It's Cold. It's Bold. UPDATE on my Refrigerated Oatmeal.

I'm loving it.

So is my other half.

Refrigerated oatmeal couldn't be easier to make, and it's tasty for breakfast OR dessert. The only flavor I had a little trouble with was the cinnamon applesauce. I always cook with/eat the natural type of applesauce and I think perhaps the original recipe creator used sugary applesauce. If I make applesauce oatmeal again I will be adding 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and 1/4 cup of small pieces of apple.

Today I made my second batch of cold oatmeal, but this time I was a bit more methodical about it. First I lined up my jars, then I filled them all with oats, chia seeds, yogurt, and a milk ... in that order. Then I stirred each jar seeing as putting lids on the jars and shaking them (i.e. what I did the first time) didn't really seem to work all that well. Hello, refrigerated yogurt assembly line!

After a major fruit purchasing spree earlier in the day, I settled on the following flavors:

  • Raspberry vanilla (2)
  • Almond milk with blueberry maple (1)
  • Peach banana maple (1)
  • Chocolate almond milk with bananas and dark chocolate shavings (1)

The raspberry vanilla recipe calls for raspberries, vanilla, and raspberry jam. I used some of the strawberry-raspberry freezer jam that I whipped up last night while watching The Voice #TeamBlake.


Yes, I am finally on the road to becoming a pioneer woman; I officially make freezer jam. I am also going to officially make some fresh bread to go with that jam (sans bread maker). The last time I made a loaf of bread I was about 5 years old and my mom was my foreman, so we'll see how it goes unsupervised.