Easy Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal (Toddler Chef-Friendly)
In honor of #NationalOatmealDay, toddler boss and I took a break from our usual best oatmeal ever and decided to make our own version of overnight refrigerator oatmeal. We used a 1:1:1 ratio of oats to whole milk to Greek yogurt. After that, we added a few goodies that we had on hand, and then let all of the flavors settle in and get nice and cozy overnight.
This morning, we were pleasantly surprised to find that our little experiment worked really, really well. The sugars from the fruit-flavored Greek yogurt and ripe banana made our oatmeal just sweet enough such that we didn't need to add a sweetener. We added granola to give it a little crunch and it was perfect!
I haven't seen toddler boss enjoy a breakfast dish this much in a while, so this is going down in the BambiniWare kitchen as an official home run:-)
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SERVINGS: Up to 4 four-ounce servings
ACTIVE TIME: 5 mins
CHILL TIME: 8+ hoursINGREDIENTS:
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup fruit-flavored Greek yogurt (we used a combination of peach and strawberry-banana)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ripe mashed banana
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup granola
1. Add oats, milk, yogurt, cinnamon, banana and raspberries to a small bowl. Mix well.
2. Transfer the mixture to a jar or container, and cover with a lid.
3. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
4. Add granola just prior to serving.
5. Enjoy within 2 days.
What other mix-ins would you try with your own version of overnight refrigerator oatmeal? Share your ideas in the comments section!
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