Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Overnight No-Cook Oatmeal (Blueberry Variation)

This is the same basic recipe as yesterday except instead of bananas and almond butter, I used frozen blueberries and whipped topping.

Again, I used 1/2 cup each of oatmeal, yogurt and skim milk, and 1/4 teaspoon allspice (I omitted the cinnamon) and then after mixing those together, I stirred in 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. If I had fresh, I would have used that, instead, but sometimes you need to adapt to the current situation.

After resting in the fridge overnight.

Stirred and warmed lightly in the microwave. 
I tried both versions cold and warm, and I prefer them warmed.

With all honesty, this variation was not as good as yesterday's. I think the berries were much more tart than I had expected. When I make this again, I think I will probably use a blueberry yogurt in the first step instead of a plain yogurt and then add blueberries if needed. I will also taste it and add sugar/sweetener as needed.

However, this recipe is a great start to the day. It is a hearty breakfast, and one which is very easy to make. It is also very inexpensive, important for anyone who lives with both calorie and monetary budgets.


  1. Looks Fantastic and Perfect for the chilly mornings to come!

    1. I agree. Oatmeal is the perfect cold-weather breakfast! I hope you enjoy these, Rebecca!

  2. My favorite variation so far: Oats garnished with Berries and made with Coconut Milk, Greek Yogurt, Whey Protein, Dried Figs, and Crystallized Ginger. The ginger is a lovely ingredient -- the spice permeates the entire dish as it sits overnight.

    1. I have all that, except dried figs. I will make that tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this idea, Andrew!