Some days, I want a pretty layered breakfast in a Mason Jar. It feels like the right way to start a day.
Most days, I want other things for breakfast than items that typically go in Mason Jars. Like oatmeal. Or cereal. Or more oatmeal. But on this particular day, the item I had in mind was one of yesterday’s Pumpkin Applesauce muffins.
But how to combine the two? Other than sticking an unwrapped muffin in the bottom of a Mason Jar…which lacked some of the appeal I was going for.
Enter: greek yogurt and bananas. The ties that bind. Here’s how I wrangled this breakfast into a jar:
Spiced Greek Yogurt Muffin Jars:
- 1 Pumpkin Applesauce Muffin
- 6 ounces, weight Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Banana
First, I gave the plain greek yogurt a little makeover. I added a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and gave her a stir.
Then the layering began.
First, about 1/3 of a sliced banana. Then a layer of spiced yogurt. Then a hearty squeeze of honey, since plain greek yogurt tends to be a bit on the tart side. Then half of a Pumpkin Applesauce muffin, crumbled. Repeat layers once and top with the remaining third of the banana.
I discovered that the top layer was good, but the bottom layer was best. So letting this sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle and the muffin to soak up all of the yogurty, bananay, honey-y goodness would probably work well.
Muffins in Mason Jars. It CAN be done! Next up: oatmeal in Mason Jars. It’s so happening.
(You can also find this recipe here, at Tasty Kitchen!)