No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal in a Jar

I have been looking everywhere for fast, easy, and healthy breakfast recipes that I could make ahead of time.

Mornings are pretty hectic for us.  My husband leaves by 5:30 and I leave the house around 6:45 to drop Connor off at preschool and get myself to school before my lovely students enter the building.

So, as soon as I came across this pin for Overnight, No-cook Refrigerator Oatmeal by The Yummy Life, I immediately had to make it.

I decided to make Nutella Banana Make-ahead, No-cook refrigerator Oatmeal:

  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low fat yogurt
  • Half a banana – cut up
  • 1 large spoonful of nutella

Add all ingredients to your jars. Put the lid on the jar and shake it up.  Place in the refrigerator over night and enjoy!

I’m so happy that I can quickly grab this out of the refrigerator in the morning, I don’t have to worry about heating anything up and it’s healthy.

We all tried it and loved it!!

 I also made the Apple Cinnamon Refrigerator Oatmeal adapted from The Yummy Life.
  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 large spoonfuls of chunky applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

It doesn’t get much easier than this! I’m so happy that I finally found a healthy breakfast that I can quickly grab on my way out the door in the morning!!  Plus, everything seems to taste better when it is served in these cute jars.

Do you have a great tasting recipe for make-ahead, no bake oatmeal? Please share your favorite flavor combos with me.

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  1. Get Out! I am so trying this great on the go goodness! Thank you so much Kara!

  2. This is such a great idea. Breakfast is so difficult when you’re trying to get out of the house in the morning. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  3. I have had this pinned for ever!! Did you like it? I will have to try it :)

  4. This looks so yummy

  5. Sounds good, but how do the oats gets cooked?

  6. Hi this looks good and doable. My kids eat oatmeal so a little twist is easy. Thanks for the idea. I am a new blogger, and I am following you. Please follow me back. I found you on Thursday Blog Hop.

  7. Love this idea. My husband is a big oatmeal eater so I may have to get him to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  9. This looks like a great and easy way to make oatmeal! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  10. What a neat idea!! I will definitely be trying this. I would love to find something other than cereal that my kids would eat in the morning. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be sharing this on my Facebook page tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  11. WOW! Those are fantastic. I hope my kids will eat them.

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  13. We’re trying this! That is so cool! Thanks for sharing your ideas on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We’ll see you next week! -The Sisters

  14. Anonymous says:

    can I use quick cookind oats

  15. Anonymous says:

    I made the banana & nutella yesterday! Excellent! Kids liked it too. Looking forward to trying the apple cinnamon next week. Thank you!

  16. Has anyone tried replacing the skim milk with almond milk? Or would it be best to just stick with skim?

  17. Gina from has a recipe for one with the almond milk and quick oats, blueberries, bananas, chia seeds, cinnamon, artificial sweetener and crushed pecans on top that I just made for tomorrow..I snuck a taste and it is wonderful already!

  18. I love apple crisp greek yogurt mixed with 1/2 Cup of Oats & 1 teaspoon of chia seeds then topping it with chopped apple in the morning. Delicious!

  19. Tried this and it’s great. Added 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, heaping tbs almond butter and 1/2 cup almond milk with some frozen blueberries. Incredible. Thanks for the basic idea.

  20. How many servings does this make. Is it just 1 jar?

  21. How long are they good for?

  22. Cealeste says:

    I add some chia seeds for some added fiber. Tastes great!

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  24. Yummmm. I discovered refrigerator oatmeal a couple weeks ago and I’m obsessed. My favorite combo thus far is vanilla Greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, oats (same proportions you use), peanut butter, honey to sweeten, peanuts, chocolate chips, and chopped up apple. Sometimes I swap out the chocolate chips for raisins.

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  27. I linked over to this post today while sharing oatmeal recipes for the #ONENEWFOOD challenge. I love the idea of overnight oatmeal!!
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