I love my steel cut oatmeal in the morning, but it can be a lengthy process because of the cook-time of the oats. If I know I’m going to have a busy morning I make my No-cook Swiss Oatmeal the night before. It requires absolutely no cooking– Oh and it’s really delicious!

What You Need:

1/4 cup steel cut oatmeal
1/2 cup almond/coconut topamax healthcarewell milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
vanilla- splash
apple pie spice- to taste
1 small apple- chopped

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, cover and put in the fridge overnight.
And it’s ready to eat in the morning!

Container equivalent: 1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 red.

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Your partner in health,
Autumn Calabrese


  • Cheryl

    This recipe looks delish. Does dairy free, coconut milk yogurt count as a red??

  • Melissa

    Does the recipe vary at all all if I have quick-cook steel cut oats?

  • Jenny

    I tried using apples and steel cut oats, didn’t mix well. I heated it up and still won’t blend. Any other combo suggestions? Thx!

  • Lindsay

    I see a lot of 21 Day Fix videos or recipes where people are using 1/2 cup of raw oats and counting it as one yellow. When really those oats are going to equal 1 cup of oats once cooked and it would be two yellows not one. Am I correct in saying this?

    In the book it says oatmeal steel cut or rolled cooked equals one yellow, one yellow is 1/2 cup cooked not raw. If someone does 1/2 cup raw oatmeal that would equal 1 cup which is two yellows correct?

    Can you please do a YouTube video explaining this, I see this all the time.

    Thank you

  • Carrie Peck

    This was so yummy. I like the added crunch of the apple. It’s good with pumpkin spice too. I made it hot the first day and the second time I had it cold. Both ways are good.

  • Michelle

    This might be a dumb question but isn’t 1/2 cup Greek yogurt < 1 red?

  • Nicole

    Is there a reason my steel cut oats didn’t “cook” overnight?

  • KM

    I’ve always wondered, why is almond milk only allowed three times a week and is counted as a yellow? It is low calorie and comes from a good source of fats. I say this because I would love to have almond milk in my oatmeal and shakeology every day!

  • Kimberly

    Can you use water instead of milk and do this every day? (That way you don’t have to take away an extra yellow)

  • K

    Are the S.C oats cooked first or uncooked like in other overnight oat recipes that use rolled oats?

  • Kaitlyn Szelc

    Can this be heated in the am? It sounds delish, but I’m more of a warm breakfast/warm oatmeal kinda girl!! Otherwise, I feel like Oliver Twist and his sad little bowl of porridge 😉

    • Autumn

      Sure Kaitlyn, heat it up!

  • Ashlea

    LOVE this recipe! Super filling and delicious! I’ve actually been having it for lunch. 🙂

  • Kim

    Is this 1 serving if not how much is a serving ?

  • Sam

    What does almond milk count as?

    • Autumn

      Hey Sam- Three times a week, you can replace one of your Yellow Container portions for 16 fl oz of unsweetened Almond milk. This info can be found on page 38 of the Nutrition Guide.

  • mike

    if i measure 1 yellow of dry oats, 1 red of greek yougart and add water, would that count as 2 yellow in the end and 1 red? Or because I am not using any other milk, would it still count as 1 yellow at the end?

  • Mo Yarbrough

    Is there a way to make this without yogurt? My son is vegan, and we don’t use yogurt. I realize you can buy soy or coconut yogurt, but is there away to make the recipe with out it? Thanks.

    • Autumn

      Hey Mo- It would alter the containers, but you can sub the steal cut for rolled oats and sub yogurt for another 1/2 cup of coconut milk or coconut water. OR try the recipe as is with a non-diary yogurt sub, lots of options!

  • D. Bain

    With peaches in season, I’m going to try this with a small peach & cinnamon. Sounds like dessert!

    • Autumn

      That sounds delicious!

  • Kellie

    made tonight cant wait to try in the am! Thanks Autumn!

    • Autumn

      You’re welcome!

  • Ivy

    i use coconut milk yogurt. I’ve found it in several different stores.

  • Jen

    If you were to eat this this way every day, how would you count it? As in would you replace 1 yellow 3 times a week for the milk?

    • Autumn

      Yep exactly.

      • Kathryn

        I just started the 21 day fix so am still trying to get the hang of the containers, but the almond milk is throwing me off…. if you eat this oatmeal everyday or make your shake everyday using almond milk, do you count that as a yellow container every day + the additional yellow containers 3x week or is it just a yellow container every day or is it just 3 yellow containers every week (even though you are using the milk once every day). I have asked several different coaches about this and have gotten several different answers!! Love the program by the way!!! 🙂

    • Rachel

      Wait, why would you have to replace one yellow 3 times a week for the milk? Wouldn’t you just count it as 1Y,1R, and 1P every day? (forgive me if this question seems dumb, I’m just about to start the Fix for the very first time, so I am trying to learn the ins and outs)

    • diane

      What do you mean? I’m new to this. So if I ate this for breakfast for 5 days. What do you mean replace 1 yellow 3 times a week for the milk?

  • elissa varney

    Thank you for this. Easy and delish. I make it every night.

  • Kristina

    Lactose and tolerant here….I cannot seem to find a non-dairy greek yogurt. I usually use vanilla almond milk yogurt. Do you or anyone know where to find almond greek yogurt or if it is even made? Thank you!

    • Amy

      Kristina, if you like the greek yogurt because of the thickness, just take the non-dairy stuff you use and strain it through a coffee filter or cheesecloth for a few hours, or until it is at the thickness you like.

    • Jack

      Lactose intolerant*

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