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During the winter, I often have oatmeal for breakfast.  I use quick oats, and add a little bit of brown sugar and coconut oil.  But when summer comes, a hot breakfast is no longer appealing to me.  But oatmeal is tasty and inexpensive and it fills me up.  What’s a girl to do?  Well, last week, I discovered (via Pinterest) COLD oatmeal.  What the what?!  Rolled oats, yogurt, fruit, and milk all mixed together and tucked into a jam jar, for a tasty, quick, filling breakfast.  Breakfast solved.

Ingredients for cold oatmeal

Here’s what I used:

1/3 c. Rolled oats (not quick oats, just the regular kind)

1/3 c. Greek yogurt

1/3 c. Rice milk

1/2 Banana, sliced

1/2 c. Blueberries

1 tbsp. Agave nectar

Dash of cinnamon

Lots of recipes call for chia seeds, which I’d love to add (they’re a superfood), but I didn’t have any on hand.  I added some hemp seeds to my second batch. We’ll see how that turns out.

Add milk of some sort to the cold oatmeal

I used rice milk because it was what I had in the fridge.  I think any type of milk would work just fine.

Cold oatmeal in jam jars

Yummy summer breakfast on the go!  There are LOTS of different recipes for all sorts of flavours.  Just do a quick Google search on cold oatmeal, and pick your faves.

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