Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal (no cook)

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Pinterest has exploded lately with recipes for refrigerator oatmeal, so of course, I had to come up with my own healthy version! Now, I will admit that we do not frequently eat grains in our household. Actually, we are pretty much grain-free, with the exception of the occasional oatmeal or quinoa.

Oats contain a very low level of phytic acid and soaking them further reduces these levels. Plus, in the winter months, I still love a warm bowl of oatmeal with maple syrup, butter, and cream on a cold morning! It reminds me of my childhood.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal (no cook)

When you want a delicious, hearty, and warming breakfast, make this the night before for a quick meal in the morning.


  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (gluten-free as sometimes it can be cross-contaminated with wheat)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice (we use raw whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 Tbsp golden raisins
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar or honey


1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

2. Put into individual jars, leaving headroom to allow for expansion. I like to use jelly jars for individual servings for my kids.

3. Refrigerate overnight....ta da refrigerator oatmeal is just that easy!!!

4. If you want to spice it up a bit, you can lightly toast the steel cut oats in a dry skillet before combining all of the ingredients. This gives it a nutty flavor and also reduces the phytates in the oats.

5. These are great for on-the-go mornings! Super easy kid food when you are in a hurry to get out the door.

6. To reheat, just add to a saucepan and heat on low until you achieve the temperature you desire. I pop the jars in my toaster oven for about 5 minutes and they warm up quickly. Or eat them cold.

7. Top with maple syrup, cream, butter, coconut milk, coconut sugar or honey. Yum!

Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal (no cook) | Real Food RN

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What are your favorite oatmeal toppings, I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

For more information on the proper cooking and preparation methods of whole grains, I suggest you pick up Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. This book is always open in my kitchen!

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