Aug 23, 2015

Make-Ahead Cold Oatmeal with Honey and Raspberries | #secretrecipeclub

Make-Ahead Cold Oatmeal with Honey and Raspberries

This Make-Ahead Cold Oatmeal with Honey and Raspberries is just about the easiest way to grab a nutritious breakfast that, in my opinion, is way more satisfying than a breakfast bar or a bowl of cereal.

The oatmeal is mixed with yogurt, milk, and honey, and layered with raspberries (other berries would work nicely too), and then allowed to chill overnight in the refrigerator to soften and thicken. Best part? No cooking involved. The oatmeal is eaten cold.


Make-Ahead Cold Oatmeal with Honey and Raspberries

Cold oatmeal you ask?! Yes, cold, as in never cooked. It is delicious! The first time I was introduced to cold oatmeal (or Swiss oatmeal, although I'm not sure the Swiss know about this) was at a company breakfast that was catered by Corner Bakery. It was so perfect for breakfast on that hot summer morning!

You can assemble the mixed oats and raspberries in these glasses, top them with these lids, and put each in the refrigerator the night before, or even two nights before. If you're rushed for time, you can even pack one of the glasses in your lunch with a cold pack and bring it to work. I guarantee this breakfast will carry you through your busy morning.

Make-Ahead Cold Oatmeal with Honey and Raspberries

I found this recipe on the blog, Lavender and Lovage, by Karen (love the name), who splits her time between her home in England and her work at a cooking school in France. Doesn't that sound dreamy? Karen is my Secret Recipe Club assignment. Secret Recipe Club? Find out more about it here. It's a fun group of great food bloggers.

Check out her About page, and you'll find out that she is pretty impressive. Her photography and food styling skills make me seriously envious. I feel a lot of pressure making one of her creations because she does such a beautiful job with her photography!

Before settling on this oatmeal recipe, I seriously considered this Provencal summer gratin, this elderflower, rose, and strawberry sorbet, and these apple pie muffins, among many, many others.

Make-Ahead Cold Oatmeal with Honey and Raspberries

Serves 2


Ingredients


250 ml vanilla or plain yogurt (I used vanilla) 
100 grams rolled (Old Fashioned) oats
6 tbsp milk
4 tbsp honey (you can reduce the honey if your yogurt is sweetened)
175 grams raspberries

Instructions

  1. Mix the yogurt, oats, milk, and honey together in a small bowl. 
  2. Layer half of the mixture into two bowls or glass jars. Layer half of the raspberries on top of the oat mixture.
  3. Divide the rest of the oat mixture between the two bowls/jars, and top with the rest of the raspberries. Cover and refrigerate overnight, and up to two days. 
  4. Serve cold.


18 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I love overnight oats! They really do help make breakfast easier... Great SRC pick!

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  2. WOW! What BEAUTIFUL photos Karen and thanks so much for your kind words too! I am so pleased you enjoyed this overnight breakfast in a pot, it looks amazing! Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen! Your photos and recipes are to die for!

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  3. Overnight oatmeal is so good! I really need to make more of it asap! Happy reveal day

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  4. I've been meaning to try cold oatmeal since I've first seen it in a blog - your take on it is spectacular with the raspberries topping it all....

    Happy Reveal Day!

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  5. This sounds great, what a perfect breakfast for the kids who are getting ready to start back to school.

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  6. This looks beautiful! I have never tried overnight oats before. Will definitely be adding this to the list.

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  7. Mm I forgot about overnight oats! I love the fresh raspberries on top.

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  8. Looks great! We were actually making Swiss recipes in a food group I am in recently, and this is called bircher muesli, so the Swiss do have something going on with this recipe!

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  9. Love this idea..especially during the hot summer! Great SRC pick!

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  10. Karen, this is a great way for ANYONE to start the day off right!

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  11. This is so pretty! I would be delighted to wake up to this :)

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  12. Color me skeptical! But I love these flavors.

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  13. Those are just beautiful! Love the fresh raspberry topping - I still have yet to do the overnight oatmeal, I really need to give this one a try.

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  14. Having a quick, easy to grab breakfast in the morning is always a plus. These look beautiful to boot. Great pick!

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  15. This sounds great, love a quick and nutritious breakfast!! Thanks for the warm welcome to the club!

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