Nut Butter and All-fruit Jelly Overnight Oats

I'm posting this along with the ´╗┐blog on Pre-Run Nutrition´╗┐ as it's become one of my favorite go-to pre-long training run and or race fueling options; especially when there is travel or an early morning departure involved. It takes just a few minutes to prep the night before and all you need to do is grab it from the fridge and a spoon on your way out the door. And, if traveling and staying in a hotel room, most rooms come with a mini-fridge these days. You can easily pack the dry ingredients from home, and any market is going to have the nut butter, jelly, and plant-based milk of choice available. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or other plant-based milk of choice - I also enjoy it with hemp milk)

  • 2 Tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)

  • 1 Tbsp jelly, no added sugar

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (sub GF, if needed)

  • 1/2 banana sliced (optional)

Instructions:

  • In a glass storage container add almond (or other plant-based) milk, nut butter, and jelly and stir to combine.

  • Add oats and stir a few more times, then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats are covered by the milk.

  • Cover securely with a lid and set in the refrigerator overnight.

  • In the morning, if using, add the sliced banana

  • Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours.

Nutrition details:

Calories: 430; Carbohydrate 47g, Protein 16g, Fat 22g

(with quantities listed above and using unsweetened almond milk, almond butter, and fruit-only spread; no banana)

Note: I prefer this with just 1 TBL of nut butter; add or subtract to your liking.