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Thursday, July 2, 2015

TASTY THURSDAY -- Overnight Oatmeal


Every Thursday, I'm going to feature food. This week, because it was a busy day for me, I'm going to post a quick and simple recipe from my recipe blog that doesn't involve using the stove. I've made this recipe MANY times. I don't use the yogurt, because I actually use a 2:1 ratio and it becomes the perfect consistency and texture for me.

Overnight Oatmeal

I love oatmeal. Whether it's the instant kind, the cook kind, oatmeal cookies or Oat bread, I can DEVOUR oatmeal like no one's business. It's good for me, so I don't see the harm in eating it!
I prefer the instant kind, because it's easier for me to make. However, my friend LeAnn posted an alternative recipe on her facebook... This is just as easy at Instant oatmeal to make.

1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup oats (cooking kind)
Pinch of cinnamon
Sugar to taste (you can use Splenda/diabetic-safe sweetener if you are avoiding normal sugar)
Fruit of choice
4 tbsp yogurt (she used vanilla flavor)

1. Mix cinnamon, sugar and oats.
2. Add milk and mix well.
3. Refrigerate overnight (8 hrs+)
4. Add fruit and yogurt, if desiired; stir and eat

If you want a different taste, you can try one of these Stir-in options.

Pomegranate Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds.

Honey Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1 tablespoon honey or 2 tablespoons comb honey.*Those with bee sting allergies should consult their physician before consuming comb honey.

Banana Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup banana slices.

Almond Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup toasted almonds. (Please use pre-toasted almonds to avoid using the stove)

Blueberry Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup blueberries.

Blackberry Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup blackberries.

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