Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Overnight Oatmeal

How many times have you heard, 'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!' (with you sometimes being on the receiving end of a wagging, admonishing finger). With all due respect to the late Ronald Reagan, I'd helpfully add, 'I'm from breakfast rescue and I'm here to help.'
Overnight oatmeal - twice as fun to eat!
Make this 'no excuses' treat in seconds the night before, and it's ready when you are in the morning. For each serving, mix in a container:
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup yogurt (plain, vanilla, vanilla coconut or Greek with honey are best)
  • 1/3 cup rolled or steel cut oats
  • About 2 Tbsp of raisins or currants
  • Generous pinch of cinnamon
  • Small pinch of nutmeg
Cover, refrigerate overnight. Stir, top with (optional) nuts and ground flaxseed, and enjoy it right out of the fridge or heated to lukewarm in the microwave.

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  1. I am going to give this a shot. I have tried other versions that have not turned out well, I do like the addition of the cinnamon and nutmeg. YUM

  2. let me know how it turns out! i heated it on 40% power until it was warm, not hot ... YUM.

  3. I did this and made my own verson and it's I'm addicted to it.. Thanks for the idea...
    1 cup Dannon lite and fit vanilla yogurt
    1/4 almond coconut milk
    1/8 cut cooked steel cut oats
    1 packet of uncooked instant raisin,date and walnut oatmeal
    1 tablespoon of honey
    1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    cinnamon to taste
    I don't really measure anything except the yogurt and steel cut oats...everything else I just toss in. adjust the milk depending on the consistancy you like.
    I leave it in the refrigerator for a an hour or more (if im in a hurry) or overnight, I let it get really,really cold!!
    It's AMAZING

  4. wow, this one sounds very nice ... love steel cut oats...


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