Refrigerator Oatmeal

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Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator Oatmeal
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: No cooking required Source: Dairy Council of CA
Food Groups: Dairy, Fruits, Grains
Meal Type: Breakfast & Brunch
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Low Fat, Good Source of Fiber
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Vegetarian

Also known as overnight oatmeal, this simple, no-cook recipe allows busy families to have a balanced breakfast with foods from three food groups ready to grab and go each morning.


2 cups vanilla low-fat or fat-free Yogurt (any flavor works)
2 cups low-fat or fat-free Milk
4 cups rolled Oats (or 2 cups steel-cut Oats)
2 cups Strawberries, sliced, or Raspberries


Combine ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Divide mixture evenly between four containers, cover and refrigerate overnight.

The oats will absorb the moisture in the yogurt and milk, softening for a pudding-like consistency.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 278
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 115 mg
Carbohydrates: 51 g
Protein: 13 g
Fiber: 8 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 300 mg

Cook's Notes:

Use whatever yogurt, fruit, oats or nuts you have on hand. Adjust the amount of milk, oats and fruit to match your personal preferences. Try adding cinnamon, honey, flax, muesli or chia seeds for different flavors and consistency.