Breakfast Idea: Make Ahead Summer Oatmeal

It’s been hot here in SoCal — like 80 degrees by 8 am hot. So the thought of waking up and having a hot breakfast has been less than appealing.

Luckily, my friend Kelly clued me into this brilliant idea: cold oatmeal for breakfast. I know, it sounds weird but just go there with me for a moment because it’s actually quite delicious.

Basically you soak rolled oats over night in the fridge and by morning you have a delightfully refreshing, hearty breakfast! She has her own favorite mix of ingredients but this recipe is for what I made in this photo.


Let us know your favorite combination of ingredients.

Make Ahead Summer Oatmeal

1 Wide-Mouth Mason Jar with lid
2/3 cups uncooked, Gluten-free Rolled Oats
1 cup non-dairy milk (I used vanilla coconut milk here)
1 teaspoon of Stevia all natural sweetener
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 cup of fresh berries (I used strawberries)

Place all the ingredients, except the berries, into the jar and stir to combine. Top with the berries, place the lid on the jar and put in your fridge overnight. By morning, most of the milk will have been absorbed by the oatmeal.

Eat straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and enjoy this refreshing start to a hot day!


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  1. Brighteyes Valentin says

    I just prepared the summer oatmeal and added strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, I rush in the morning and have no time for breakfast can’t wait to taste it. I added a little more cinnamon and my almond milk. I will make one with strawberry and banana for Friday. Thank you for the recipe. I get really sick with any gluten. God bless. I am tired of the same stuff. I am new to this.

    • Brighteyes Valentin says

      omg it was delicious, It was cold in my office so i heated it up and it was so good warm as well. Thank you so much. I just made some for tomorrow and added bananas with berries. if it’s cold at work i will heat it up for 1 min and mmmm. your a life saver. I give this recipe *****

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