It's back to school this week in Southern Germany. I want to get everyone out of the house on time and the kids want a yummy breakfast. Enter refrigerator oatmeal. Just mix the ingredients of your choice in a pretty recycled Weck jar, leave them in the refrigerator overnight and grab a spoon the next morning. If you're really in a hurry, you can even make it a grab-and-go breakfast. Packed with nutrition, high in protein, calcium and fiber; low in fat and sugar; Get your day off to a healthy and stress-free start! 

 

To start, mix the following ingredients in each jar (I used my recycled 1/5l apidae candle jars):

1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup natural yogurt 

1 1/2 tsp. dried chia seeds

 

 

Now for the fun part…I made four different varieties. 

Add the following ingredients to each jar:

Butter Nutter: 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 tsp. honey, 1/4 cup banana

Apple Pie: 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. honey, 1/4 cup apple sauce

Pancakes: 1 tsp. maple syrup, 1/4 cup blueberries

Funky Monkey: 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 1 tsp. honey, 1/4 cup banana

 

 

Mix until well combined. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to two days. That's it! My favorite was pancakes and the kids favorite was apple pie.

 

Photo: Harrison Studio

 

The combinations are endless and the school year is long. What are your flavor ideas?