Soak our thick-cut oats overnight with dried fruits in yogurt and water or milk. The soaking process overnight in the fridge “cooks” the oats and preserves the real flavor. Serve in the morning with fresh fruit.
Makes about 4 cups, about 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill: At least 6 hours, or up to 3 days
1/2 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or other dried fruit, if desired
1 cup yogurt of your choice
1 cup milk, oat or almond milk, or water
Pinch of salt, if desired
Sweetener of your choice – maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar
1 cup fresh fruit – blueberries, raspberries, orange sections, sliced bananas, or grated apple
2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans, almonds or pumpkin seeds, if desired.
- Mix the oats, dried fruit, yogurt, milk, and salt, if desired, in a 4-cup container or bowl. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or up to 3 days.
- Remove the container from the fridge, uncover, and stir well. If desired, sweeten to taste with maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar. To serve cold, sprinkle the top with the fruit and toasted nuts before serving. To serve warm, place in the microwave less than 1 minute, then top with sweetener, fruit, and toasted nuts.
To make individual jars: Divide the ingredients into 4 jelly jars, and stir to combine. Cover each jar with a lid. Chill overnight, then remove the lid, and garnish with fresh fruit and nuts, if desired.