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Chilled Make-Ahead Summer Oatmeal
© Kathrin Koschitzki

Chilled Make-Ahead Summer Oatmeal


This is one of Michael Romano's favorite dinner recipes. For a sweeter, fruitier taste, use the fruit-flavored yogurt and fruit nectar called for below. You can fold 1/4 cup well-chilled whipped cream into the oatmeal just before serving for a real Swiss-style treat.

  1. 16 ounces plain or fruit-flavored yogurt
  2. 2 cups instant or old-fashioned oatmeal, or unsweetened Swiss-style muesli
  3. 2 cups peach or apricot nectar, milk, rice milk or soy milk, or a combination
  4. 2 large peaches, finely grated
  5. 1 cup blueberries
  6. 3 tablespoons whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  7. 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  8. Pinch of ground cinnamon
  9. Pinch of ground cardamom
  1. In a large serving bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly, Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight; serve the oatmeal chilled.