In the mornings before breakfast, I like to do as few complicated things as possible. That’s why making oatmeal the night before in the rice-cooker is great for me. An alternative I’ve been doing lately is fridge oatmeal, which are rolled oats rehydrated in the fridge overnight. I’ve been waking up super hungry lately, so I added a little extra boost to the oatmeal.
Here’s what I put into the little glass jar:
- A few tablespoons of rolled oats. Quick oats will do well here too. Just add as much as you think you’ll eat. Don’t forget that the oats will expand.
- A few tablespoons of milk. I used almond milk, but I’d probably use soy milk if I had some around.
- Twice as much plain yogurt as you put in oats.
- A few teaspoons of maple syrup. Or leave off the syrup if your yogurt is already sweetened.
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds (for omega 3’s and protein)
- 1 teaspoon hemp powder (for protein)
- Stir these ingredients together in the jar until they’re mixed together. If it seems too dry, add more milk.
- Top the jar with sliced bananas and berries. I used frozen berries which will thaw just fine overnight.
The next morning, take it out of the fridge, give it a stir, and enjoy. Oats by themselves don’t keep me full very long, but I’ve found that combining them with all the stuff in the jar seems to do the trick.