Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal

This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!

This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!

This week I will be posting about DIY Christmas food gifts and at the end of the week, I will show you how to make a gift basket with them!  First up is this mason jar gift fruit and nut oatmeal which can make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast.  Top it with some fresh fruit, honey, or Greek yogurt for a healthy and filling breakfast.

Some other great Christmas morning breakfast ideas is this Cranberry Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce, Hashbrown Sausage Breakfast Pie, or these Breakfast Enchiladas.

This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!

About this Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal:

  • Use any type of dried fruit and nuts.
  • This recipe can be made dairy free by replacing the milk with almond milk or something similar.
  • You can leave out the ground flax and replace it with extra oats, dried fruit, or nuts.
  • I have included a printable recipe card to attach to the jar or you can attach a handwritten one.  My oldest daughter helped me write the directions attached to this jar.  🙂  I think it gives it a more personal touch but if you are needing to make several I would definitely go the print-out route.
  • When filling, gently tap the jar on the counter after adding each layer to help it settle.
  • This will keep for up to up to 1 month at room temperature.

This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!

Supplies needed for the Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal:

  • Quart mason jars and matching lids and rings (I prefer the wide mouth for easier filling)
  • Funnel (found in the canning section of your grocery store or hardware store)
  • Kitchen twine (I found this red and white twine in the cake decorating section of Wal-Mart)
  • Hole punch
  • Ingredients to fill jar (included in recipe card below)
  • Printable (below recipe card) or handwritten instructions to attach to the jar.
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This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!
Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (190g) old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup (60g) roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup (40g) ground flax
  • 1/2 cup (80g) dried fruit, cut into small pieces if necessary
  • 1 quart mason jar with lid and ring, (wide mouth makes it easier to fill)
Instructions
Mason Jar assembly
  1. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

  2. In the mason jar layer ingredients one at a time in this order, tapping jar gently on the counter after each addition (helps everything settle): oatmeal, brown sugar mixture, ground flax, and dried fruit.  Cover with lid.  

To make the oatmeal: (instructions to give along with mason jar)
  1. Before serving, empty contents from jar in a bowl and combine.  

  2. For 2 servings: In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk to a simmer.  Add 1 cup of oatmeal mixture and simmer for 5 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.  (Oatmeal will thicken as it cools).  

Recipe Notes
  1. Use any type of dried fruit and nuts.  
  2. This recipe can be made dairy free by replacing the milk with almond milk or something similar.  
  3. You can leave out the ground flax and replace it with extra oats, dried fruit, or nuts.
  4. This will keep for up to up to 1 month at room temperature.  

This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!

Download free Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal printable here

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