Friday 8 March 2013

Banana Berry Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator oatmeal has been popping up all over the internet in the last few months and has spread across Pinterest like a nutritious and rustic plague. Being constantly harassed by it in its many forms I finally concluded that it was my duty, to write a post about it for my large audience of approximately five and a half people (I kid, I kid, there are at LEAST six of you guys). Needless to say I attempted it, fearing that it was yet again one of those convenient health foods that everyone pretends to like and then lets slide back into obscurity. The verdict? It's surprisingly yummy and oddly convenient! Refrigerator oatmeal, if well assembled is like bizarre lovechild of granola and rice pudding. It has a thick wholesome consistency, is cool and refreshing, nutritious and very tasty! It doesn't become semi-concrete goop a la oatmeal but instead becomes thick with chewy bits of oatmeal, thus the rice pudding comparison. It's important to not that this is an overnight recipe, so although convenient it does require some forethought. Other than this, the recipe is super easy, extremely convenient and can be made, transported and consumed in jars...don't get me started on jars. Needless to say, it's a lovely recipe, although I saw it all over, I settled on Ewa's recipe as a basic template which I altered. She's over at Delishhh if anyone would like to give her lovely recipes a gander!

1/4c. Plain, full-fat yogurt
1/4c. raw oats, not instant
1/2 c. mixed berries or other fruit (I used raspberries and strawberries)
1/3 c. milk or soy milk
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp. sweet jam (I used cherry)
1 pinch of salt
A few drops of vanilla
1/2 banana

1) Mix all ingredients except banana in a jar, seal and store in refrigerator overnight
2) The next morning garnish with slices of banana and serve


  1. OMG! D:
    I want this in my tummy. RIGHT NOW.

  2. If you make it this evening you can have it tomorrow for breakfast!

  3. This is brilliant, seeing as I don't really like using things like stoves and pots and pans... Super yummy recipe!

  4. Great to hear, it's lovely on the run! Thanks for posting!