|Refrigerator Oatmeal with Strawberries, Almonds, and Honey|
It. Was. Delicious.
It was so creamy and fluffy and filling, I just didn't know what to do with myself. And it is so healthy! It uses a variety of whole grains and fruit, including chia seeds which are all the rage right now for health reasons. I jut like the way they plump up with the milk, to be honest.
This is a must try. I will say, the recipe below made what looked like one serving, but I couldn't get all the way through it in one sitting. I'd recommend splitting it in half. I kept mine in the fridge for well over 48 hours and it never got overly mushy, so this would be a great thing to make for a few days worth of breakfasts or healthy snacking!
Feel free to replace the honey and berries with whatever you like. The almonds, too. The milk to oatmeal/granola ratio is what's really important here, but feel free to experiement with the toppings and let me know how you feel!
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup steel cut instant (5 minute) oats (or, you may also use non-instant rolled oats)
1/4 cup low fat granola, without raisins (or with, if you really like them!)
2 T chopped almonds
1 T chia seeds
1 t honey
strawberries, however many you like, for topping
Combine all ingredients, except strawberries, in a 16 oz container with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Place in refrigerator over night, at least 8 hours. When ready to eat, remove lid and top with strawberries and extra honey as needed. Serve cold and enjoy!
|Look, it even has a top!|