Instant Oatmeal--for the win!

  16 ounces Quick Oats (5 ½ cups)

  1 tablespoon cinnamon

  5 tablespoon brown sugar

  1 ½ teaspoons salt

 

  1. Take 2 cups of oats and add to a blender or food processor.

  2. Blend until the oats becomes oat flour.

  3. Add oat flour to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. 

    To cook: 

  1. Add ½ cup oat mixture to a bowl.  Pour in 1 cup boiling               water and stir. 

  2. Let sit for 3-4 minutes to soften and thicken. 
 

     Topping suggestions:

  • Mashed or sliced bananas

  • Applesauce or diced apples

  • Maple syrup, agave or coconut sugar to taste

  • Dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, apples, dates

  • Nuts or seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower

  • Chia or flax seeds

  • Milk of choice

  • Vanilla

 

 

Tip: A few suggestions for storage.
1. Measure portions into individual baggies. 
2. Place oat mixture into a  large container with lid.
3. Portion in Mason Jar for on-the -go container. Simple add water when you get to work or meeting.

 

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