Maple Syrup, Dried Plums, Walnuts and Cinnamon Refrigerator Oatmeal

One of my favorite ways to prepare oatmeal is this simple and convenient “Refrigerator or Overnight” version. This easy style is so amazing I can’t believe it took me so long to discover it and try it. No more waiting 20 minutes for my morning breakfast to cook. The flavor combinations are endless and it’s ready when I am!

Yogurt, Dried Plums and Walnuts Refrigerator Oatmeal

You can eat it warm or cold, but I thoroughly enjoy it cold. This particular good for you Easy Real Food Recipe is especially healthy. The oats, the dried plums, the walnuts and the plain yogurt are all considered super foods and the pure maple syrup is a wonderful unrefined natural sweetener that adds that rich maple flavor. I recommend giving refrigerator oatmeal a try.

Yogurt, Dried Plums and Walnuts Refrigerator Oatmeal

THE SUPER HEALTHY REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS

Yogurt, Dried Plums and Walnuts Refrigerator Oatmeal

First, whisk the milk and yogurt together until well combined. Second, chop the dried plums into small bite-sized pieces. Make sure to watch for unwanted ingredients when purchasing your dried plums. Third, add the oatmeal and milk and yogurt mixture to a glass container with a lid or a mug or a bowl and stir together until the oatmeal is completely saturated.

Last, layer the chopped raw walnuts over the oatmeal yogurt blend and then layer the dried plum pieces over the walnuts.

Yogurt, Dried Plums and Walnuts Refrigerator Oatmeal

Cover the glass container or mug or bowl, and then place it in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours. In the morning or after 4 hours, remove from the fridge, pour the maple syrup over the oatmeal mixture and sprinkle with the cinnamon. Stir all the ingredients together until they are combined.

Either eat the oatmeal cold or warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Enjoy your breakfast or snack as is or add a little more milk or cream to the oatmeal depending on the consistency you like.

Yogurt, Dried Plums and Walnuts Refrigerator Oatmeal

Dried plums, also known as prunes, are an amazing Real Food with an abundance of health benefits. They are high in fiber, potassium, key vitamins and are a good source of iron. I look for the “Sorbate Free” version. The ingredients should be dried plums only.

For easy stress-free shopping, find some of the non-perishable ingredients for this recipe, including Real Food Organic Grade A Maple Syrup, in our Vitacost.com Healthy Living Shop or some of my “Featured Kitchen Favorites” in our Walmart.com Shop or try our Personal Care & Tea Shop. They contain links to online stores where I like to shop.

Maple Syrup, Dried Plums, Walnuts and Cinnamon Refrigerator Oatmeal

Yogurt, Dried Plums and Walnuts Refrigerator Oatmeal

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes     Cook Time: No Cooking     Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal (I use Organic Whole Grain Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk (Use the Milk You Prefer, Full Fat, Fat-Free, Lactose Free, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Anything)
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt (I Recommend Plain Organic Yogurt, No Sugar Added or Unwanted Additives)
  • 1/3 Cup Dried Plums, Chopped (Sorbate Free Dried Plums with No Unwanted Ingredients)
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Walnuts, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup (Get the Best Quality Pure Maple Syrup You Can, Real Ingredients and No Additives)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Preparation 

  1. Whisk the milk and yogurt together until well combined.
  2. Chop the dried plums into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. Now, add the oatmeal, milk and yogurt mixture to a glass container with a lid or a mug or a bowl with some BPA free plastic wrap and stir together until the oatmeal is completely saturated.
  4. Next, layer the chopped raw walnuts over the whole grain oatmeal milk and yogurt blend.
  5. Then layer the dried plum pieces over the walnuts.
  6. Cover the glass container or mug or bowl, and then place it in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours.
  7. In the morning or after 4 hours, remove from the fridge, pour the maple syrup over the oatmeal mixture and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  8. Stir all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  9. Consume the oatmeal cold or warm it up a little by microwaving for about 30 seconds. My favorite is cold!
  10. Enjoy your breakfast or snack as is or add a little more milk or cream to the oatmeal, depending on the consistency you like.

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Author: Dianna

Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

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