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Refrigerator Oatmeal

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

This has become my new breakfast obsession: refrigerator oatmeal. It is such an easy grab and go breakfast. It just takes a little planning because you do need to make it the night before.

First, I make a base, to which you can then add your various different flavors.

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator Oatmeal

BASE INGREDIENTS (for two mason jars):
1 1/2 cups of Oats
1 cup of Almond Milk
1 cup of plain yogurt
1/4 cup of hemp seeds
1/3 cup of raw cashew nuts

Mix all the above ingredients in a large bowl. Add enough milk / yogurt to have a runny texture. Overnight the oats will absorb the liquid and by morning it will have more of a creamy texture.

To the above base you can add so many different flavors. Here are a few of my favorite:

1. BLUEBERRIES, LEMON AND COCONUT
– – 1 cup of blueberries
– – Juice of half a lemon
– – Maple syrup
– – 1/2 cup of shredded coconut

2. PUMPKIN SPICE

– – 1 cup of pumpkin puree
– – Maple syrup
– – 1/2 cup of raisins
– – 1/2 – 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

3. BANANA AND RAISINS
– – 1 sliced banana (toss with lemon juice to prevent browning)
– – 1/2 cup raisins
– – 1/2 – 1 tsp vanilla extract
– – 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– – Honey

4. CHERRY AND CHOCLOATE
– – 1 cup of cherries (frozen berries work if fresh aren’t available)
– – 1/2 cup of chocolate chunks
– – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– – Honey

5. STRAWBERRIES or RASPBERRIES
– – 1 cup of berries (frozen berries work if fresh aren’t available)
– – Maple Syrup
– – 1/2 tsp almond essence

6. APPLE AND CINNAMON
– – 1 cup of diced apple (tossed with lemon juice to prevent browning)
– -1/2 cup of apple sauce
– – Maple Syrup
– – 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal

Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal

DIRECTIONS:
Once you have the base made, add your flavors. Mix well. Pour mixture into two mason jars and fasten lids. Store in the refrigerator overnight. By morning time, it will have a nice creamy texture.

For more ideas head over to The Yummy Life website.