Overnight Oatmeal

Makes: 2 Servings
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Overnight soaking cuts down on prep time in the morning, so you can enjoy a healthy and hearty, cooked breakfast, even after hitting the snooze button. 


1 cup dry oatmeal
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or apricots)
1/4 cup walnuts, lightly chopped (or pecans)


1. Put all ingredients in a cooking pot and cover. Let sit overnight in refrigerator.

2. In the morning, put on a stove burner and cook on medium heat until simmering, then turn on low and heat for 10-15 minutes more or less depending on type of oats, quick (5 mins), regular, or steel cut.

3. Serve warm with a little milk (or milk alternative), a drizzle of maple syrup, and a side of fresh fruit, if desired.



1/2 cup raisins and 1/4 cup walnuts used in nutrient analysis and costing.

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You could just soak the oatmeal overnight with the dried fruit and then add the walnuts and fresh fruit in the morning instead of cooking it. It saves time and preserves vital nutrients in the dried fruit.
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