It’s no secret that I love oatmeal. I literally eat it all year round. I do however like to mix it up a bit as the weather warms up and make a chilled version of my favorite breakfast food. The best part is, it’s not only super quick to toss together, it can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This recipe is wide open to interpretation. In fact, I encourage you to play around with your favorite dried fruits and nuts and even spices. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination, so go wild!!
Every ingredient in this recipe is wholesome so it’s the perfect way to start your day. You’ll feel full without feeling stuffed and it will provide you with plenty of energy thanks to the combination of protein, carbs and fat. I love to store my chilled oatmeal in glass mason jars. You can eat this right away but I prefer the flavor and texture best if the oats are allowed to soak in the yogurt for at least an hour before eating. It’s great to make a few in advance and have them at the ready for whenever I need a quick breakfast or snack. With these babies on-hand you’ll never need to reach for cold cereal again! Weeee!!
Make Ahead Chilled Oatmeal
1/2 non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup rolled oats, raw
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
*optional-1 teaspoon honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar or maple syrup
1 tablespoon almonds, coarsley chopped
1 tablespoon raisins, cranberries or your favorite dried fruit
1. In a small bowl stir together yogurt, oats, cinnamon and honey. Fill mason jar (or any small airtight container) with mixture.
2. Top with nuts and raisins. Tighten lid on jar and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 3 days in advance. Serve chilled.