• By Dana Sparks

Making Mayo’s Recipes: Overnight refrigerator oatmeal

February 23, 2017

graphic describing ingredients in oatmeal breakfastDo this easy pre-made breakfast tonight to pack and go tomorrow! Just place ingredients for overnight refrigerator oatmeal in a mason jar, and you’ll have breakfast ready in the morning. Loaded with calcium, protein and fiber, these jars keep in the fridge up to 2 days. Try unsweetened almond or soy milk for a dairy-free option.

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  1. 1/3 cup skim milk (or soy milk)
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  3. 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  4. 1/4 cup Greek low-fat plain yogurt
  5. 1/4 cup diced apples
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  7. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Place all of the ingredients in a 1-pint mason jar. Screw the lid on and shake until well-combined. Refrigerate overnight and eat chilled.