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Friday, May 18, 2012

Refrigerator Oatmeal ( Weight Watchers Style)


                               overnight oatmeal

Doesn't this easy to make refrigerator oatmeal look amazing? And so easy because you simply assemble, place in the refrigerator overnight and in the morning you have what tastes like a wonderful parfait. I call it Weight Watchers Style because it is about 4 points on WW.

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, yet many people skip it or eat something that is not very healthy because of lack of time.  Well, here is a solution 

This oatmeal recipe is actually not cooked, but is made by letting the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  • There is no messy pot to clean 
  • the oatmeal tastes amazing
  •  It is extremely convenient
  •  In the morning, when you are are in a rush, it is will be ready to eat or take with you.
  • This is a great idea for kids as well because it is a nutritious high protein and high fiber breakfast.

Basically, you simply assemble the ingredients before you go to bed at night and in the morning you will have a nutritious breakfast that is creamy, thick, and flavorful.

It's so simple even your kids can make it. Why not make this breakfast treat the night before for your kids, your spouse, and yourself. In the morning even though everyone may be on a different schedules, everyone can help his/herself when he/she is ready..you can also make different flavor- fresh strawberry, blueberry, banana, - you choose.

Did I mention that you eat the oatmeal cold?  
You won't mind because it tastes like a delicious creamy parfait.

Are oats gluten free?
Only gluten free certified oats are gluten free ( oats that grow near wheat or other grains can become contaminated) I get my certified gluten free oats at Trader Joe's and they are reasonable.

Autor: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: none- place overnight in refrigerator


Ingredients:

1/4 cup dry oats per container ( I used certified gluten free oats and a small mason jar) 
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk or Ripple ( or use any kind of milk)
1/4 cup of plain Greek Yogurt ( a must if you want it creamy) 
1/4 cup chopped blackberries berries or any berry
6 Whole berries for topping

Optional: 1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup ( I did not use any) or a pitted date
optional; 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts 

**Those on Weight Watchers : if you want a lower points plus for breakfast
1. omit the walnuts,
2. use nonfat plain yogurt
3.  substitute a package of stevia for the honey.
a cup of plain unsweetened almond milk is only 35 calories and a container of plain Greek yogurt is only 2 Points plus. I figure the modified version is 3 Points Plus . The full version is 5- PP. Anyone get a different calculation???

Directions:

Mix all ingredients, stir , cover, and refrigerate overnight. Add whole berries as a topping.

Ready to eat whenever you are--great after school snack too


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I got the idea for this type of recipe from  a recipe for strawberry refrigerator oats  that I viewed on  This Chick Cooks 


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45 comments:

  1. I had no idea that you could make oatmeal in the fridge. I'm going to try it! My husband loves his oatmeal before he heads to works, and this would be so easy. The pictures all look great!

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    1. It was my first time trying it in the fridge as well and it was great. Hope your husband enjoys it. And thanks for the comments about the pictures, I making a concious effort to improve my photos.. thanks.

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  2. What a great idea...the perfect way to control the portions! It looks amazing!

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    1. I never thought about the portion control but what a good point. Thanks for pointing that out.

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  3. I love this! Thank you-- and for the extra suggestions about lightening it up further!

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  4. Mmm, that sounds really good! Now that it's getting warmer, I should switch to overnight oats. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Fitness Friday!

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    1. You are so right. In the warmer weather this will be perfect ,

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  5. This combo sounds good, I just started making refridgerator oats but am always needing new ideas for flavors.

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    1. This was my first try at refrigerator oats and it is definetely the way to go.

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  6. I love it too and I make mine with the lighter version while I'm trying to lose weight.

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  7. I've never tried overnight oats - but this looks delish! hopping by from the Friday Fitness Blog Hop!

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  8. Yummy! Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

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  9. Stopping by from Fitness Friday, this looks delicious. I have always seen these overnight recipes and wondered how they turn out. You say its good, I will have to try it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did . Let me know how you like it

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  10. Hi Judee,
    Your blackberry oatmeal looks so fresh. :)
    I don’t mind eat this every day. LOL.
    Thank you for sharing. :)
    You can submit your blackberry oatmeal pics on http://www.foodporn.net It is a food (and drink of course) photography site where members can submit all food (and drink of course (again) LOL ) pictures that make readers hungry.
    Well, you know it’s fun to make others hungry (and thirsty)! :D

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    1. Thanks for sharing that info with me. I just took a look and it looks like a great site.

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  11. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Breakfast Ideas Mondays!

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  12. Judee,
    Your take on the fridge oats looks really delicious! I am wanting to try that chocolate avocado pudding and may give it a shot today :)

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    1. Katie,
      I am so glad you stopped by. I love your blog and get so many great ideas. The chocolate pudding recipe is awesome!

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  13. This does look amazing! And so cool! Think I would prefer oatmeal this way--seems more like dessert ;-)
    Thank you for linking!

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    1. Michelle,
      You are so right. It does remind me of a dessert parfait!

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  14. Looks so good, this is how the Swiss make their muesli every morning- it's a much better way of eating oats I think. I am certainly going to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Natural Mother's “Seasonal Celebration Sunday.” Hope to see you again this Sunday / Monday!! Rebecca x

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    1. I understand it's healthy to soak oats. so this is a great way to eat them

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  15. This looks like a great way to start the day! YUM

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    1. It's a delicious and healthy way to start the day and easy easy too.

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  16. Just wanted to let you know your refrigerator oatmeal was one of the top-viewed links at last week'e See Ya In the Gumbo. It is being featured this week.

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  17. That looks delicious! I've been eating refrigerator oats for breakfast for the last month or so with mangoes. Seriously, so addicted. I love your version of it. I use 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of almond milk, unsweetened coconut and no yogurt. I came up with 6 pts. for the one that I've been eating. It has been a wonderful way for me to begin my day. You have a lot of yummy stuff featured over here. I'm going to be following along with you. thanks!

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    1. Candace,
      What a great recipe you put together! I think mine is less points because I only use 1/4 cup of oats . The coconut sounds really good in it. I'll have to give that a try.

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  18. Thanks for sharing at last week's Breakfast Ideas Mondays! Your yummy recipe has been featured in this week's party - http://www.yummyinspirations.net/2012/06/rhubarb-french-toast-breakfast-ideas.html :)

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much. I love Love being featured! It's a great recipe, hope you enjoy it.

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  19. Great Post, loved it will be waiting for your future posts,the internet would be a much better place. Please keep it up!
    Refrigrator

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  20. This is such a neat idea. I have to try making oatmeal in the fridge. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  21. Oh this looks so yummy! I am going to have a hard time waiting overnight till it is finished....... Your pictures are DElicious....!!
    Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique


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  22. I love the addition of the Blackberries to this recipe, looks delicious. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Ya and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  23. I was wondering if you could incorporate steel cut oats in place of regular? Maybe add more liquid or??? Let sit longer? Anyone tried this yet?

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  24. Interesting, but I'm not sure if I could eat cold oatmeal! I'll give it a try though.

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    1. It is like a parfait- creamy and delicious. Try it in the summer when you don't feel like turning on the stove!

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  25. Hi Judee, you should definitely apply to the dinner party. You'd likely find several dishes in each cookbook you could make, but the "rules" just ask for buzz -- read the application introduction. So you could photograph, mention, etc. One of this year's participants confessed she couldn't eat most of the food, but still found ways to share. Sometimes she cooked for a holiday, so others could eat what she couldn't. They make it very easy to participate.

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  26. I keep meaning to try overnight oats. It's kind of dumb that I don't, esp. because I love oatmeal. BTW: going back to Abrams: you can also post photos of recipes "inspired by" the cookbooks.

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  27. Judee, I love overnight oats--especially made with coconut milk as it adds that extra creaminess. It's such a great grab and go breakfast for sure. I like to try different flavor combos and posted have a handful of them. Blackberries are a great addition--I'll try them next time. ;-)

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  28. I want to try this version Judee, though will make it with my kefir. It reminds me of the oatmeal we had occasionally in childhood at my grandmother's, overnight but slow cooked in those heavy triangular pots.

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  29. I've tried overnight slow cooker oats a few times but wasn't a big fan. I think I'll try this recipe.

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  30. I have used a similar recipe without even waiting overnight and it's still good! :--) (I imagine it would be better to have patience....)

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