Have you ever had refrigerator oatmeal? My favorite overnight oats are those served at Corner Bakery. It’s delicious! And I’m sharing the recipe with you!
This is the legit recipe for what they serve in their restaurants. And I can’t get enough of it! It’s easy to make these chilled Swiss Oats and this is a breakfast recipe your whole family will love!
With almonds, dried fruit, and chunks of banana and apple, the yogurt soaked oats are full of flavor and the perfect way to start the day!
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My son and I were treated to breakfast at our local Corner Bakery. And I enjoyed my oatmeal so much I’m sharing the recipe with you. All opinions are mine. Originally posted July 18, 2014.
Have you tried refrigerator oatmeal?
Growing up, I only remember eating flavored oatmeal packets.
Or if my mom made regular oatmeal, I covered it completely with brown sugar. Once I tasted these chilled oats from Corner Bakery in Irvine, I knew I had been missing out!
I wanted to make sure my kids knew there was an extra delicious way to eat oatmeal that included fresh fruit and the perfect amount of crunch!
After a recent media tasting (where they had me in to sample some items off their menu) they generously shared the recipe for their Corner Bakery Refrigerator Swiss Oatmeal Recipe!
This isn’t a copy cat recipe. It’s THE recipe!
I’m mildly obsessed with their refrigerator oatmeal. It’s a bit different from an overnight oats recipe in that it only needs to sit for about half an hour (although you can leave it overnight).
Plus it has fruit and nuts mixed in which is a great way to sweeten it up without adding tons of sugar. This cold oatmeal recipe is delicious! And now you can make it at home.
I love that part of my job means that I get invited to local restaurants to try new items they are adding to their menu.
The Chilled Berry Almond Swiss Oatmeal at Corner Bakery blew my mind and probably wasn’t something that I would have normally ordered.
I probably would have had one of their delicious pastries or eggs and bacon like my son! The apple hand pie was crazy good, of course I had to have a bite.
How to Make Cold Oatmeal
While I can’t recreate their delicious raisin bread crisps, I love recreating the chilled oatmeal at home.
This recipe makes a pretty big batch, which is another bonus. We usually have enough for breakfast for a few days. And once you make it the first time, then all you have to do is serve it. It’s the breakfast that keeps on giving.
You can find a printable recipe card near the end of the post. But to get started, here’s what you’ll need.
- old fashioned rolled oats
- dried cranberries
- currants or raisins
- sugar (or to taste based on sweetness)
- low-Fat vanilla yogurt
- skim milk
- granny Smith apple, chopped
- banana, chopped
- fresh strawberries chopped
- fresh blueberries
- sliced toasted almonds
I made a few substitutions on this batch that I wanted to call out. I left out the sugar and the flavor wasn’t as great as it is when you order from Corner Bakery. But if I eat this often at home, I like it to have less sugar (flavored yogurt already has a lot!).
I also used whole milk because that is what we had on hand. It didn’t make much difference flavor-wise.
I used dried cherries instead of cranberries and raisins. I didn’t like them as much as they didn’t have that tartness that cranberries have which makes a great contrast to the other fruits.
I had slivered almonds on hand so I used those instead of sliced almonds. I toasted them and they were a great way to add in some crunch.
Mix oats, cranberries, currants and sugar in a large bowl. Add the milk.
Add the yogurt, mix well and let sit 15 minutes.
Dice the apple and banana.
Add them to oats mixture and let sit another 15-30 minutes.
No, it’s not that pretty. But it’s delicious!
Top with fresh strawberries, blueberries and toasted almonds.
This is served chilled. And it’s fruity and delicious.
Plus, it’s even quicker than making traditional overnight oats.
This Swiss oatmeal is perfect for any time of year! It means your kids will have a healthy-ish breakfast plus it’s not warm! It’s so easy and tasty! Or you can head to your nearest Corner Bakery and have them make it for you!
When I make a batch, my youngest grabs it not only for breakfast but also for a snack during other times of the day. There is great protein and lots of calcium from the dairy. Plus all that fruit!
More breakfast ideas to try
- Make your own Acai Bowls at home.
- Set up a Cinnamon Toast Buffet for your next brunch.
- This Banana and Oat Smoothie is one of my fave breakfasts when I need something fast!
- Maybe on special occasions, it’s ok to eat ice cream cake on top of waffles…
Printable Refrigerator Swiss Oatmeal Recipe from Corner Bakery
- 2 1/2 cup Old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup Dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup Currants or raisins
- 1 TBSP sugar, or to taste based on sweetness
- 2 cups Low Fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups Skim milk
- Granny Smith apple, medium sized, chopped
- Banana, medium sized, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh strawberries chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/8 cup sliced toasted almonds
- Mix oats, cranberries, currants and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add yogurt and skim milk, mix well and let sit 15 minutes.
- Dice the apple and banana, add to oats mixture and let sit another 15-30 minutes.
- Top with fresh strawberries, blueberries and toasted almonds.
- Serve chilled.
You can leave these oats to sit overnight but they can be ready in just about half an hour.
If you don't have all these ingredients at home, you can leave out what you don't have and use what you do.
You can also swap out the type of nuts and berries based on what you prefer.
I've made this recipe with different types of milk and it works just as well. I have not tried alternative milks, like almond, but I think it would work pretty well too.
Serving Size6 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 5mgSodium 93mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 6gSugar 35gProtein 11g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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This refrigerator oatmeal recipe is super easy to make and totally delicious to eat. Make a big batch early in the week and enjoy this chilled oatmeal all week long!