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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 278.0
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.6 mg
  • Sodium: 44.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g

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Overnight Oats

Submitted by: KEBEST

Introduction

Healthy Oatmeal recipe that you prepare the night before Healthy Oatmeal recipe that you prepare the night before
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1 cup Oatmeal
    1/4 cup dates
    1/4 cup raisins
    1 apple, cored and grated
    1/4 sliced or slivered almonds (optional)
    1 cup milk (or enough to cover mixture)

Directions

In a container that has a lid, mix oatmeal, dates, raisins, and almonds together, grate the cored apple (with or w/o the skin) into the mixture, immediately cover with milk (approx. 1 cup).
Refrigerate overnight.
In the morning add a little milk, as most will have soaked in.
If you want, you can add honey and a fresh fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries) or eat like it is.
You can keep this mixture in your refrigerator up to 3 days.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEBEST.






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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe with raw oats (Jungle Oats here in SA). I also use the fruit, nuts and grated apple but then instead of milk, I use 1 cup of apple juice. I make it in the morning when I wake, cover and leave. By the time I get to work the oats have absorbed the apple juice. I then enjoy. Try it! - 8/3/10

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This has an odd texture when it is cold. It is much better room temp. or warm. I added cinnamon plus and wheat germ. It is very filling and yummy warm. - 5/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this recipe tonight for Sunday am. It sounds very yummy! -I did make it, micro'd it the next morning (1 serving) for 3min. and stirred in 1T of smart balance & 1T brown sugar. - yummmmm! - 5/16/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great base recipe for cold oatmeal. I like to use half milk/half 0% greek yogurt for creamier, dreamier oatmeal. Also add flax seed for protien kick. - 6/1/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great base recipe. I also add a tsp each of ground flax, wheat germ, wheat bran and oat bran along with cinnamon and slivered almonds. To avoid extra calories, I only use a T of the dried fruit options or fresh fruit in season. I liked the idea of using soy milk. - 8/3/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have been making variations of this recipe for warm weather breakfasts. I change it up by using soymilk or almond milk for the liquid, adding chia, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, mixing oat bran or flax to oatmeal, etc! If you don't like it cold or at RT, by all means nuke it. Mange :) - 8/3/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used dried cherries and slivered almonds, followed the advice to add cinnamon and a little honey and loved it. Fast easy, no reason to skip breakfast in the morning! - 1/21/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have the same question as JEVETT. Is this to be eaten uncooked? I cook Quaker Oats on the stovetop because it always overflows when it is microwaved, and add a tablespoon of chunky peanut butter. Yummy and good for you. I'll try this recipe and if it tastes "raw", will cook it. - 5/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was great! I made a single serving for myself, and made it a little bigger than the size you suggested so I could eat it for lunch. I replaced the dates with extra raisins (didn't have any dates), omitted the almonds, and added 1 packet of sugar in the raw. so good! - 10/16/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A tasty variation that offers Moroccan-flavored inspiration: add a few drops of orange flower water, ground cardamom, and unsalted pistachios or walnuts instead of almonds and chopped dried figs instead of raisins. - 8/5/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great.. I'm definitely going to make this and add cinnamon. I can't take statins for cholesterol so oatmeal and oatbran are my mainstays. - 8/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do something similar w/oatmeal or meusli and diced banana or other fruit using yogurt (plain or flavored)and let it sit in fridge overnight...depending on the fruit, I may add some honey or sugar free pancake syrup in the morning. - 8/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love cold oatmeal! I also add ground flax seed and brewer's yeast for more nutrition. - 8/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THis is a great , low fat version of Bircher muesli. I don't like oats made on full milk, so I use skim milk and water in a 1:1 ratio. I also love cinammon and add that. Chai is also good instead of milk - 8/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have oat meal every morning with fresh frut and soya milk on.I like the idea of making it in advance . I try to use seasonal fresh fruit with dried fruits other times. - 8/3/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe! It tasted great on it's own but I love cinnamon, so I added some to it. - 6/1/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have "doctored oats" for breakfast frequently. I will try this one. I do not have a microwave any more, so I am glad to see that this can be room temp. Looks good for a fast & easy breakfast on the go that will keep me full for hours. - 5/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! I never cared for plain oatmeal but the almonds make it taste great! I think I'm getting addicted :) (also added wheat germ) - 3/5/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    so simple!!! - 3/20/07

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  • This is like the Swiss Muesli that I grew up with. I soak the oatmeal as described, but use 1/2 lot-fat yogurt (Greek or otherwise) and 1/2 milk. I add the fruit and toasted walnuts or pecans just before serving. - 3/22/13

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  • By looking at ingredient list, I'm doubtful this calorie count is correct. Especially as a couple more cups of milk are required to eat it. - 3/24/12

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  • I used steel cut oats which were quite al dente :) My husband loved the suggested Moroccan-flavored add-ins. He said it was like healthy kheer (which is Indian). :) - 7/22/11

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  • I like this recipe just as its written. It's just about the perfect amount of cals for breakfast for me, and I suspect it'll be very filling and fuel my morning well this AM! - 12/12/10

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  • It sounds good will try soon. - 8/24/10

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  • I made this without the nuts and substituted greek yogurt for half of the milk. I had to warm it in the microwave because I didn't like it cold. It was yummy. I loved that it was so easy to make ahead of time and ready in the morning. - 8/11/10

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  • Not bad but the jury is still out. Can I assume the 1/4 slivered almonds mean 1/4c? I will definitely try it again. The serving size seems small and ate more than recommended. When I tried to calculate the calories etc. I came up with a very different set of numbers. stripes 31 - 8/7/10

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  • I can't wait to try this sounds amazing - 8/6/10

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  • I found a similar recipe on a web site where a young woman has blogged about her life with oatmeal. I now make cold oats with oats, yogurt, cinnamon and honey - then add a dash of milk the next day to thin it out - it is awesome! - 8/6/10

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  • I have been making a similar recipe for a few years now. I use 1 c oatmeal, 1/2 c milk, cinnamon and honey to taste. Leave in frig overnight. The next morning, I stir in dried cranberries and either walnuts or pecans. Love it! - 8/5/10

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  • Made the Overnight Oats last night and just had some for lunch and I'd give them 4.5 out of 5 stars. I did heat them up and they were very tasty! My only reservation was that they're still a bit starchy. But they're VERY healthy and versatile, to say nothing about convenient! - 8/4/10

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  • This was very good. I used oats, 2% milk, cinnamon and natural honey. It was excellent. - 8/4/10

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  • great oatmeal - 8/4/10

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  • Never would have thought of doing this.Thanks! Tastes good and is very quick and easy. - 8/4/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good and filling. I'll give it a try. - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    has anyone tried this with steel cut oats? - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love oatmeal and I will try this one as I have not heard of this before. - 8/3/10

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  • Love it! - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this a recipe to be put in the crock pot put in at night and the next moring the smell add cinnamon you are ready to go - 8/3/10

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  • Yes, oh yes, I love this. - 8/3/10

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  • Will do! I nuke instant oatmeal with lower sugar and add raisins on a regular basis. - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will this work with Cream of Wheat? I'm scared to try: I don't like wasting food. - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds pretty good. I'll try it! - 8/3/10

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  • A great recipe but.....date sugar causes your glycemic levels to skyrocket. I would look to a better sweetner--perhaps Stevia which has shown to have an ability to lower your glucose levels in some studies. - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds so yummy..but the carbs scare me...yikes! - 8/3/10

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  • Wow I LOVE this recipe!!!!!!
    I love oatmeal but when it is so hot out it just does not appeal to me. I tried the apple juice instead of the milk and used almonds and wheat germ.
    It did not get to sit and soak up the juice, I was hooked from the first bite. - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great & I love oatmeal, so will have to try it! - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet, but I will. Someone ask what kind of oats to use, go to the nutritional facts and it tells you. - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A very good recipe ! - 8/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Makes me drool just reading about it! - 8/3/10

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  • very nice i use water or non fat milk - 10/1/09

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  • Favorite way to eat oats! - 4/13/09

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  • are you using quick cooking oats or 3 minutes oats? I assume they are not pre-cooked... sorry to be so dense! - 12/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the great idea. - 6/23/08

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  • I loved this! I changed it slightly - vanilla soy milk instead and I used Pampered Chef - Cinnamon Spice - mmmmmm!! - 3/24/08

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  • so good - 10/10/07

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  • I have been using a similar recipe from Zonya's Health Bites, called Swiss Oats. LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! So nice to have breakfast just waiting for you!!! - 9/1/07

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  • Very filling and very tasty. - 7/8/07

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