Cold Breakfast Oatmeal
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I personally prefer my oatmeal warm, but I can understand why this dish has gotten so many good comments. There's something very cool about putting all your ingredients in a container at night and having breakfast magically ready to eat in the morning. (Note my clever use of the word "cool".)
The recipe here is just how "Cathy" submitted it, but I would suggest two changes. Increase the sweetener to 2 or 3 teaspoons. Instead of using an exact measurement for the milk, I'd eyeball it. Add just enough so a very thin layer of milk covers the oats after everything has been mixed.
Keep those comments coming. I love reading your opinions!
How To Make Cold Breakfast Oatmeal
The night before your breakfast, mix oats, milk, cinnamon and sweetener (if using) together in a cereal bowl. (If you are using the dried blueberries, go ahead and add these the night before - making sure they have plenty of liquid covering them.) Now cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, add your fresh berries (if using) and stir gently. Enjoy.
This is my very favorite oatmeal. Once I ate this, cooked oatmeal took a vacation in my home. For a twist, use steel cut oats one morning. Either way you are getting plenty of fiber and a no-sugar option as well.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank *Cathy* for this recipe.
Comments About This Recipe
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Comment submitted: 6/14/2013 (#16041)
I add nutmeg to mine also depending on the berries I use. I am a diabetic and love oatmeal. The cinnamon helps control blood sugar. But I do switch up my sweetener to agave - it's all natural. For those days I don't want to use artificial sweeteners.
Comment submitted: 5/8/2013 (#15845)
Muesli has been served cold for decades!
Comment submitted: 3/27/2013 (#15488)
From riann (Team Breakfast Member)
This is such a time saver in the morning! A great alternative to hot oatmeal during the summer. I made it with steel cut oats and it was very chewy. Tonight I will try it with rolled oats. I also added 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed.
Comment submitted: 8/8/2012 (#14279)
Toasted coconut makes this recipe even better. Thanks!
Comment submitted: 5/17/2012 (#13913)
I mix in banans & cocoa powders, berries and maple syrup, some lemon yogurt, apples & cinamon, peaches, nuts, nut butters, chia seeds. You can really mix it up!
Comment submitted: 4/23/2012 (#13836)
Thank you for this recipe! It's great! I try to eat oatmeal most days and this is a nice way to make it seem completely different.
Comment submitted: 1/22/2012 (#13455)
Nice to see I'm not the only one. I've always preferred my oatmeal cold. I reminds me of rice pudding that way. My wife thinks I'm nuts.
Comment submitted: 10/26/2011 (#13081)
Awesome! I some how invented this on my own, because I always soaked rolled oats the night before. It's so much easier than cooking them, and you can always heat it up after if you want.
Comment submitted: 6/17/2011 (#12815)
I also like cold oats in the morning. I just have oats with sultanas soaked in the fridge over night, also I drink 2 cups of green tea and have lost 12 kg in 5 months.
Comment submitted: 4/9/2011 (#12437)
From luckycharms (Team Breakfast Member)
I do the exact same thing, long before I read this. We agree it's good!
Comment submitted: 1/22/2011 (#11972)
Mix in mashed banana and a 1/4 cup of raisins and this is delicious.
Comment submitted: 9/8/2010 (#11183)
I have 1/4 cup cold oatmeal every morning before I run the treadmill - I add 1/2 cup of milk and some cinnamon - Oh yeah!
Comment submitted: 8/17/2010 (#11084)
Cold oatmeal is great. I usually will just add milk, raisins, and a dash of vanilla-stir-and eat immediately. Great way to start the day.
Comment submitted: 7/6/2010 (#10846)
Ive never tried cold oatmeal before I saw this. The first time I tried it I thought it was ok but too thick for me. The second time I used more milk than oats and cinnamon,raisins and nutmeg, I also added a splash of vanilla and YUMMMMM! I wanted more! Thanks for teaching me about cold oatmeal!
Comment submitted: 5/4/2010 (#10437)
From Just G.
Also yummy if you omit the blueberries, and instead slice a banana on top and drizzle with honey.
Comment submitted: 3/24/2010 (#10139)
What does leaving it over night do?
Comment submitted: 1/26/2010 (#9548)
I love it. Try with diced honey dew melon or cantaloupe as they serve it in the Drake Hotel, Chicago and the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas. Yum!
Comment submitted: 12/21/2009 (#9267)
Always cold, with yogurt... it is great... I'll try this one... sounds delicious.
Comment submitted: 10/12/2009 (#8829)
I pretty much use the same idea (Oats, Milk, Brown sugar and/or Cinnamon) but I do not let it sit overnight. Our family have always eaten oatmeal uncooked and right out of the box. I was recently surprised to hear that this is very unusual... most people will eat it cooked and hot.
Comment submitted: 9/28/2009 (#8768)
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