• August 24, 2012
  • Katlin Owens

Quick Breakfast: No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

Source: The Kitchn
Overnight oatmeal is a familiar thing; we often boil a pot of steel-cut oats and then leave them to soak overnight on the stove. Bring them back to a simmer in the morning and they're ready to eat. Sometimes we cook oatmeal overnight in the slow cooker, too.

But what about overnight no-cook oatmeal?

That's the basic idea of this very simple recipe from Whole Foods Market's website. The recipe is basically a cold cereal — easy to prepare the night before, and good for people who prefer their oatmeal raw.

Basically you just mix rolled oats with milk, fruit, and nuts, and leave them overnight in the fridge. In the morning the oats have softened up into a sort of cold porridge or cold cereal. You can warm it up or just eat it cold.

Source: Whole Foods
Serves 4
This affordable, healthy breakfast provides protein, whole grains and fresh fruit to help you start your morning right. Simply mix the ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy it cold or warm the next morning.

2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
2 cups lowfat milk or unsweetened soymilk or almondmilk
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds
2 peaches or apricots, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons agave nectar (optional)

Combine oats, milk, zest and vanilla in a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, scoop oatmeal into bowls and top with pecans, peaches and a drizzle of agave nectar.

Per serving: 320 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 13g protein, 44g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 5mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium

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