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Fast and Easy Overnight Gluten-Free Oatmeal Recipe

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Fast and Easy Overnight Gluten-Free Oatmeal Recipe

Gluten-Free Overnight Oatmeal

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Add warm water to gluten-free oatmeal before you go to bed, store in a wide-mouth thermos overnight and the next morning you will have an "almost instant" super-creamy, more easily digestible gluten-free breakfast cereal.

This recipe is a gluten-free adaptation of "Breakfast Porridge" which appears in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Prep Time: 5minutes

Cook Time: 5minutes

Total Time: 10minutes


  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or plain gluten-free yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • When you are ready to cook soaked oatmeal:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


Pour 1 cup warm water, mixed with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or plain GF yogurt in a wide-mouth 1-quart thermos. Add whole gluten-free rolled oats and stir. Put the lid on the thermos. If you don't have a thermos, place the mixture in a glass bowl, cover and let the bowl sit in a warm location overnight.

In the morning place soaked oatmeal, 1 cup water, salt and raisins (optional) in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cinnamon (optional) and let stand for about 5 minutes. Serve plain, with maple syrup, honey or your favorite sweetener.

Makes 4 servings

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 5 out of 5
Easy Morning Breakfast!, Member zanne2

I made significant changes to the recipe to suit my needs. I did it all in the morning -- very do-able, as my prep time and cook time are even shorter! I replaced half of the water with carrot juice. and used a dollop of fresh cream for the yogurt. I added a handful of walnut pieces for needed protein. I replaced raisins with 1 ripe banana, sliced. I quartered the recipe for a single serving and did everything in a cereal bowl in the morning: Put c oats in bowl. Add c carrot juice. Microwave 2 minutes. Add cream, walnuts, banana, cinnamon, and water. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds more. This was amazingly not carroty, just pleasantly tangy. Excellent without any sweetener! And a great way to get veggies in the morning!

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