Monday, June 23, 2014

Overnight Summer Porridge



Overnight Summer Porridge
 
It is summertime.  If you'd like a nice, hot bowl of Oatmeal, please raise your hand.
 
That's what I thought.  Me neither.
 
Maybe you've been seeing a bunch of variations of cold overnight refrigerator Oatmeal floating through cyberspace like I have.  And maybe, like me, you've been wondering if cold, uncooked Oatmeal is really even good.
 
It took my friend Deborah telling me how much her family has been enjoying this to convince me that I should give the recipe a try.  I tried this Vanilla-Raspberry version, the Maple-Blueberry adaption, and the Cinnamon-Applesauce recipe.  I, personally, enjoyed the Vanilla-Raspberry the most.  Several liked the Maple-Blueberry and only one liked the Cinnamon-Applesauce.  If you're going to make several, I found that a 1-quart container of Yogurt will make about 16 servings.  I am especially impressed with the Vanilla-Raspberry: I used fresh Raspberries and over one week later, it is still fresh and tasty!  And it is sooo good!  I hope you enjoy this, too!
 
Vanilla-Raspberry Overnight Summer Porridge
 
For each serving you will need:
 
One-Cup Jar with lid 
1/4  Cup  Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1/4  Cup  Milk
1/4  Cup  Plain -or- Vanilla Yogurt
1-1/2  teaspoons  Chia Seeds
1  Tablespoon  Raspberry Jam
1/2 to 1  teaspoon  Vanilla
Raspberries to fill jar, about 1/4-cup
 
In the bottom of the jar, mix well the Oatmeal, Milk, Yogurt, Chia Seeds, Jam and Vanilla.  Top with fresh or frozen Raspberries (fresh are preferred; if using frozen Raspberries, stir them into the Oatmeal mixture); seal with lid and let set in refrigerator a minimum of four hours.  Enjoy cold.  Serves One.
 
Maple-Blueberry Overnight Summer Porridge
 
For each serving you will need:
 
One-Cup Jar with lid
1/4  Cup  Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1/4  Cup  Milk
1/4  Cup  Plain -or- Vanilla Yogurt
1-1/2  teaspoons  Chia Seeds
2  teaspoons  Maple Syrup
1/2 to 1  teaspoon  Vanilla
Blueberries to fill jar, about 1/4-cup
 
In the bottom of the jar, mix well the Oatmeal, Milk, Yogurt, Chia Seeds, Maple Syrup and Vanilla.  Top with fresh or frozen Blueberries (fresh are preferred; if using frozen Blueberries, stir them into the Oatmeal mixture--you will be pleasantly surprised how well frozen Blueberries perform in this recipe: they do not collapse, but stay firm and plump); seal with lid and let set in refrigerator a minimum of four hours.  Enjoy cold.  Serves One.
 
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye
were not redeemed with corruptible things,
like silver and gold,...
But with the precious blood of Christ"
I Peter 1:18a, 19a
 











 
 
Adapted from The Yummy Life 
 
 
 

2 comments:

Heidi Fisher said...

Where do I get Chai seeds?

Carolyn said...

Heidi, I got mine at Costco. You could also try checking at a grocery store. I am certain that the health food stores carry them. Chia seeds are all the trend right now--high in protein.