Cold Oatmeal - Coffee & Oats in Each Yummy Bite
The great thing about this recipe, besides not requiring any source of heat, is that the only “must have” ingredient is Old Fashioned Oats. Other than that, the additional ingredients are totally up to you. That’s right, you decide the liquid(s) to use and the topping(s) to add.
Here are the instructions to make cold oatmeal with coffee (or anything else that suits your personality). It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
We used the end of the pot of coffee (cold) from breakfast that had been mixed with some half and half. Feel free to use all coffee, all milk or a milk alternative, cream, apple juice or whatever liquid you prefer. The key is to use equal parts liquid and old fashioned oats (see additional info section below for oat questions).
We made ours with peaches and cream since we had peach shortcake for dessert last night and there were some fresh peach slices and a bit of freshly made whipped cream leftover! Then we threw in a few Craisins and pecan chips for a little more color and texture.
Your work is now done, go get a good nights rest.
Don’t forget to grab your cold oatmeal creation from the fridge in the morning, along with an iced tea spoon. That’s it… Have a nice day!
P.S. A mason jar is not required to make this dish, you can use a regular glass or mug if you cover it with saran wrap before putting it in the fridge.
Coffee & Cold Oatmeal
Be sure to know your oatmeal types in order to use the proper type in each oatmeal recipe that you make. Old fashioned oats are essential to this recipe working properly, although other types could be substituted with varying degrees of success.
The shelf life of cold oatmeal is about 5 days , so go ahead and mix up a whole week of breakfasts on a Sunday night! A colorful variety of these cold oatmeal parfaits also make an easy addition to a buffet brunch table or morning after a sleep-over.