overnight refrigerator steel cut oats with chia and strawberries
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This is basically a "grab-an-go" breakfast which is perfect for those busy mornings! It's ULTRA EASY to make, (takes just 5 minutes) and is ready to go in the morning! All you have to do in the morning is open your refrigerator, grab the jar of oats, twist off the lid, give the oats a stir and dig in! How easy is that?
Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 1 serving
  • almond milk version:
  • ½ cup almond milk, regular milk, coconut, or nut milk of choice - I used my homemade vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup regular or gluten-free steel cut oats, or rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed - I love this brand from Nutiva
  • pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut - I love this brand from Let's Do Organic
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries or smashed raspberries
  • Optional - top oats off with a scoop of peanut butter or almond butter in the morning before consuming
  • yogurt version:
  • ½ cup Noosa coconut yogurt - you can use any type of yogurt, but Noosa is amazingly creamy and rich! Also, feel free to use any of their flavors as well
  • ¼ cup regular or gluten-free steel cut oats, or rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Optional 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • sliced fresh strawberries - I used about 4 medium-sized strawberries
  1. Get out a small glass jar with a lid, or glass container with a lid. I love my 12-ounce glass mason jars from Ball.
  2. Pour in the almond milk, oats, chia seed, sea salt, coconut, maple syrup, and give the mixture a good stir.
  3. Stir in the strawberries and give it another good stir.
  4. Put the lid on and store it in the refrigerator till morning.Note: You don't have to make this up right before bed, you can make it up in the afternoon as well. I usually make it up while I'm prepping dinner.
  5. The mixture will thicken up overnight and, so if you want it thinner, add more milk.
  6. Make sure to give the oatmeal a good stir before consuming!
  7. You can also heat up the oats in the microwave using the same jar if you're craving a warm breakfast! I heat mine up for about 50 seconds and usually top it with a big dollop of peanut butter (amazing) before heating them up. Make sure to give it a big stir after!
Recipe by Marin Mama Cooks at https://marinmamacooks.com/2016/04/overnight-refrigerator-steel-cut-oats-chia-strawberries/