Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli

by Sherry Riter in Breakfast,Cooking  ,Fruit,Recipe

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Whether you call it refrigerator oatmeal, summer porridge, cold oatmeal, no-cook oatmeal or yogurt oats, it is all really another name for muesli.

What Is Muesli?

In the 1900’s, a Swiss physician named Maximilian Bircher-Benner created a meal based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts for his patients that were in the hospital. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables was part of the requirements for his therapy, thus muesli was born.

Most of the time, muesli is eaten for breakfast, but in Switzerland and Germany it is also eaten as a light evening dish with buttered bread and coffee with milk. So muesli is a winning combination of great-tasting, good-for-you foods, and it includes whole-grain oats!

Muesli is great for health food and vegan diets, as well as everyone else!

No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Is Delicious

I know that the first thing you think when you hear “no-cook” and “refrigerator oatmeal” in the same sentence, a vision of chewy, pasty tasting mush enters you mind.

BUT WAIT!

Refrigerator oatmeal, summer porridge, cold oatmeal, no-cook oatmeal and yogurt oats are ABSOLUTELY delicious! I promise! Have I ever steered you wrong with a recipe yet? If that doesn’t convince you, what do you have to lose by giving it a try? I’ll answer that for you. Nothing! You not only won’t lose a thing, you will experience a delicious breakfast of Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli!

Still not convinced? Well, I will convince you the way I always do by providing mouth-watering, guaranteed-to-make-you-drool photos and step-by-step directions to help take all the guesswork out of the recipe. By the time you look at all the photos, I’m sure you are going to want to try this recipe.

If you can’t cook and even if you don’t like cooking, Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli is so easy that you won’t even mind throwing all the ingredients together before you go to bed. However, if you just want to have a HOT breakfast, simply warm this oatmeal up instead of eating it cold. When it is warmed, it almost tastes like a dessert! I. Kid. You. Not!

Also, don’t forget that not only is this recipe easier than easy to put together, but since it includes oatmeal, it is HIGHLY nutritious. Here’s a few facts about oatmeal:

  • low in total fat and saturated fat
  • oatmeal can help lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol levels in your blood
  • absolutely no cholesterol in oatmeal
  • oat-soluble fiber helps to remove the cholesterol from your body
  • eating oat soluble fiber daily can reduce your risk of heart disease
  • oatmeal helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels
  • oatmeal is a whole grain and recommended by the USDA
  • oatmeal reduces your craving for foods that are not good for you
  • oats have a lower glycemic index and help to balance glucose levels for better diabetes control
  • oatmeal keeps your feeling fuller longer and thus, helps to cut out the snacks and will possibly help you lose weight

See? Are you convinced? This recipe is healthy AND delicious. Do you know the real kicker? Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli is simple and easy to prepare even for the non-cook. So let me get started so that you can taste this recipe with your eyes for a few minutes.

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Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli

We will start this recipe with one of my favorite pieces of kitchenware…a Mason jar. I used a quart jar and it gives me five breakfasts. If you are a more breakfast eater, you could put this recipe in two pint jars. That would let you grab and go if necessary too.

Mason Jar for Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli 1

Add old fashioned rolled oats to the Mason jar. They will absorb everything better and give you a wonderful consistency.

old fashioned rolled oats 2

Now add Greek yogurt to the Mason jar. If you only have regular yogurt, add that instead. If you hate yogurt, leave it out of the recipe. You could add a little more milk or even some whipping cream instead.

greek yogurt or regular yogurt 3

It doesn’t matter if you add 2 percent or whole milk, but that’s the next ingredient to add to the Mason jar.

milk 2 percent or whole 4

Now stir all the ingredients really good. There won’t be a whole lot of stirring room after you add the next two ingredients, so it is best to get it well combined first. Add the peaches.

fresh juicy peeled diced peaches 5

Now add the mango and stir again.

fresh juicy peeled diced mango 6

Last healthy ingredient to add to the Mason jar is slivered almonds. They will give a nice crunch to the Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli. I’m all into having a good texture, so the almonds just really make this deliciousness over the top!

healthy peeled slivered almonds 7

It is time to give it a really good mixing stir.

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Can you see the beautiful Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli through the glass of the Mason jar? I love the redness of the peach. It looks so pretty.

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There isn’t really any mess to clean up. So when all the mixing was finished, I put it in the refrigerator so that the oats would soak up the milk and get soft.

As you can tell, I made a quart which was enough for five breakfasts. So Monday through Friday there was no rush in the morning to prepare breakfast. I don’t like rushing in the morning!

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The little one? Oh well, it became my dessert.

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I added some local honey and stirred it up really good.

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Then I ate it as a dessert one night.

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Every bite has peaches and almonds in it.

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Not microscopic peaches, but nice big chunks of peaches!

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This is not a stingy ingredient recipe. Every bite is as good as the last one.

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That’s what makes it impossible to take just a bite.

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You’ll want bite

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after bite,

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after bite,

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after bite,

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after bite!

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Since none of us are getting any younger, think about how important it is that you eat healthy meals.

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As you can tell, this is not only healthy, but very easy to put together. This meal has no problem staying in the refrigerator for five days. So when time is short before you get ready to leave in the morning, you don’t have to sacrifice your health by not eating a nutritious breakfast.

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You want to know something else? You can put them in the freezer too. Just take them out the night before and put them in the refrigerator. By the morning, they will be thawed and ready to eat.

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Here’s a wet paper towel so that you can wipe the drool off my photos before you go in the kitchen and make some Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli.
 
 

Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Muesli

Ingredients:

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup Greek yogurt or regular yogurt
2/3 cup milk, 2 percent or whole
2/3 cup peaches
1/3 cup mango
1/4 to 1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons honey or sugar (optional)

Directions:

In a quart Mason jar (full recipe) or pint Mason jar (half recipe), add old fashioned rolled oats. Now add Greek yogurt to the Mason jar. If you only have regular yogurt, add that instead. If you hate yogurt, leave it out of the recipe. You could add a little more milk or even some whipping cream instead. Add milk and stir all the ingredients together really good. Add the peaches and mango. Stir again. Add slivered almonds. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, eat the oatmeal cold or warmed up with or without a sweetener.

 

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1 Skip_D July 26, 2012 at 4:18 am

I love oatmeal, & all the other ingredients. This recipe looks delicious!

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2 The Redhead Riter July 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

It IS delicious and peaches are in season! Big, fat, juicy peaches! Yum!

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3 Gloria Faye Brown Bates July 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

This is a wonderful recipe that I want to try. Your photos are beautiful, and all you did only made one just want to go straight into the kitchen to make it. I loved knowing one can keep it five days in the fridge, or even freeze to thaw out the night before. How cool is that! Your presentation was just… the nicest. Gloria/Granny Gee

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4 The Redhead Riter July 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

Thank you so much, Gloria! I’m glad you enjoyed the post with all the photos. It is so nice that I can make this and have not only a delicious breakfast, but a very healthy breakfast! :D

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5 Susanne July 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

Oh yum! I really do have to find or invest in some mason jars. From window ledge, to refrigerator lemondae and oatmeal or inpromptu lighting, they are a must have.

Is it okay to substitute extra nuts or lemon flavoirng or vanilla for the fruit. I just don’t care for it. Otherwise what a great spin on my two fave breakfast items, yogurt and oatmeal.

Thanks for a cool way to get our oats..I’ve been feeling mine lately…goofy joke, sorry.

Have a great day!

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6 The Redhead Riter July 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

One of the main reasons that I love Mason jars so much is that they don’t break easily. I’m always breaking everything! LOL

You don’t like fruit? Of any kind? Oh my!!!! If you don’t add any fruit, it will still turn out great. Do you like dried fruit? If so, you could add some raisins or dried figs or something like that with a little vanilla flavoring. It would be yummy! The yogurt really adds a great texture with the softened oats. Yum!

Hope you have a wonderful day too!

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7 Stéfan July 26, 2012 at 9:45 am

Heaven. I’m impressed by this recipe. I must try it.

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8 The Redhead Riter July 28, 2012 at 2:26 am

Good!!! You’ll have to let me know how you like it.

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9 Teresha July 26, 2012 at 10:54 am

We had muesli for the first time when we visited friends in Zurich. I have been trying to recreate the recipe ever since but haven’t made anything that tastes as good as the stuff we ate back in Switzerland. I am going to give yours a try!

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10 The Redhead Riter July 28, 2012 at 3:01 am

It sure does make the morning routine faster especially with children who have to go to school on time! Plus, it sticks with you so there are no hunger pains before lunch.

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11 Joan July 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

These photographs are UNBELIEVABLE! If this Muesli is as good as it looks, (which I am sure that it is), I am going to make it for breakfast! YUM YUM! :)

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12 The Redhead Riter July 28, 2012 at 3:02 am

It IS as good as it looks!!! You gotta try it!

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13 Elise July 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Just stopping by from a blog hop! What great recipes! http://www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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14 The Redhead Riter July 28, 2012 at 3:02 am

Thanks for stopping by, Elise!!

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15 Katherines Corner August 2, 2012 at 7:44 am

Well that does sound wonderful. I love the idea of the crunch from the nuts too, xo

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16 Katie April 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I LOVE oatmeal, but HATE the time it takes to make the “real” stuff. And I like to wake up as late as physically possible to still make it to work on time. This seems to be an excellent solution to my problem! Hooray! I didn’t have any rolled oats, so I used steel cut oats instead. And since peaches aren’t readily available in April, the frozen kind had to do for now. Another great recipe – I really enjoyed it! Thanks!

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17 Sherry Riter April 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I’m so glad you like this recipe!!! It is sooooooooo delicious and EASY! :D

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18 lauren August 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

Looks delicious. Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. Going to give this one a try.

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19 Sherry Riter August 18, 2013 at 11:34 am

Great! Enjoy! My daughter and I think it is so easy, fun and delicious.

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