Refrigerator Oatmeal

My family recently went on vacation. The hotel at which we stayed had a lovely breakfast buffet each morning. My favorite item was these small little bowls filled with what looked to be granola, fruit and nuts mixed with dairy. On our last morning of vacation, I asked our server what was in the little bowls, which my daughters had taken to calling “bowls of goodness”. It was museli, a mixture of oats, skim milk, yogurt and honey. After several rounds of trial and error, I hit upon a recipe that is very similar to the vacation bowls of goodness. We now call it refrigerator oatmeal.


I love this recipe because you make it the night before in one bowl. It is also very adaptable, you could add other fruits and/or nuts. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as we do!

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Makes 5 servings


  • 2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick oats)
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 medium apple or peach, diced, or 1 cup chopped berries
  • 2 TBSP honey


In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and store in refrigerator and let sit overnight before eating. Will last in refrigerator for 5 days.

Per serving: 320 calories, 10g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 140mg sodium, 44g carb, 6g fiber, 14 g protein

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