Apparently it’s pineapple week on the blog. This occurred for no reason besides me realizing I had numerous bags of frozen fruit being ignored in my freezer. I guess that means you should expect lots of berries and pineapple in your future. ??
Sadly, I also realized that I’m not a huge fan of yogurt in my oats. Perhaps it’s because I prefer to eat my porridge warm. However, I also find the flavor of yogurt in oatmeal to be less cozy and earthy and wonderful. That being said, I know it’s popular, so I will do my best to provide recipes like this occasionally.
The best part about making recipes with yogurt is the opportunity to try a new brand. I rarely (pretty much never) eat yogurt, so when I buy it for a recipe, I don’t mind splurging on some of the new and “high-end” brands, especially since I can transform a “single-serving” container into multiple servings. It’s a gift I have. ?
For this recipe, I tried Kite Hill almond milk yogurt, which I had never seen in stores before this. I found it in Whole Foods (Union Square location in Manhattan). I have been favoring coconut milk yogurt for the past year or two, so I was excited to try almond again (my previous experiences were with So Delicious and Almond Dream). I thought Kite Hill had a better mouthfeel and more “natural” flavor; it didn’t have that lingering ALMOND taste that some other brands have. It was great, but probably not as good as Anita’s coconut yogurt. ???
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What you'll need:
- 1/4 cup quick-cook steel cut oats
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk of choice, or water
- 1/4 cup yogurt of choice (I used Kite Hill plain almond milk yogurt)
- 1/4 cup (or more) frozen wild blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen diced pineapple
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (omit or reduce if using a flavored yogurt)
- pinch of salt
- optional: 1-2 tsp chia seeds AND an extra tbsp liquid
How to make it:
- Combine all ingredients in a container with a lid. Stir, or cover and shake, until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Set in fridge overnight or for at least two hours. In the morning, add desired toppings (try coconut!) and eat COLD (yogurt becomes sour when heated up).
Just an FYI:
You can play with the proportions of fruit. I used more pineapple than blueberries because I prefer pineapple's flavor. You can use equal amounts or more blueberry than pineapple. Play around and have fun!