Sunday, February 3, 2013

Refrigerator Oatmeal

A month of pinterest recipes!

I know I'm starting a day late. We went to Disneyland yesterday. Amanda arranged it for Josh's 6th birthday.

Never fear. Yesterday I made a breakfast for before we left.

Refrigerator Oatmeal - Raspberry Vanilla

I made it the night before. 

  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry jam, preserves, or spread
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup raspberries (cut each berry in half), or enough to fill jar

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and raspberry jam. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add raspberries and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or as long as 2-3 days. Eat chilled.

I didn't have any jam so I left it out. I also bought flax seeds instead of chia because I didn't find chia seeds where I shopped Thursday night.

Without the jam I did need to add a little sweetening after tasting it. I just put a touch of brown sugar because I am partial to brown sugar.
I liked it. I will probably try some of the other flavors at a future date.
I will mention that it was in the low 80's at Disneyland. I was definitely  a warm day for a cold oatmeal breakfast. I did convince one other person to taste it and they did not particularly care for it.
I really really like oats. I have been known to eat them almost raw. I also love plain greek yogurt so this was a good fit for me in the morning. It was also great to just open the refrigerator and grab breakfast while we were rushing around with the kids anticipation of the day.

 Thank you Monica at The Yummy Life for the original post for Refrigerator Oatmeal and very good detailed pictures and directions. She also has the recipes for the other 5 varieties.

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