Healthy Morning Routine Brown Bag Breakfast Jars

We are getting our new year started off right with a healthier breakfast choice and making brown bag breakfast jars to ensure success!

Healthy Breakfast Routine with our breakfast hack. Mason Jar Oatmeal brown bag breakfast.

Our morning routine probably looks very similar to yours in the respect of how busy the mornings are. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and often the one which is skipped due to a shortage of time!

I have created a winning breakfast with our brown bag breakfast jars! Who doesn’t enjoy eating food from a Mason jar? It’s a fun way to start the day.

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Have you tried Post® Better Oats™ yet? You can find them on the breakfast aisle with a variety of flavors. They are steel cut with flax. My favorite is the Raw Bare with oats, barley, wheat, quinoa, and rye and yes, they are scrumptious. A scrumptious breakfast is a great way to start the day.

Mason Jar Breakfast Oatmeal

My New Year breakfast hack has set us up for a healthier start to every day. Did I mention how busy our mornings are? It’s always a mad dash just to get out the door. Is it like that at your house too? We are making our Brown Bag Breakfast Jars on Sunday afternoon, enough for the entire week. All we have to do is place one in our lunch bag and look forward to getting to the office.

Brown Bag your breakfast with Mason Jar Oatmeal

Each 1/2 pint jar contains one package of  Post® Better Oats™  in our favorite flavor. Our favorite oatmeal toppings are pecans and raisins. Making a healthy breakfast doesn’t get much easier!

Mason Jar Oatmeal made with hot water from the office coffee maker. Nice breakfast hack for a healthier breakfast

The hot water comes from the office coffee maker. Just add 2/3 cup water and turn on the individual cup setting. Mason jars are made to sustain heat as they are used for canning foods. The jar will be hot so use caution and look forward to your warm hearty breakfast!

My hubby sometimes cooks his at home before the drive to work. He adds 2/3 cup of milk and cooks it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then stir and replace the lid and ring. It’s ready to eat when he gets to work.

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Ours is always a working breakfast but now with our Mason Jar Oatmeal, it’s a healthier breakfast!

Skip the drive-through. Make your favorite flavors of Mason Jar Oatmeal!

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Mason Jar Oatmeal

This super easy breakfast hack will set you up for success when you start your day with a hearty healthy breakfast.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 pkg. Instant oatmeal
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Pecan pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. Raisins


  • Line up five 1/2 Pint Mason jars or one for each day of your work week.
  • Into each jar, pour 1 package of instant oatmeal
  • Add pecan pieces to each jar.
  • Add raisins to each jar.
  • Place lid and ring on jars and breakfast is ready for preparation.
  • To cook your oatmeal, Add 2/3 cup hot water and stir carefully. Sit aside to allow the oatmeal to simmer for about 2 minutes. Stir occasionally. Enjoy!
  • TOPPING OPTIONS: Brown sugar, Honey, Craisins, Coconut, Chocolate chips, Peanut butter, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Fresh fruit: do not cook the fruit, stir in after oatmeal is done.

Brown Bag Breakfast with Mason Jar Oatmeal. Easy breakfast hack.

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  1. Such a great idea! Perfect for planning a week ahead of time and making your mornings run smoother! Thanks for sharing with us on the Family Joy Blog Link Party!

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

  2. This is my favourite kind of breakfast and one that can be prepared earlier. Mason jars have certainly make a useful return to the cupboard. Yum!

  3. I’m looking forward to surprising my husband with a yummy brown bag breakfast next week thanks to your recipe. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

  4. I am so guilty of not eating a complete breakfast. I work from home and just sort of gloss over this most important meal. This looks like something easy and fun and I’d try it for sure.

  5. I just love oatmeal and all of the goodies that you’ve gathered to put into it. The jars are a terrific idea for breakfast on the go too! Pinning!!

  6. These would be perfect for my kids in the morning. I’m not a morning person and the fact that I can make them ahead of time and just add hot water and toppings in the morning is perfect!

  7. These would be perfect for my kids in the morning. I’m not a morning person and the fact that I can make them ahead of time and just add hot water and toppings in the morning is perfect!

  8. I love oatmeal and so many times I do not make it because I do not have the time to get it all together! This solves that plus it looks so great! I will surely do this for next week! Breakfast makes me have so much more energy for the day!

  9. This is such a great idea! I love the idea of overnight oats but have not found a recipe that my family likes. This looks like the same concept but the oats will not get all mushy. Great recipe!

  10. I work from home and often skip breakfast because I “don’t have time.” This looks like it only takes a few minutes and is a great way to have breakfast ready for the entire week. There’s nothing like a hot breakfast during the cold winter months.

  11. That is an awesome way to get a healthy breakfast. I like the ease and advance prep thsi allows you.

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