It is strawberry season for oatmeal as well. I sometimes make porridge for breakfast the night before so I just need to warm it a bit and it is good to eat fast. But during summer I feel less like cooking and eating warm things.
This is the time for the no-cook overnight porridge. The main idea is that you make it the night before and the oatmeal softens by the long soaking. (Some people eat it without cooking/soaking/baking but that way it is more difficult to digest.)
Basic recipe: mix
- oatmeal (fine)
- liquid (milk, water, yoghurt – add a little more than it looks necessary at the beginning because the oat will soak it in)
- fruit or other flavourings
put it in the fridge for a night and there it is.
You don’t need a fancy jar, any container will do. It is not necessary to make layers and decorate it, it will taste just fine. However, if you like pretty things, want to cheer yourself up in the morning or work, or your family is more willing to eat it this way, a little work can make a lot of difference.
Strawberry overnight oatmeal (2 portions)
- 2 big fistful of strawberries (200-300 g)
- 1 cup of yoghurt
- half cup fine oatmeal
- sweetener of your taste (optional)
- vanilla extract (optional)
Wash the strawberries and remove green parts. Mix yoghurt, oatmeal, a little water and if you want some sweetener and vanilla extract in a bowl. Put the smaller part of the mix in another bowl (or back to the yoghurt box). Add about half of the strawberries in the first bowl and smash them with a fork, mix evenly. Slice the remaining strawberries.
Layers: strawberry mix – strawberry slices – white mix – strawberry slices – strawberry mix.
Decorate with strawberries. Either throw them on the top in the morning or put them on the top with the sliced face down because strawberries won’t stay fresh for long in contact with air.
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