No Cook Oatmeal

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This is a great recipe for people on the go. You mix up a few ingredients in a mason jar and let soak overnight. In the morning you stir, add some fresh fruit and toasted nuts and you have a tasty nutritious breakfast that can travel with you to work. We have had many a taster tells us they love this much better than standard hot oatmeal. Give it a try.


MAKES: 4 Servings
PREP/COOK TIME:15 minutes


  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats

  • ¼ cup dried fruit, cut into small pieces, if needed

  • 1 tablespoon chia, flax, poppy or sesame seeds

  • 1 cup milk or unsweetened dairy alternative, such as almond or oat milk

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Maple syrup, honey or brown sugar (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped or sliced nuts, toasted, if desired


  1. Mix oats, dried fruit, seeds, milk and salt in a pint jar or 2-cup airtight resealable container. Seal tightly and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or up to 5 days.

  2. Uncover, stir well, and taste. If you prefer more sweetness, stir in some sweetener. Top with the nuts just before eating.