Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Asked July 23, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

How come you don't have to cook or heat the oatmeal? Are you sure the oatmeal is supposed to go right into the fridge with no heating or cooking required?

Lancaster County Pennsylvania

2 Responses

I have sent this question to your local Extension nutritionist.

See Response Below:

Referring to my article on Protein Combos, oats and milk or water can be placed in the refrigerator overnight. After soaking overnight, the oats are softened and hydrated enough to be eaten without cooking. The oat mixture may then be warmed or eaten as is. Be sure to keep the oat mixture refrigerated until eaten.

Rayna Cooper, RD

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