Old fashioned oats soaked overnight in milk and yogurt, sweetened with a drizzle of agave and strawberries and blueberries. A creamy, delicious, healthy breakfast that is easy to throw together at night and ready to eat in the morning.
This month I got to cook from two great blogs for the Secret Recipe Club. This recipe comes from Katie, This Chick Cooks. Katie has a great healthy blog. She cut out white flour, white sugar and focuses on eating more whole foods.
While I’m not ready to cut out white flour or white sugar, I am definitely trying to eat more whole foods. Becky, Vintage Mixer, recently posted Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal and Farro in a Jar that I’ve been wanting to try, so when I saw Katie’s Strawberry Refrigerator Oats I knew it was time for me to try oatmeal in a jar.
Katie’s overnight method couldn’t be easier. You just mix it up the night before, no cooking, and it’s ready to eat in the morning. It reminded me of the oatmeal that was served at many of the B&Bs we stayed at in Europe. A perfect way to start the day.
Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal with Berries
- ¼ cup oats
- ⅓ cup milk
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup
- ¼ cup chopped strawberries
- ¼ cup blueberries
- additional berries for topping
- Combine all ingredients, stir, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Top with additional berries if desired.
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You will just love the overnight oatmeal I just love them I make a few at night and have them for the week. I also add some chia seeds. Enjoy
Hi Karen – great idea to make them ahead of time.
can use frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries
in a mason jar and put int the fridge overnight?
eat cold or hot…good sounds? I really like your
recipe. two thumbs ups!!!!!!
Thanks Mickey! Good idea to use frozen fruit this time of year.
This sounds yummy. I have a tendency to not want to take the time and skip breakfast. With this, a nutritious breakfast would be as difficult as taking the lid off the jar. Thank you. I’ll be mixing it up tonight!
Thank you so much for that recipe! Perfect breakfast to take to go! I ran out of milk last night and used buttermilk instead, it was a total revelation, I love it even more now!!!! (buttermilk and regular yogurt)
Hi Lex – sounds like a great substitution. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it!
This sounds really yummy. What kind of oats did you use? Rolled oats, or steel-cut/pinhead oats? I happen to have both in my pantry at the moment (and must confess to liking the less-processed steel cut oats much more), and I’m curious as to which would work better in this recipe.
Or, you know, maybe I’ll just try both and find out for myself 🙂
I used old fashioned oats, but someone mentioned using steel cut oats in a similar recipe. So I guess any type of oat would work. Enjoy!
This sounds so easy…perfect for lazy sunday mornings:) Looks beautiful Barbara!
Absolutely delicious! And so kind of you to step up and adopt an orphan blog 🙂
i did not have agave syrup an went nuts at store but found finally but was confused over the different flavors
does one use the plain or flavored?
or can one use honey in place of the agave?
thanks will be anxious to try for sure
Hi Kathy – great questions. I used plain non fat Greek yogurt, because it’s so low in calories, higher in protein and creamier than regular yogurt, but whatever you like would be great. The original recipe used maple syrup or honey instead of the agave, but I prefer agave. I’ve only used the Xagave so I don’t know about any others. I hope you love as much as I did.
the fact you can refrigerate the oats overnight is just fantastic! Can;t wait to try this
I have yet tried anything like this before. Thanks so much for the introduction. You’re the best.
Enjoy your day.
Thank You for sharing this!
Looks very delicious, and it’s healthy too:)
Greetings from Finland!
This sounds terrific. I’ll have to whip me up a jar for the morning. Hope frozen fruit and flavored yogurt work out OK.
Counting down, 5 weeks from today!!! 🙂
Cathy at Wives with Knives
You have really tempted me with this recipe, Barbara. I’m trying to eat healthier too and this is a good place to start. Love your SRC choice!
I have seen so many versions of this throughout the blogosphere, and have been dying to try it. What a great carry-out breakfast it would make, or lunch kept in the work fridge! I love the use of agave syrup instead of sugar, and of course, your photos are beautiful. I’m pretty sure I would have chosen this also 🙂
Jen @ Savory Simple
I do something similar with steel-cut oats! It’s so nice to wake up to oatmeal in the morning.
I’ll have to try it with steel-cut oats. Do they get soft overnight?
sally @ sally's baking addiction
Hi Barbara! I’ve never made overnight oats before but see it all over the blogworld. I think this recipe has me convinced to give it a try!
Looks delicious and healthy.