I do not have time to make oatmeal on the stove in the morning and after multiple failed attempts at Crock Pot oats I decided to try overnight oatmeal (again). Overnight oats are basically oatmeal that “cook” in the fridge overnight. The hours in the fridge give the oats a chance to soak up the liquid to get soft and creamy.
My mom and I tried overnight oats this summer and didn’t like the texture. It was kind of gummy and weird. I bet you are excited about this recipe now…..
This time around I tried it and HEATED it in the microwave in the morning. Mom and I were stumped- why didn’t we think of that last time? It totally took away the gummy texture and tasted just like oats cooked on the stove! I was inspired by Kath but made it a bit different.
I added the raisins at night so they would get plump over night and honey for a bit of sweetness. How cute is that tiny honey bear? I ate mine in the morning with a lemon poppy seed muffin crumbled on the top. It was really nice to wake up in the morning and have oatmeal without cooking anything at all. Overnight fridge cooking for the win.
1/2 cup (ish? I used whatever I had left) old fashioned oats
1 single serve container of plain 0% fat plain yogurt
Splash of skim milk x2
2 tablespoons of raisins
1 tablespoon of honey
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1. Combine all ingredients in a container with a lid. I used a cute little glass jar.
2. Leave in the refrigerator covered overnight.
3. In the morning add a little more milk and heat in the microwave 30 seconds- 1 minute