Homemade Instant Oatmeal


Bowl of oatmeal
Photo by: Daniella Segura

A healthier way to start your day!

Are you looking for a convenient and tasty breakfast oatmeal with out all the perspectives and unnecessary additives? If so then this easy recipe is just for you.

The Recipe:

1/3 cup of oats

1 tsp. chia seed

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1-3 tsp. sweetener of your choice (brown sugar, stevia, organic sugar)

100g or 1 serving of your favorite yogurt (add after you cook the oatmeal)

For the oats you can chose from old fashioned, (larger flask), quick, or one minute oats.

For extra nutrients and wonderful taste you could also experiment with different ingredients such as freeze – dried, dried or dehydrated fruit. Some ideas you could try are raisins, cranberries, and goji berries.

Seeds or nuts can make a great addition as well. Instead of chia seed you could try pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds or ground flax.

If you are looking for a protein boost you could add brown rice protein powder or something of your choice.

Storage:

You can pre make them in small canning jars or zip lock packages and store them in the fridge to keep fresh. You could make a different flavor for each day or stick to a mix you really enjoy. The jars or ziplock bags can be reused over and over. You can use sticker labels to label each pack so you and your family members know whats inside each package.

How to cook your oatmeal (2 ways)

1. Hot water. Works well for quick one minute oats. Pour the pre made oatmeal package into your bowl, add 2/3 cup of boiling water, stir, and let sit until it expands and thickens. One minute oats take approximately 2-3 minutes and quick oats take approximately 4-5 minutes until ready to eat.

2. Microwave. Works for all oats. pour oatmeal into a microwave safe bowl that is big enough for oats to double in size. Add 3/4 cup water and stir. Microwave for 3 minutes (old fashioned oats), 2 minutes for (quick oats), and one minute for one minute oats, times may vary so test it out and write it on the package.

Bon appetite.

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