We’re big oatmeal eaters at our house. Since I’m too busy to cook full scale oatmeal on school mornings I came up with my own recipe for homemade instant oatmeal.
When the kiddo was little I just couldn’t justify buying ready packaged instant oatmeal full of preservatives when I could make it myself. Not to mention it pained me to spend $$ on plain instant oatmeal and when she was little the kiddo had an allergic reaction to some of the flavored kinds.
It is so incredibly easy – and it tastes great (I enjoyed a few oatmeal lunches as I was recipe testing many moons ago).
HOMEMADE INSTANT OATMEAL
¼ cup quick cook oats
2 tbsp ground up quick cook oats**
1 tbsp sugar (any kind – I used white)
1/8 tsp cinnamon (or your spice of choice)
¼ cup dried fruit (I used dried apple, it was what I had on hand – the brand, Sensible Foods – the one in the photo – is my FAVORITE)
salt to taste (I left it out and thought it tasted fine)
hot water/milk/soy milk, enough to get it to the consistency you like
Mix everything up (except liquid) and store in baggies in the pantry until you’re in need
** I used a food processor, though a blender with a really sharp blade would also work – I ground up about 1c (pre-grind) which gave me enough ground up oats to make 9 bags of instant oatmeal. This is the way to go, full on assembly line style. Don’t bother trying to make one bag at a time, you’ll waste so much time that way.
- ¼ cup quick cook oats
- 2 tbsp ground up quick cook oats**
- 1 tbsp sugar (any kind - I used white)
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon (or your spice of choice)
- ¼ cup dried fruit (I used dried apple, it was what I had on hand - the brand, Sensible Foods - the one in the photo - is my FAVORITE)
- salt to taste (I left it out and thought it tasted fine)
- hot water/milk/soy milk, enough to get it to the consistency you like
- Mix everything up (except liquid) and store in baggies in the pantry until you're in need
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