Blueberry Refrigerator Oatmeal

Assemble this creamy oatmeal the night before, and then, while you sleep, your fridge will do all the work for you! In the morning, just grab the jar and go. 

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Hands-on time:
5 minutes
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Total time:
10 hours
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Makes
1
Serving

Kitchen Gear

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Measuring spoons
Jar with tight-fitting lid (a Mason or canning jar is perfect)

Ingredients

1⁄3 cup old-fashioned oats
1⁄3 cup plain yogurt
1⁄3 cup low-fat or whole milk
2 tablespoons fresh or frozen (unsweetened) blueberries
1 tablespoon chopped, slivered, or sliced almonds, raw or toasted
1⁄2 teaspoon honey or real maple syrup
  pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in the jar.
  2. Screw the top on tightly and shake the jar well.
  3. Put in the refrigerator to sit overnight, then eat—or take it to go!

Be Creative

Try chopped strawberries, apples, pears or mangoes instead of blueberries.
Try chopped walnuts or pecans instead of almonds.
Add a pinch of cinnamon or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.
Add one teaspoon flax seeds or wheat germ.

 

Did you know?

We often toast nuts because it makes them crunchier and gives them a deeper flavor. To toast the almonds, put them on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven until they are fragrant and look a shade darker, about 5 minutes.