When the weather warms up, my consumption of oatmeal (except in cookies) goes way down. This recipe is the perfect solution. I should make this all the time, but I will forget about it for long periods of time, then rediscover it. It's such a fabulously versatile recipe and crazy easy. Make it a staple of your summer breakfast routine-I know I will (that is, unless I forget about it again-sigh.)
Right, so, I really never measure anything in this recipe, which means I guess you can't technically call it a recipe. But, here is the general idea.
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal (don't use quick cook, because it will turn to mush....unless, of course, you're a fan of mush....then go for it)
1/2 cup assorted dried fruit
1/4 cup chopped nuts
3 T orange juice (I know that sounds weird, but trust me)
2 T honey or maple syrup
2 T wheat germ or ground flax seed
-mix all of this together in a bowl, then add milk-enough to cover to the top of the oatmeal mixture
Here are some ideas for dried fruit :
chopped dried apricots
chopped dried plums (the more appealing name for prunes)
chopped dried mango
ok-you get the drift.....
Cover the bowl and pop it into the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, you can just scoop a bowl full out and it's ready to eat. You can always add a little more milk or honey as desired. It can also be heated up if you prefer not to eat it cold, or want to extend this into your winter routine. A batch will keep in the refrigerator for about 4 to 5 days, which means you have a no-cook breakfast ready to go all through the work week!