal breakfast or mid-morning snack. While I’m working from home and my kids are doing online school, they quickly grab a jar out of the fridge on their morning break. And when they go back to real life school, as they say, you can throw one in their lunch bag or they can even eat it on the way to the bus in the morning. Easy-peasy!
And if you love raisins like I do, be sure to visit California Raisins for more great ideas for baking, cooking and snacking with raisins. And don’t forget to check out my other raisin recipes:
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Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats in a Jar
- 2 cups uncooked rolled oats - old fashioned (not quick)
- 3 tbsp brown sugar (¾ tbsp per each jar)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tsp chia seeds
- ¾ cup California raisins
- 2 and ¾ cups low-fat milk * I use 1 % milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp butter extract
- In each of the 4 small glass jars, place ½ cup of oats, ¾ tbsp brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp of chia seeds. Divide raisins evenly by 4 and add to jars.
- In a measuring cup, add vanilla and butter extract to milk.
- Pour milk over the oat/raisin mixture.
- Stir gently to mix.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight (about 8 hours)
- In the morning, enjoy cold right out of the fridge, or remove lids and warm in microwave for about 30 seconds.