Ever heard of “Refrigerator Oatmeal Cupcaketini”? Well, if you haven’t, it is time to catch up!!! I love oatmeal and eat it all year round. Now that 2013 summer is here (for some parts of Europe anyway), the refrigerator oatmeal cupcaketini is definitely something you have to try, especially when it’s warming up outside. This is a very healthy recipe for overnight, no-cook refrigerator oatmeal in glass mason jars.
How to make these? In pint-size mason jars, mix old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant, quick oats) with milk, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds. BTW, Chia seeds has great nutritional value:
- Rich source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber
- Chia seeds absorb 9-12 times their weight in water
- Versatile, use in recipes both savory and sweet
- Include Chia seeds in yogurt and oatmeal or in smoothies
- Add Chia seeds to sauces as a thickener and to muffins and cakes as an egg replacement
You can check out more details here.
Then, add fruit or other flavorings, shake, and you’re done. The pint-size mason jars are perfect for this recipe. In fact, for many of my cupcaketinis I use pint-size mason jars. They can simply transform a dessert into delicious heaven. You can check out the details for the mason jars here.
I love everything about this recipe…Besides, it is so versatile, you can try so many things with the oatmeal, add dried fruits, chia seeds, top it up with your favourite fruit to name just a few.
If you don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning, this recipe will be a perfect summer breakfast for you. No cooking or heating up, and it is super easy to make a couple of batches on the weekend for several days’ worth of breakfast. How good is that? It’s my kind of cupcaketini for sure.
Keep overnight in the fridge, the chia seeds and oats soften and absorb the liquids. Grab one in the morning and enjoy it cold.
Refrigerator Oatmeal Cupcaketini
1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats (not quick oats)
1/3 cup milk (use organic whole milk to make it healthier)
1/4 cup greek yogurt (or other yogurt you prefer)
1 1/2 tsp chia seeds (details here)
Mix well in the mason jar. Then have some fun to add your favourite toppings. Make sure you only pick 2-3 toppings at a time. Don’t be greedy and pick too many. Or your flavour will be all mixed up and that’s not nice. You can after all create different flavours by adding different toppings in different glass jars to create all kinds of cupcaketinis you like:
Peaches, strawberries, diced
Honey and cinnamon
The list goes on and you can really add anything you like as toppings to make it a great cupcaketini. Enjoy and have fun.
To see more cupcaketinis (fun cupcake, desserts in a jar), click here.
- Chia Seed Wonder (healthfoodienut.com)
- The Benefits of Chia Seeds (thenakachanlife.com)
- Cheesecake Jar Cupcaketini (cupcakepedia.wordpress.com)
- Banana Chia Oatmeal (kalestorms.com)