This recipe is super quick and easy to alter to your own taste! I used a simple recipe that I found on Pepper Lynn and changed up just a smidge to make it more to my pallet.
The original recipe from Pepper Lynn is:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2/3 cup milk
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
I used 1/2 cup of milk instead of 2/3 cup to make it just a little less soupy and I had vanilla yogurt in my fridge so I used it instead of the Greek. (Just FYI, Greek yogurt is thicker than regular Dannon/Yoplait.) I also didn't have any chia seeds on hand but I'm going to look for those when I do the next grocery run.
There's no cooking, just measure and dump. Stir and let the liquids do their job on the rolled oats. This is going on my breakfast rotation for sure!
The end result was a cold oatmeal that is just the right amount of sweet. (I'm not a fan of super sweet breakfast foods) It has a nice chewy texture. I LOVE that I can change it up however I want just by adding a handful of whatever tempts me. :)
I plan to make double batches at a time and bag up the toppings as much as possible so that I can just grab a container as I head out the door in the morning. I have been eating my breakfasts at work lately while reading my work e-mails when I first get to work and I find that I enjoy eating a lot more without the constant demands of my little ones. Imagine that...
For my toppings on my first attempt, I had some dried fruit bits and sliced banana. Next time, I'm going to try banana and peanut butter! YUM!!