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Overnight Oatmeal

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Get a head start with this easy breakfast recommended by the team of Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada for busy families.


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) large flake oats (oatmeal)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) flaxseed, ground
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
  • 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) water
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried dates, diced
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried apples, diced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) slivered almonds, toasted


In a re-sealable container, combine the oats, flaxseed, milk and water. Refrigerate overnight. Early in the morning, pour the mixture into a saucepan and add the dried fruit and cinnamon. Cook on low for approximately 15 minutes while stirring often. Add brown sugar and serve with the slivered almonds.

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