Breakfast - a favorite meal of mine. The problem is at times it gets hectic and breakfast can be reduced to a cup of coffee on the run. However, this recipe is fast, healthy, and a doable breakfast. The oatmeal can be served straight from the fridge or heated up in the microwave.
You prepare the oatmeal the night before and put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning your breakfast is done. I love this recipe not only because of the convenience but because it is so versatile.
If you don't have dried cherries, substitute cranberries or some other dried fruit. No pecans, use walnuts. Not too fond of maple syrup- use honey. Want to use a nut or a rice milk feel free. The possibilities are almost endless.
I make my oatmeal in an 8 ounce mason jar. I put in the oats, some chia seeds, milk, dried cherries, pecan pieces, and some maple syrup in the jar. I cover with the lid and shake well to combine. Pop it in the fridge and in the morning my breakfast is done. I top it with some fresh fruit, stir and enjoy.
This recipe makes 1 serving.
Maple Cherry Pecan Refrigerator Oatmeal
1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons dried cherries
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon pecan pieces
Fresh fruit for topping (optional)
1. Add the ingredients except for the fresh fruit to an 8-ounce mason jar. Cover with the lid and shake until com;pined.
2. Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 5 hours.
3. Top with some fresh fruit before serving if you wish.