Sunday, April 29, 2012

Refrigerator Oatmeal

I recently started purging my facebook of all the crazy pages I have liked over the years, and have been replacing them with things that make me smile.

I love seeing my news feed, filled with homemaking, recipes, farming, gardening etc.

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This morning, one of new favorite FB pages posted a link to this Refrigerator Oatmeal.  Refrigerator Oatmeal!!!

Now I've tried overnight oatmeal in the crockpot, but I honestly had no idea you could make it in the refrigerator and then to be able to go crazy with all the flavor combinations.  Oh boy.

I bookmarked the page and this afternoon while doing my usual Sunday replenishing of cookie jars, canning, lunches for the week etc, I made a few jars of this oatmeal to enjoy for breakfast this coming week.

These are SO SO easy to put together, I'm just in awe.  Can't wait to try the first one tomorrow and see how it turns out.

Monica from the Yummy Life gives us a bunch of different flavors to try such as Mango Almond, Blueberry Maple, Apple CinnamonBanana Cocoa....as well as the basic recipe, which is....

old fashioned rolled oats (not instant, quick, or steel-cut)
Greek yogurt (regular yogurt is thinner; if you use it, you'll need to reduce the amount of milk); read my post for easy instructions for straining regular yogurt to make Greek yogurt.
milk (I used skim, but any kind will work)
chia seeds; I bought mine at Whole Foods; available on
half pint (1 cup) mason jars


I am not using Chia seeds, so had to change it a little.  The recipes below are adapted from Monica's.

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Refrigerator Banana Chocolate Oatmeal


1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon Milo chocolate drink
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 a banana or enough to fill jar

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, milo and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

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Refrigerator Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal


1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 a banana or enough to fill jar

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, peanut butter and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

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Refrigerator Strawberry Oatmeal


1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup strawberry Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

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Refrigerator Blueberry Oatmeal


1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup blueberry Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

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7 comments:

  1. Nikita11:18 AM

    OH BOY we love oatmeal...I usually have to make my daughter PB and chocolate and my son apple oatmeal EVERY morning.. this will definitely come in handy.

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  2. Chrissy9:53 AM

    I've made this and had it the past two mornings for breakfast. SO YUMMY!! And so easy!! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  3. Michelle8:03 AM

    Thanks for posting this! I've tried a couple of them and really like them! Perfect for summer!

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  4. You are very welcome, glad you like them :)

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  5. Tracy1:18 PM

    can this be heated in the morning?

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  6. Yes it can Tracy :)

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