Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

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I promised earlier this week that I would share my recipe for making your own instant oatmeal at home.

It's even quicker than the stovetop version, and is perfect for mornings when you're in a rush and need a hearty, healthy, delicious breakfast.

Plus, kids love it. My picky son can't get enough.

Please excuse my half-dressed child. In our defense, it's still really hot here.

Who needs Quaker?

Now, on to the oatmeal...

Homemade Instant Cinnamon Oatmeal
Makes enough for 8-10 servings

  • 5 Cups Minute Oats
  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 10 Packets Truvia (Or 1/4 Cup Sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  1. Place the oatmeal in a food processor. Process the oats until they are slightly ground. You don't want to go overboard and make oat flour. You're just breaking up the oatmeal so that it will cook instantly in hot water. It won't be ruined if you process it too long though; your oatmeal just won't have as much texture. (Side note - if you do what I did, and discover you didn't process the oatmeal long enough after making a bowl to eat, you can put the entire mix back in the food processor and pulse it around some more.)

       2.  Combine the oats and all other ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well to combine. And you're done!

To make the oatmeal, the ratio is about 2 parts boiling water to 3 parts oatmeal mix. I use 1/2 cup water and 3/4 cup of the mix to make it for my son. Simply stir the boiling water in, let the oatmeal sit for a minute to cool down, and enjoy. You can adjust the amounts to make the oatmeal thicker or thinner according to your preference.

You can always portion out the oatmeal into zipper bags to speed up the process a little more. But frankly, that's too much work for me. I just put it in a big container, and scoop it out when I need it. It's easy enough, and that way it's easier to make more or less when you want it.

Enjoy your homemade instant oatmeal! Have fun playing around with this recipe. Add other spices, dried fruits, nuts, anything to make it your own.

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  1. Now this is something that will truly work for me. Thanks for this tip. No more oatmeal excuses. :-)

    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks, Libby and have a great weekend!

  2. I was really wondered that we can do oat meal in our home itself. How long it take to complete this homemade instant meal.


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