Cold-Hot Oatmeal Recipe {A Spin on Overnight Oats}

I recently told a guy that my favorite food was oatmeal. I think He thought I was weird. Sorry not sorry?

oatmeal is the best breakfast food because it's so versatile

Regardless of what others think, I sure do love my oats! Baked oats, overnight oats, egg white oats… I don’t discriminate. : ) I love that oatmeal is so versatile. I’ve really come a long way from my “open a packet of maple and brown sugar Quaker” days. Haven’t you?

Right now I’m in a phase. I’m taking a mini-break from overnight oats, but not quite ready to turn my oven on every night to make baked oats. Give me a break, it’s still 85 degrees in Texas!

So other than plain old oatmeal — what’s the solution? Cold-Hot Oatmeal!

egg white oats made with banana, almond milk, pumpkin chai and banana

It’s cold, so it’s not quite regular oatmeal. It’s cooked, so it’s not quite overnight oats. Cold Hot Oatmeal is basically your favorite morning egg white oats, refrigerated overnight to the point of perfect creaminess. Best of both worlds!

{Pumpkin Chai Cold-Hot Oatmeal}


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 mashed banana
  • 2 egg whites (6 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Chai mix – optional
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk – to desired consistency
  • cinnamon


In a microwave-safe bowl, mash 3/4 ripe banana with a fork. Add 1/2 cup oats, 2 egg whites, and approximately 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

pumpkin spice chai cold hot oatmealMicrowave on high for 30 seconds, then stir vigorously with a fork or whisk. Repeat this step 3 more times, microwaving for a total of 2 minutes.

IMG_3228Remove from microwave. Stir in the Greek yogurt, chai mix and 3-4 more Tbsp almond milk, if necessary.

Transfer to an air-tight container, and store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, add more almond milk and whatever toppings you like.

cold hot oatmeal is a healthy way to start your morning

Let me know what you think!

Your Turn-

  • What’s your current favorite style of oatmeal?

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