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Fruity Overnight Oats

Fruity Overnight Oats
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    serving, about 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, (or substitute with any other Carnation Evaporated Milk or Cooking Milk)
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen fruit, (we like berries, bananas, and/or mango)


PLACE milk, oats, honey/maple syrup in a small, resealable container or 8-ounce mason jar with lid. Stir until oats are covered by the liquid. Place fruit on top.

COVER. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Oats might be very thick after refrigeration. To loosen the texture, remove lid/cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 20 seconds. Mix well. To eat warm, microwave a little bit more.