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December 6, 2012 8:44 AM
I made refrigerator oatmeal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is what I did on Tuesday:
1/3 c oatmeal - old fashioned
1/3 cup vanilla greek yogirt
1/3 cup lowfat milk
2T ground flax seed

It came out pasty and nasty. It was all I could do to finish it (and I'll eat anything). But I didn't give up. The next day I tried:

1/3/ c oatmeal - old fashioned
1/3 c greek yogurt
1/3 c lowfat milk
1T ground flax seed
2t brown sugar

It was better but just didn't wow me.

I read posts on here about how people rave about refrigerator oatmeal - so I think I must be doing something wrong. Any advice?
  23905730
December 6, 2012 8:46 AM
It's just nasty stuff.
  24741952
December 6, 2012 8:48 AM
I LOVE refrigerator oatmeal. I use recipes from theyummylife.com but I dont use yogurt in mine.

My current fave is:

oatmeal
coconut milk
shredded coconut
pineapple tidbits
splenda to taste

Equal parts oatmeal and coconut milk [I usually do 1c. each] and then I add a handful of the coconut and pineapple.

Before that I made:

oatmeal
almond milk
slivered almonds
dried cranberries
cinnamon
splenda to taste

The texture and taste is VERY different from cooked oatmeal. I'm not a big fan of the cooked stuff so maybe that's why I like the refrigerator kind....
Edited by Simona40 On December 6, 2012 8:49 AM
December 6, 2012 8:48 AM
I agree, it's nasty. But I think we are in the minority.

I'd rather get steel-cut oats, bring them to a boil at night, turn off the heat and cover it, and have proper oatmeal in the morning.
December 6, 2012 8:49 AM
QUOTE:

I read posts on here about how people rave about refrigerator oatmeal - so I think I must be doing something wrong. Any advice?


Just a different personal taste. I love cottage cheese, I know folks that hate it. Sometimes it isn't the ingredients/recipe, just that something might not work for you.
  17170557
December 6, 2012 8:49 AM
Add protein powder/sf/ff instant pudding mix to yours and ditch the flax
December 6, 2012 8:50 AM
Try grating an apple into it, and/or juicing an orange. I also use a small tub of low fat fruit yoghurt. I love it!

I usually do about 100 grams of oats, 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 small tub of yoghurt and that's enough for me for 2 breakfasts.
Edited by BernadetteChurch On December 6, 2012 8:53 AM
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December 6, 2012 8:50 AM
QUOTE:

It's just nasty stuff.


This ^^^

I make baked oatmeal bars and add protein powder and hemp seeds to them. One will keep me full for several hours at just about 450 calories.
  25631519
December 6, 2012 8:50 AM
I do mine without the yogurt.

steel cut oats
milk
cinnamon sugar
  23660067
December 6, 2012 8:53 AM
Try a little more milk; Greek yogurt really makes it thick. I find that refrigerator oats are better when they're a little runnier. Also, add a pinch of salt and a little vanilla.
Edited by postrockandcats On December 6, 2012 8:54 AM
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December 6, 2012 8:54 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

It's just nasty stuff.


This ^^^

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Ditto. This post reminds of when I was a child and refused to eat my oatmeal. My parents would put it in the fridge and threaten to make me eat it for dinner. They never followed through, but I had to look at it every time I opened the fridge. Blech!
December 6, 2012 8:57 AM
Honestly, I find it's just disgusting.

I soak oatmeal overnight, nuke it in the AM and call it a morning.
Edited by oOMusicBabii On December 6, 2012 8:57 AM
December 6, 2012 9:09 AM
QUOTE:

Honestly, I find it's just disgusting.

I soak oatmeal overnight, nuke it in the AM and call it a morning.


I notice you don't mention anything about eating it.wink
December 6, 2012 9:10 AM
Add fruit like blueberries, strawberries and a sweetner. google some recipes.
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December 6, 2012 9:11 AM
I like it. I made the mistake of changing my usual mix and used milk. Yecch.
I use vanilla almond milk for mine. Mixes and tastes better IMO.

1/2 cup large flake oats
1 T oat bran
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
80 grams greek yogurt
1 or 2 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins
December 6, 2012 9:20 AM
QUOTE:


I make baked oatmeal bars and add protein powder and hemp seeds to them. One will keep me full for several hours at just about 450 calories.


Recipe please and thank you!
December 6, 2012 9:59 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Honestly, I find it's just disgusting.

I soak oatmeal overnight, nuke it in the AM and call it a morning.

I notice you don't mention anything about eating it.wink

And I eat it too tongue Right after I pour some warmed real maple syrup over the top. nomnomnom wink
December 6, 2012 10:24 AM
If you don't like it don't eat it. There are a billion different foods in this world - not everyone likes the same things and I will never understand why people try and force themselves to eat something they don't like.

I love it, but I need to add something for sweetener - like honey, truvia, or torani sugar free syrups...
  5637461
December 6, 2012 10:54 AM
QUOTE:

I made refrigerator oatmeal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is what I did on Tuesday:
1/3 c oatmeal - old fashioned
1/3 cup vanilla greek yogirt
1/3 cup lowfat milk
2T ground flax seed

It came out pasty and nasty. It was all I could do to finish it (and I'll eat anything). But I didn't give up. The next day I tried:

1/3/ c oatmeal - old fashioned
1/3 c greek yogurt
1/3 c lowfat milk
1T ground flax seed
2t brown sugar

It was better but just didn't wow me.

I read posts on here about how people rave about refrigerator oatmeal - so I think I must be doing something wrong. Any advice?



As much as I LOVE greek yogurt, I did NOT like it in the refrigerator oats at all. I really tried to like it, but didn't. Once I omitted the greek yogurt, I increased the milk (I use vanilla unsweetened almond milk) a little bit, and they are MUCH better. I too didn't like the pasty texture, and I did not like the tang that the yogurt gave.

My favorite way to make them is with pureed pumpkin, a little bit of brown sugar to sweeten. I also top it with a few crushed pecans.

Refrigerator oats are very good, once you tweek the recipes to the way you like them. Just play around with it a little.
  13056756
December 6, 2012 11:23 AM
I don't think I'd like that either - too plain. I usually grate an apple and sprinkle cinnamon in mine, as well as equal parts of oats, milk and Greek yoghurt. Chia seeds if I have them.
  19424615
December 6, 2012 12:00 PM
QUOTE:

I agree, it's nasty. But I think we are in the minority.

I'd rather get steel-cut oats, bring them to a boil at night, turn off the heat and cover it, and have proper oatmeal in the morning.

The perfect oats.
  28452406
December 6, 2012 12:52 PM
The last experiment came out better than the first try. First time was with steel cut oats, ended up far chewier than I like. Second time used "quick" oats, and with the exception of adding too much since I thought it was too runny at night turned out decent. The addition of a little peanut butter and nutellla helped immensely. But it's not for everyone.

1/4c quick oats
1/4c greek yogurt
1/3 cup 2% milk
1tbsp flax meal
1tbsp peanut butter
1tbsp nutella

Trying it again tomorrow since I'm out of my weekly big batch of steel cut oats I made on Sunday.
December 6, 2012 1:07 PM
Use Steel cut get rid of the instant or the other kind the steel cut is way better more texter I make a full batch once a week put it in containers and breakfeast everymorning. Takes me about 1 hour a week to make a full batch. I like the McCanns Steel cut Irish Oatmeal. Yummie.
February 15, 2013 9:56 AM
Could it be the flax seeds? or the brand /type of oats?
I only use Chia seeds...the recipes here are good, although too much fruit is used (in my opinion!)
so just adapt them to be healthier in your own way.
using this base formula-- they come out great, every time!

http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal

if its too thick, try a little more yogurt and milk. (I don't use milk all that often- I stick to almond milk and coconut milk. i've also read you can make this without the yogurt, too.
http://laviediy.blogspot.com/2012/06/dairy-free-refrigerator-oatmeal.html

mine always comes out creamy with a nice soft texture.
  56202
February 17, 2013 2:02 PM
My husband and I tried fridge oatmeal recently. We are both big oatmeal lovers, but neither of us cared for this. To me it had the exact same taste amd texture as raw bread dough....very sticky and stretchy. I might try it again and use my vanilla soy milk instead of the yogurt and maybe add some Splenda. Just my 2 cents.
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