Refrigerator Oatmeals


I always have grand plans for what healthy dish I will make myself for breakfast; but when morning rolls around, I end up with toast and nut butter or an egg and toast. Easy, simple, fast (I always wake up hungry). But then I found recipes for refrigerator oatmeals on The Yummy Life blog. They are made the night before, put in the fridge, then are ready to be pulled out and enjoyed by my hungry self in the morning.

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Plus, I put them in my cute jelly jars, so the process of eating them makes me smile.

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Below are the recipes for some of my own refrigerator oatmeal combinations.

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Try these, or be creative with your own. The basic ingredients are ¼ cup oats, ¼ cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla), 1/3 – 1/2 cup liquid (milk, almond milk, etc), fruit, nuts or other filling, and honey or other sweetener. Put them all together in the jar and cover it, then shake the jar to combine.  Chill overnight. Enjoy!

 

Nutella Banana:

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¼ cup oats

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1/3 cup milk

1 Tbsp Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread

1/2 – 2/3 banana, chopped

Put all ingredients except banana together in the jar and cover it, then shake the jar vigorously to combine.  Add banana and stir. Chill overnight. Enjoy!

 

Fig & Walnut:

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¼ cup oats

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1/3 cup milk

1 Tbsp fig butter or jam

1 tsp honey

2 Tbsp chopped walnuts

1 dried fig, chopped

Put all ingredients together in the jar and cover it, then shake the jar to combine.  Chill overnight. Enjoy!

 

Apple, Cinnamon, Raisin:

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¼ cup oats

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1/3 cup milk

1 Tbsp raisins

1/4 cup grated apple (locally grown)

1 tsp honey

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Put all ingredients together in the jar and stir well.  Cover and shake the jar to further combine.  Chill overnight. Enjoy!

 

Apricot & Almond: (This was probably my surprise favorite)

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¼ cup oats

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1/3 cup almond milk

1 1/2 Tbsp chopped almonds

2 Tbsp chopped dried apricots

1 tsp honey

Put all ingredients together in the jar and stir well.  Cover and shake the jar to further combine.  Chill overnight. Enjoy!

 

Date, Fig and Grapenuts

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Note:  this is a change-up from oatmeal.  I couldn’t resist making a date-fig ‘pudding’ by replacing the oatmeal with grapenuts. It was luscious!

¼ cup grapenuts

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1/3 cup milk

2 dates, chopped

1 fig, chopped

1/2 tsp vanilla

Put all ingredients together in the jar and stir well.  Cover and shake the jar to further combine.  Chill overnight. Enjoy!

 

 

Categories: Apples, Breakfast, Kosher, Recipe, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

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Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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