Breakfast For Father’s Day
Since the kids were little, both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day would include a delicious & hearty Sunday breakfast. There is no stopping us from heating up the cast iron pan and enjoying the aroma of bacon (pasture raised) sizzling first thing in the morning. I don’t eat pork, but sometimes I feel bacon is in its own food category. Long weekends, camping trips and special occasions, like Father’s Day, I don’t mind indulging my bacon graving.
If your family is anything like mine, your kids love to get breakfast on the table for their Dad on Father’s Day. When my kids were little, this proved to me more of a challenge (I did all the work, including the bacon) but with some clever breakfast strategies, they make breakfast themselves and serve it up first thing in the morning to their Dad (and me)!
If you love oats and anything oatmeal, you’ll love this recipe. Kids can easily prepare this the night before . If your kids are little, a little direction from you is all that is needed. Letting the oats sit overnight is the key to its success. Simply top with berries and any preferred nuts/seeds, and you have a high protein breakfast for Dad. The bacon & eggs will be for “second breakfast”.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
6 servings | 14g of protein/serving
- 2 1/4 cup Oats
- 2 1/4 cup Unsweetened Nut Milk
- 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 3 tbsp Maple Syrup (optional & to taste)
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Water
- 1 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds
- Combine oats, nut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon and water together in a large bowl. Stir well to mix. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. (or for at least 8 hours)
- Remove the oats from the fridge. Use single-serving mason jars and place a large spoonful of the oat mix in the bottom of each, then a layer of blueberries followed by a layer of silvered almonds. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy hot or cold!
- I recommend a steal cut oat over a rolled oats because as they are higher protein and fiber. Steal cut oats are made from oat kernels that have been chopped where rolled oats are steamed, rolled, steamed and toasted. Steal cut oats also digest slower and are lower on the glycemic index. The reason is that it takes longer for digestive enzymes to reach the starch inside the thicker pieces, slowing down its conversion to sugar.
- I prefer cashew milk over almond, but whatever your preference is, it will still taste delicious. To make this nut free, switch to a coconut milk (carton not can).
- Blueberries are already sweet so feel free to reduce/omit the maple syrup to match your palate. Lower the sugar the better!
- For the nut garnish, any nut will do if you are low on slivered almonds. If you need to switch this recipe to be nut free, coconut flakes would be a nice replacement or a few pumpkin seeds.
- Chia Seeds are a rich source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber. If you are not sure which brand to purchase, try non-gmo Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds.
- Don’t just save this recipe for special occasions, make a large batch on Sunday and store some jars in the fridge for quick and easy breakfasts throughout the week!
From our family to yours, Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Dads!