Blueberry Refrigerator Oatmeal

Blueberry Refrigerator Oatmeal | ChopChop

Description

Assemble this creamy oatmeal the night before, and then, while you sleep, your fridge will do all the work for you! In the morning, just grab the jar and go. 

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 hours
Makes: 1 Serving

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Jar with tight-fitting lid (a Mason or canning jar is perfect)

Ingredients

1⁄3 cup
old-fashioned oats
1⁄3 cup
plain yogurt
1⁄3 cup
low-fat or whole milk
2 tablespoons
fresh or frozen (unsweetened) blueberries
1 tablespoon
chopped, slivered, or sliced almonds, raw or toasted
1⁄2 teaspoon
honey or real maple syrup
   
pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in the jar.
  2. Screw the top on tightly and shake the jar well.
  3. Put in the refrigerator to sit overnight, then eat—or take it to go!

Notes

Be Creative

Try chopped strawberries, apples, pears or mangoes instead of blueberries.
Try chopped walnuts or pecans instead of almonds.
Add a pinch of cinnamon or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.
Add one teaspoon flax seeds or wheat germ.

 

Did you know?

We often toast nuts because it makes them crunchier and gives them a deeper flavor. To toast the almonds, put them on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven until they are fragrant and look a shade darker, about 5 minutes.