It's been over 100F here already a couple times, so cooked oatmeal has lost it's appeal. But I did find a wonderful alternative ~ Sprouted Cold Oatmeal.
The recipe isn't written in stone, sub in whatever you like or whatever you have on hand. Just try to keep the portions similar so that it sets up to the right consistency. It needs about 8 hours in the fridge before it's ready.
1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup liquid (milk of some kind: cow, rice, cashew, almond, coconut)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt, kefir milk or kefir cheese (for fermentation to "sprout" the oats, has to have the live cultures for this to work properly)
1 T chia seeds (super healthy omega-3s, fiber, protein, etc
and necessary to thicken the oat mixture)
1 T sweetener or less, to taste (maple syrup, honey, date syrup (process dates in a food process with a bit of hot water until a creamy consistency and use in everything!), if I use Vanilla or Honey Greek yogurt I don't use as much sweetener
1/4 cup fruit, fresh, frozen or dried
Can sprinkle with nuts, seeds, unsweetened coconut, etc! at serving time
Can easily double or triple the recipe. I can't say exactly how long it lasts once made because it tends to disappear rather quickly. (Hey, if someone wants to snack on this before bed instead of chips or cookies or whatever I'm sure not gonna complain!) But I do know it's still fine on a Wed night after having made it on a Sunday.