Thursday, July 25, 2013

Step Up to the Calorie Counter: Overnight Oatmeal

Mornings are hectic enough without having to make breakfast — so don't.

Make breakfast the night before.

Here's a recipe from Simple Sundays to make oatmeal overnight in your refrigerator.

Photo courtesy Simple Sundays

Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

YIELD: 1 serving
PREP TIME: 3 minutes
COOK TIME: 5-8 hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 hours
What I love about this recipe is that there are no hard or fast rules. Don't like soy milk? Use skim milk. Or almond milk. Use fresh or dried fruit, or both. Drizzle some maple syrup. Make this a mid day snack with carob chips and nuts. The possibilities are endless.


1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon crushed walnuts
fresh fruit


In a 250 ml or 8 oz mason jar, combine the oats, chia seeds, vanilla soy milk, dried fruit and nuts. Cover with lid and shake until combined. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or ideally, overnight. Top with fresh fruit in the morning and enjoy!

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