overnight no-cook refrigerator oatmeal

I've been busy and neglectful. Sigh!

Anyhow, let's talk about mornings. Are they insanely insane in your house?  They are in mine!

We're only a small family of three but every morning is a mad rush.

Prior to L'il E the Hubs and I ate breakfast together at the kitchen table every morning. Over granola and yogurt we'd chat about the day ahead and sometimes we would even have time for a hot cup of tea. Fast forward a year and a half and now I'm lucky if I eat sitting down. The Hubs and I have fragmented conversations between diaper changes, tantrums and the occasional bit of flying food. It is definitely the most stressful 90 minutes of my day.

In an effort to make mornings a little smoother I've been scouring blogs for yummy breakfast ideas that could possibly bring us back to the serene mornings of the pre-baby days.

I found this great recipe over at Fat Mum Slim for Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal. I've modified it slightly because we're out of fruit and E is off bananas these days.


No-cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

Here's what you need:

  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashion rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup milk (we use homo, but you could use almond milk)
  • 1/8 cup plain yogurt (if you want to use Greek yogurt increase to 1/4 cup)
  • 1.5 tsp dried chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey

Then you combine all ingredients in a mason jar, top with a lid and let it chill overnight in the fridge!


Here's to less chaotic mornings?