Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips and Coconut

I'm about to make your kids absurdly happy. First of all, this is basically a jar of nourishment for breakfast, in a dessert costume. I'd never realized that overnight oats are a ridiculously easy way to swindle your littles into eating something, dare I say--nutritious? And have their dang chocolate chips, too!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 10 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup chocolate chips (use whatever kind you want)

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

2 cups whole or low-fat milk

1 banana, thinly sliced

Cinnamon, for dusting


Special equipment:
Four half-pint mason jars with lids.
  1. Pour 1/3 cup oats each into four half-pint mason jars. Top each with 1 tablespoon each peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut. Pour about 1/2 cup milk into each jar, covering the oats. Close the lid on each jar and chill in the fridge overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove the lids and give each jar a slight stir. Top with sliced banana and a dusting of cinnamon.
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