Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

“Refrigerator or Overnight” oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts, especially when I’m facing a busy day. You do the work the night before and in the morning all you need to do is enjoy the yummy oats and you’ve got a great healthy meal to get you going.

Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

It’s surprising to me how much I love eating oatmeal cold after so many years of thinking it needed to be served hot. Occasionally, I also enjoy the oats as a snack or even as dessert where I add some Whipped Coconut Topping or Homemade Whipped Cream to make it even more delicious. Every time I have these oats, I can’t believe how wonderful they taste.

Raspberry Lemon Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

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Raspberry Lemon Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

First, add some good quality honey and a tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt to a glass container with a lid or use a bowl, and whisk until the honey is completely combined.

Raspberry Lemon Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

Then, add the remaining yogurt and some milk, and whisk until well combined. Add some 100% whole grain old-fashioned rolled oats, Ceylon cinnamon and sea salt to the yogurt mixture and stir together until the oatmeal is completely saturated.

Raspberry Lemon Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

Next, drop dollops of some no-sugar-added raspberry fruit spread over the top of the oatmeal mix and cover the container with a lid or a bit of plastic wrap.

This is one way I like to sweeten recipes, with a little local honey and a little “real food” fruit spread, not large amounts of processed sugar. The Ceylon cinnamon, or your favorite cinnamon, adds a warm aromatic element to the oats, as well as some wonderful nutrition.

Raspberry Lemon Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

Note: I love to use an organic “Just Fruit Spread” when I don’t have fresh fruit on hand or am just in a hurry. It’s sweetened with fruit juice only, no added sugar, and is one of my favorite pantry staples. For easy online shopping, find one of my favorite fruit spreads in my Vitacost.com Healthy Living Shop.

Raspberry Lemon Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

Place the covered container or bowl in the refrigerator to soak overnight or for a minimum of four hours. Be sure to keep the sliced almonds separate, so they’ll stay nice and crunchy.

Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

In the morning or after four hours, remove the oatmeal mixture from fridge and lightly stir the raspberry spread throughout. Then, either eat it cold or if you prefer warm it up a little by microwaving for about 30 seconds.

Before serving, sprinkle the sliced almonds over the top and depending on the consistency you like, you can add a little more milk or some cream and then enjoy.

Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

As the oats soak in liquid overnight, their starches break down and their digestibility improves. The soaking acts like a long cooking, which is why overnight oats can be much easier to digest and can be more easily absorbed than cooked oats. Choose organic, old-fashioned rolled oats when possible.

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Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

    Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

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    Prep Time: 10 Minutes     Cook Time: No Cooking     Yield: 1 Serving


    Ingredients

    • 1 Tablespoon Honey (Use Good Quality Local Honey When Possible)
    • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (Use Plain Organic Greek Yogurt, No Sugar Added or Unwanted Additives)
    • 1/4 Cup Milk (Use the Milk You Prefer, Full Fat, Fat-Free, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, etc.)
    • 1/2 Cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats (Use Organic Oats When Possible)
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon (I Used Ceylon Cinnamon)
    • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt
    • 1 Tablespoon Raspberry Fruit Spread (Sweetened with Fruit Juice Only and No Unwanted Additives)
    • 1/4 Cup Raw Almonds, Sliced

    Preparation 

    1. Add the good quality honey and a tablespoon of the Greek yogurt to a glass container or a bowl and whisk until the honey is completely combined.
    2. Add the remaining yogurt and milk and whisk until well combined.
    3. Add the whole grain organic rolled oats, Ceylon cinnamon and sea salt to the yogurt mixture and stir together until the oatmeal is completely saturated.
    4. Drop dollops of the raspberry fruit spread over the top of the oatmeal mix and cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap. I love to use an organic “Just Fruit Spread” when I don’t have fresh fruit on hand or am just in a hurry. It’s sweetened with fruit juice only, no added sugar, and is one of my favorite pantry staples.
    5. Place the covered container or bowl in the refrigerator to soak overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours.
    6. Be sure to keep the sliced almonds separate, so they’ll stay nice and crunchy.
    7. In the morning or after 4 hours, remove the oatmeal mixture from fridge and lightly stir the raspberry spread throughout.
    8. Either eat it cold or if you prefer warm it up a little by microwaving for about 30 seconds.
    9. Before serving, sprinkle the sliced almonds over the top and depending on the consistency you like, add a little extra milk or cream and enjoy. 

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    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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