Monday, May 12, 2014

Overnight, No Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

If you are active in social media like Facebook, Pinterest, you will not miss out this popular Overnight Oat! I actually never like plain oat porridge except the previous attempt on a savoury Miso Oat Porridge  which wowed me over :D This particular Overnight Oat requires no cooking, just soak the uncooked rolled oats with enough liquid like low fat milk and plain yogurt, stir in some Chia Seeds which will aid in thickening the whole mixture and add in your favourite combination fruits. After sitting for at least 3 hours or overnight in fridge, a serving of healthy No Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal is ready to serve as breakfast or brunch! Really simple, fast and nutritious when you have no time to cook something over the stove in the morning :D I actually like this no cook version rolled oats a lot!! Guess I won't get sick of eating this Overnight Oat any sooner if I create different flavours everytime :D 


The basic ingredients of making overnight no-cook oatmeal : rolled oats, low fat milk, natural yogurt & chia seeds. With reference from The Yummy Life, I've adjusted the proportion of the oats to liquid to my liking :D The texture is creamy and tasty, and is really versatile to create the flavours you like! 

Blueberry & Strawberry Refrigerator Oatmeal topped with Pistachio and Honey



Blueberry & Strawberry Refrigerator Oatmeal
Ingredient (2 servings)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats (not instant oats)
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup natural thick yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tbsp dried chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Chopped pistachio for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp honey for sweetening (optional)
Method
  1. In a clean jar or container (with lid), add in oats, milk, yoghurt and chia seeds. Using a dry spoon, stir to mix thoroughly. Gently stir in blueberries and strawberries.
  2. Seal the jar and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight for the mixture to thickens. Serve chilled with honey and chopped pistachio.

 Mango & Dried Cranberries Refrigerator Oatmeal topped with Almonds & Maple Syrup



Mango & Dried Cranberries Refrigerator Oatmeal
Ingredient (2 servings)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats (not instant oats)
  • 1 cup low fat milk 
  • 1/2 cup natural thick yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tbsp dried chia seeds
  • 1 mango, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • toasted almonds for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup 

Method
  1. In a clean jar or container (with lid), add in oats, milk, yoghurt and chia seeds. Using a dry spoon, stir to mix thoroughly. Gently stir in sliced mangoes and cranberries.* 
  2. Seal the jar and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight for the mixture to thickens. Serve chilled with maple syrup and toasted almonds.

Chocolate Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal topped with Pecans & Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal 
Ingredient (2 servings)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats (not instant oats)
  • 1 cup Soy-based Chocolate milk*
  • 1/2 cup natural plain yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 2 tsp dried chia seeds
  • 1 medium banana, sliced plus extra for garnishing
  • handful of toasted pecans for topping
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips for topping
  • honey for sweetening if necessary
* alternative : dissolve 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder into 5 tbsp hot water + 1 cup milk


Method
  1. In a clean jar or container (with lid), add in oats, milk, yoghurt and chia seeds. Using a dry spoon, stir to mix thoroughly. Gently stir in sliced bananas.*
  2. Seal the jar and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight for the mixture to thickens. Serve chilled. Top with toasted pecans, chocolate chips and more sliced banana if desired.





This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Bake For Happy Kids, and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House

4 comments:

Tze @ Awayofmind said...

wow! so many types of fruity and nutty oat meals you had made! must try out one day!

Thanks for linkup with LTU!

Zoe said...

Hi Peng,

This will be a nice cooling breakfast to start a warm summery day. Nice!

Zoe

Anonymous said...

Hi,

may i know is it black or white chia seeds? Is black?

thank you

Peng said...

Anoym...u can use either, they have similar beneficial.

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