I love me some good oatmeal. It has been a staple in my life since cooking for myself in college. Matt is not a fan of this dish fyi, but I am! He would prefer just warm oatmeal. I personally like the idea of cold oats because it is very easy to make and it’s a perfect breakfast at the beginning of a hot day. There are recipes all over the Internet for cold oats, but the one I used is from the cookbook Half Baked Harvest by Tieghan Gerard. Tieghan is a really talented cook who creates beautiful dishes. Even if you don’t like to cook, you should still follow her Instagram account because her videos are masterpieces.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- 1 cup old-fashion rolled oats
- 1.5 cups milk of your choice (I used Almond Milk)
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed up, plus sliced banana for topping.
- 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt (plain yogurt disturbs me so I used Chobani “Hint of Madagascar Vanilla and Cinnamon”)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (I did not toast mine cause c’mon, I live in an RV)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
- 1/2 cup pecans, toasted (again, I did not toast mine cause again I live in a trailer)
- Fresh or dried figs, halved, for serving (I did not use this ingredient – I don’t think I’ve ever bought a fig in my life except for fig newtons)
- Pomegranate seeds, for serving (I did not use this ingredient)
- I also added my sliced almonds for topping
1. Tieghan recommends mixing your ingredients in a medium size bowl. In order to reduce the amount of dishes I’d have to clean, I decided to use my largest Tupperware container. This way I didn’t have to transfer it later into a Tupperware for fridge storage because, ladies & gentlemen, I am a true genius. Thank you.
2. I mixed in the following ingredients into my Tupperware container: oats, milk, mashed bananas, yogurt, coconut, honey, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt. Stir until well combined.
3. I covered my Tupperware. Then, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Tieghan recommends letting the dish sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Letting it sit overnight is okay as well.
4. In the morning, take the container out of the refrigerator and stir the oats. Then, add your toppings and make it look pretty to impress yourself at how talented you are!
Thanks for joining me on this post where I basically just show you how I put food into a container! I recommend trying it yourself! It’s simple, quick, and delish 🙂