Friday, April 27, 2012

Food Fun Friday- Refrigerator Oatmeal

This is a great meal,
either for breakfast or lunch.
You DO have to like oatmeal.
Remember that it is going to be cold oatmeal.  Nice on a HOT day, not so nice on a freezing cold day..
I found this over at  She has beautiful pictures many varieties of refrigerator oatmeal.   

This is the way I like to make it:
basic recipe:
1/3C old fashioned rolled oatmeal
1/3C Greek yogurt (basically a small tub)
1/3C milk (any kind)
1 1/2tsp chia seeds
now you can make your own 'mix' up.  Here's what I did.
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1 large Tbl raspberry jam (from Aunt Kathryn)
1/3C strawberries (cut into chunks, enough to fill the jar)
Using a small mason jar, add the basic recipe and the flavoring (vanilla extract or almond extract, honey etc.) *(here's your tip)Shake/Mix all this up together now.  There needs to be moisture to mix with ALL the oatmeal.  If it looks too dry and doesn't mix well, add more milk or yogurt.
After you have all the oatmeal mixed up together, add the fruit.  I added cut up strawberries and frozen peaches. 
Leave it overnight.
In the morning shake and mix it up.
You can add more honey or sweetener if it needs it.
I only make two or three at a time.
It tasted good for lunch after sitting for two days... but it wasn't as good on that cold rainy day.  My tummy wanted something warm!

1. you have to like oatmeal
2. know that it is a cold treat
3. shake shake shake

They have these cool freezer jars that are plastic so you don't have to worry about dropping them!

9 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

This really intrigues me. I love oatmeal and can sort of imagine this with the yogurt et al.


Marydon said...

Ohh,hubby would love this.
Have a beautiful weekend ~

Julia said...

Intriguing but I think that I'll stick to my hot oatmeal on a cold day. Now if the oatmeal was cooked maybe I would love this any day. JB

Cherie said...

OK you know I don't like fruit right. So forgive me for not loving this BUT I did not know that those plastic jars existed and I am WAY excited about finding some of those!!

Hope you have a super weekend!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I am going to do this for hubbys and my breakfasts..what a neat idea.;) thanks for sharing this recipe..enjoy the sun this weekend.;)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi Honey
Well I do love oatmeal so this should be prefect for me. I will write this down and it ready when I go the store next I can buy what I need.
Thanks sweetie for the great healthier way for me to eat.
Came by this morning because I was wondering how you are and to say hello.
Sending you good thoughts and wishes for the best week

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
Just read your comment. Don't know whats going one but I am here for you any time day or night.

Together We Save said...

Looks yummy!!

Gail said...

I love these and do prefer them warm. You just put them in the microwave for about 1 minute stir and enjoy. :)