With the change in seasons I still want to offer my family breakfast with whole grains but sometimes it may be too lovely outside and muggy inside to crank up the stove. So, I found many recipes for refrigerator overnight oatmeal and adapted this one from The Yummy Life to feed a family of four a healthy breakfast with oats or your choice of mixed whole grains, yogurt, milk and chia seeds if you’d like. I did add cinnamon and a little honey for sweetness but you can choose to leave those out and add a little spice and sweet in the morning. This is a really flexible recipe for toppings. Add your own choice of fruit topping or maybe a bit of your favorite granola for crunch. It’s a cool healthy hearty breakfast for a muggy morning during the warm spring and summer months.
Overnight Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Honey
- 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats or a whole grains combination (such as rye, barley, oats and wheat)
- 1-1/3 cup milk (I used 1 cup 2% milk and 1/3 cup half and half) or Almond, Coconut, Hemp, Soy)
- 1 cup whole plain yogurt or whole plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional – Dr. Andrew Weil’s Chia for Health)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon honey
In a glass quart sized container add all ingredients and stir well. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold in the morning with your favorite fruit, dried fruit, a little granola or sliced nuts. Serves 4.
Source: Adapted from The Yummy Life.