FarEastRed (westcoastred) wrote in vegancooking,

No-Cook Oatmeal

Just wanted to share an awesome recipe going around that is wonderful for folks who really don't have time to mess around with breakfast... Or want a ready-made snack... Or lunch or whatever. You will need:

~Rolled oats (not steel-cut or instant)
~Milk (I used rice, because that's what was open)
~Yogurt (I made cinnamon apple, so I just used unsweetened applesauce, but you could use any flavor yogurt; I've found the Almande brand to be cheapest with the least amount of sugar)
~Sweetener (I used agave nectar)
~Airtight container (Target sells tupperware variety packs in their Up brand for $2!!!)
~Any fruit, small grain (chia seeds, quinoa, etc.), nuts, herbs, or spices that strike your fancy

Put the dry ingredients in first, then the yogurt, then your liquid sweetener, then the milk. You want to put about a quarter as much yogurt as you put oatmeal, then pour milk to cover the oatmeal and just overlap the yogurt. Shake vigorously, and throw in the fridge. Your oatmeal will be all wonderful and delicious and waiting for you when you wake up. I've had mine around for a couple days. It's perfect for just a couple bites for a snack, or breakfast.

If you're using flavored yogurt, you could add ingredients that go along like:

Strawberry yogurt, mash a banana in there
Cherry yogurt, handful of crushed almonds
Blueberry, fresh grated nutmeg, mashed banana, and peanut powder (sounds weird, but it's so delicious)
Coconut, add fresh pineapple OR cocoa powder

I'm going to try a very small amount of something savory... We'll see how that turns out.
Tags: easy-recipes, fruits(uncategorized), grains-oats, grains-quinoa
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