This is a high-fiber breakfast that’s great when you’re on the go. The best part cooking required! It’s the ultimate lazy breakfast. Plus, it's delicious and good for you. Oats are a wonderful source of B vitamins and soluble fiber. The chia seeds, which provide healthy omega 3s, also help thicken it in the fridge. Get creative with your toppings. I love using nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate.

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Prep Time

6 hr 5 min

Cook Time

0 min

Total Time

6 hr 5 min

Recipe Type: Breakfast

Serving Size: 1 jar

Makes 1 serving


  • ½ cup milk (1%)
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit
  • splash of vanilla

Choose 1 tablespoon total from the following options:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Unsweetened coconut
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chopped nuts
  • Lemon or orange zest


  1. Mix together all ingredients plus the mix-in of your choice.
  2. Pour into a sealed container and refrigerate for 6 or more hours.
  3. Enjoy your no-cook refrigerator oatmeal!


Calories 460(160 from fat)
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 54g (19g dietary fiber, 16g sugar)
Protein 27g

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