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Cool Summertime Oatmeal

Start this breakfast the night before so you can get a few extra z's in the morning. My husband adds coconut to his, and I stir in dried fruit. —June Thomas, Chesterton, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup pitted fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • In a small bowl, combine oats, milk, yogurt and honey. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Top each serving with cherries, blueberries and walnuts.
To make individual grab-and-go servings:
Stir together 1/3 cup oats, 3 Tbsp. each milk and yogurt, and 1 Tbsp. honey in a resealable glass jar. Top with fruit and nuts; seal and refrigerate overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 350 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • LuauGirl
    Sep 3, 2019

    Tried making this with steel cut oats because that was the only oatmeal I had. It was nasty. Don't know that I would be willing to try it again with rolled oats.

  • Orbs
    Feb 26, 2018

    I made the individual serving adding dried cherries; almond milk instead of milk and yogurt; and sunflower seeds. Delicious! Thank you, June, for sharing this recipe.

  • kerschc
    Jul 6, 2015

    I have seen similar recipes for years, but they all used ingredients I didn't normally keep on hand. I thought the recipe came out great as written. The last time I made it I used greek yogurt and I found I needed to add a lot more milk. I think I'll try it with greek yogurt again and next time use less yogurt. My son thought cold oatmeal was weird so he microwaved it and liked it that way. Thanks for my new summer staple!

  • Angel182009
    Jun 23, 2015

    My family loves this for breakfast and I love that you can assemble it the night before. I do leave out the milk and nuts. And I switch out the fruit every now and then. It's also great with bananas! The oats soften a little bit but to me they are like the texture of what they are like in a no bake cookie. They do not bother us that way

  • howeavenue
    May 4, 2015

    Maybe I'm missing something, but I followed the recipe and the next day was so eager to try the oatmeal. The oats tasted chewy and raw, which is what I feared since they weren't cooked. I had hoped soaking up the milk and yogurt would have softened them, but it was inedible. Very disappointed, because it seemed like such a great idea!