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Breakfast Jars

That term might not resonate with you, but it will once you try them! Breakfast jars are an easy way to have that morning energy ready to go! You can even make lunches this way too. These jars of deliciousness give you layers to love! Mornings are hectic enough, so try one of these delicious breakfast jar recipes today!


I love, love, love raspberries! Every year as far back as I can remember being on my own, I have made raspberry freezer jam. It was my first claim to cooking! I grew up watching my Granny make jams and jellies of all kinds, and I remember it was a long process…or it seemed to me as a kid! With new health benefits of chia seeds emerging, adding them to the raspberry jam only makes it that much better! This version is super quick and easy! You can make jam anytime! Overnight oats and raspberry chia jam, makes this breakfast jar easy!



2 Servings

Raspberry Chia Jam

1 cup fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chia seeds


Combine cleaned raspberries, honey, and lemon juice in a bowl. Using a fork, mash raspberries until they begin to break down and resemble thick jam. Stir in chia seeds, cover with a lid, and set in refrigerator to chill overnight. Could it be any easier? Yum!


Overnight Oats

2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite milk choice)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons raw honey (optional and 100% maple syrup works well to me too)


In a large jar or bowl combine all oat ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed. If you would like sweeter oats, add in a tablespoon or two of raw honey or pure maple syrup. Cover and store in the refrigerator overnight.


In the morning layer overnight oats with raspberry chia jam in two small mason jars.Feel free to garnish with fresh raspberries or nuts if desired. You can eat your oats cold, at room temperature, or even warmed up. Too good to not try right? Enjoy!



Here is another delicious breakfast jar if you are not into the oats in the morning. This comes courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats.



1 Serving

Ingredients6oz Greek yogurt
1/3 cup certified gluten-free old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
2 Tablespoons milk (almond, cow, soy, etc.)
1 cup frozen mixed fruit and berries


DirectionsIn a bowl combine yogurt, oats, chia seeds, and milk. Stir to combine then layer half in a wide-mouth mason jar or container. Add half the fruit and berries then layer in remaining yogurt mixture and berries. Refrigerate overnight, and up to 3 days.


I hope one these delicious recipes will make eating a healthy breakfast easier for you or your loved ones.





Posted in Food | January 9 th , 2016 | 0 Comments

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