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Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

There is a new trend in food that will make it easy for anyone to become a pro at managing that morning rush!  Are you ready?  It’s a make-ahead, no-cook breakfast!  If you haven’t tried Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal yet, then your mornings have most likely been a lot busier than they need to be.

I have played around with some different combinations and these are my current favorites: Peaches ‘n’ Cream Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal, and Lemon-Berry Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal.  They are so easy to assemble.

Peaches ‘n’ Cream Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup peach yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk (I like to use almond milk)
  • 1  1/2 t. Chia seeds
  • 1/2 t. cream cheese, broken up into 1/2 pea-size bits
  • 1/4 cup diced peach, fresh or canned
  • 1/4-1/2 t. honey, if desired

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or jar, give it a stir or a shake, cover, then pop it into the refrigerator.  Chill overnight, then serve.  Serves 1.

Scrape the cream cheese with a spreader, then cut into small pieces.

Cream Cheese has been added to the oatmeal.

Lemon-Berry Overnight Oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 vanilla yogurt (or lemon if you can find it)
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1  1/2 t. Chia seeds
  • 1/4 berries, diced (I used raspberry this time)
  • 1/4 t. lemon zest
  • 1/4-1/2 t. honey, if desired 

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or jar, give it a stir or a shake, cover, then pop it into the refrigerator.  Chill overnight, then serve.  Serves 1.

By the next morning the oats will have softened and plumped up and you will have a very filling breakfast waiting for you!  The chia seeds offer extra antioxidants and they also have even more omega-3 fatty acids than flax seeds (which I love to sprinkle on my cereal).

These recipes can easily be adjusted to fit many different dietary needs.  To eliminate milk, feel free to eliminate the yogurt and replace cow’s milk with almond, rice, or soy milk.  Add a couple extra tablespoons of milk to each recipe.

Watch the video below to see a demonstration of how easily the Peaches ‘n’ Cream Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal comes together.  This recording of “Moms’ Timeout” was intended for MomTV.com.  I am unsure if it played live on the website due to technical difficulties, but here is our recording.  A group of my friends who are all mothers got together to discuss time management and organization in this episode: Kat (Mom on the Go in Holy Toledo), Alison (a local interior designer), myself, Allie (From Holy Toledo to You), and Tammy (Weighbeyondmotherhood).

Watch for my updates on upcoming episodes of “Moms’ Timeout”!

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