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My Hassle-Free Breakfast Routine

Eva Amurri Martino stacks up containers of Quaker Overnight Oats on the marble countertop of her Connecticut kitchen

Many thanks to Quaker® for sending me the delicious Overnight Oats to try, and for sponsoring this post! As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are entirely my own.   

 

Fall in the Martino household is officially in full swing– which means REALLY busy mornings and days! Between getting Marlowe off to school, prepping lunches, planning Major’s day, and getting myself ready for work, it can feel a little overwhelming first thing in the morning.  I’ve found what really helps get me moving with a much calmer demeanor is making sure I’m fed and happy by the time the kids wake up! Is it just me or does “Hangry”-ness happen so quickly in the AM? Ha! I always make sure I’m waking up to eat a nutritious breakfast before the kids wake up.  But who has time to make breakfast so early in the morning? That’s why I’m totally obsessed with Quaker’s new Overnight Oats!

Eva Amurri Martino peels back the plastic top of a container of Quaker Overnight Oats

Eva Amurri Martino adds milk to a container of Quaker Overnight Oats

I have to say that I had always been really intrigued by the concept of Overnight Oats– the process is cold-steeping the oats overnight in a milk of your choice to be ready to eat by morning! But the process seemed really daunting to me.  Trying to organize a breakfast out of loose oats, add toppings, find a container with a lid, etc.  It was enough steps to keep me from trying them.  I absolutely love that Quaker does all the work for you! Their Overnight Oats containers are so cute, and easy to use.  Plus, they come in four delicious flavors: Blueberry Banana & Vanilla Bliss, Orchard Peach Pecan Perfection, Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven, and Toasted Coconut & Almond Crunch.  My fave is the Orchard Peach & Pecan! Sooooo yummy.  I really love getting little bits of peach and pecan in every bite– the texture of it is great. Kyle loves the Toasted Coconut one!

Eva Amurri Martino puts a container of Quaker Overnight oats in the refrigerator to steep

After steeping overnight, Eva Amurri Martino wears pajamas and prepares to eat her Quaker Overnight Oats for breakfast

To make, I simply open the lid, pour in the milk of my choice (I use either Whole Goat Milk, or Almond Milk) up to the designated line, and then cover.  Place in the fridge overnight.  THAT’S IT.  I wake up in the morning about 20 minutes before the kids so that I can enjoy my Quaker Overnight Oats in peace! Haha.  I like to actually sit at the table (this is a big deal in Mom Land. LOL), eat my oats, and wait for the coffee to brew.

After steeping overnight, Eva Amurri Martino wears pajamas and prepares to eat her Quaker Overnight Oats for breakfast

Eva Amurri Martino sits at the kitchen table in a pair of grey and white striped pajamas and eat breakfast next to a vase of sunflowers

Eva Amurri Martino sits at the kitchen table in a pair of grey and white striped pajamas and eat breakfast next to a vase of sunflowers

Eva Amurri Martino sits at the kitchen table in a pair of grey and white striped pajamas and eat breakfast next to a vase of sunflowers

Once I’m finished with breakfast, one or both of the kids have just started to wake up, and I go up to bring them downstairs.  It makes me so much more relaxed not to be hungry while I go through our morning routine.  My kids are both SO sweet in the mornings, and it’s nice to spend that time together in a more relaxed way.  I know these days and years will continue to go by so quickly– I always want them to remember me as enjoying the everyday moments with them as much as possible.  As I age, I realize more and more that the things I remember about my childhood are actually not specific times or events, but more like how my parents made me feel during those days and years.  I hope my kids remember how much I cherish them– and the safety and joy of those morning snuggles!

Eva Amurri Martino snuggles with daughter Marlowe at the kitchen table of her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino tickles daughter marlowe in the morning at the kitchen table in their conecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino tickles daughter marlowe in the morning at the kitchen table in their conecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino tickles daughter marlowe in the morning at the kitchen table in their conecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino holds daughter Marlowe in her arms in the kitchen of her Connecticut home

 

Have you tried these awesome Quaker Overnight Oats?  Which flavor is your fave?

Eva Amurri Martino wears pajamas and snuggles three year old daughter Marlowe in the kitchen of her Connecticut home

 

Photographs by Courtney Ann Photography

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10 Comments

  1. Anne says:

    I’m totally going to try these! I’ve been wanting to try overnight oats for a while but, like you, with two kids to get ready in the morning it seemed too daunting of a task. The toasted almond and coconut sounds delish! 🙂

    09.11.17Reply
  2. R says:

    can i ask where your pjs and marlowe’s pjs are from? need some new cute ones!

    09.11.17Reply
    • My pajama bottoms are from Adore Me and Lowie’s are by Skylar Luna!

      09.12.17Reply
  3. Jordy says:

    I’m not a mama, but waking up early enough to eat before work is not possible for me haha. I’ll have to give these a try! Anything that makes my mornings easier.

    09.11.17Reply
  4. Molly says:

    I’m a new overnight oaks junkie myself! I make my own from a recipe I found online and it is so easy and delicious! Not to mention very filling! It’s even better if you add chia seeds 🙂

    09.12.17Reply
  5. Christina says:

    I eat Quaker Oats oatmeal every morning to help with my milk supply. I haven’t tried the overnight ones. Are the benefits the same?

    09.15.17Reply
  6. Julia Nagle says:

    Hey! Where is your headband from? SO cute!

    09.15.17Reply
    • actually I made it myself! 😉 Make sure to tune in to the blog on monday…

      xx

      09.16.17Reply
  7. Heather says:

    I love overnight oats! It also helps with my supply but I have been making my own. My newest favorite is pumpkin pie. I take a 1/4 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of oats, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and a tablespoon of brown sugar in a small mason jar. Then I cover with almond milk and viola! you have pumpkin pie in a jar.

    09.22.17Reply