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Instant Oatmeal

 

Most of my food guilt last year revolved around our weekday breakfast choices. My husband (nice enough to do the shopping) would buy the healthiest versions of those not-so-healthy instant oatmeal packets. Finally, I did my research and stumbled upon a delicious homemade recipe that tastes so much better than those packets and has more nutrients and no preservatives. Now those who know me well know that I refuse to make these in little ziploc baggies because that seems like too much work and not very nice to Mother Earth. Oh, and I have an obsession with large mason jars. So this recipe I adapted from the one I found on www.theyummylife.com.

Craving something a little more refreshing for those hot, summer months?  Try the Refrigerator Oatmeal!  It’s da bomb!
 
 
 
 

Homemade Instant Oatmeal
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
340 calories
55 g
0 g
6 g
12 g
1 g
89 g
42 g
12 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
89g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340
Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 42mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 55g
18%
Dietary Fiber 8g
33%
Sugars 12g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups Organic Oats
  2. 3/8 cup Wheat Germ
  3. 3/8 cup Vanilla Juice Plus Complete Shake Mix (could use another healthy shake mix or organic dry milk, but I prefer the flavor and nutritional punch in this whole-food based one)
  4. 3 Tbsp Ground Flax
  5. 1 tsp Cinnamon
  6. 2 pinches fine Sea Salt
  7. 1.5 - 3 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
  8. 1.5 - 3 Tbsp unpacked Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in a large (approx. 8 cup) mason jar and shake to mix.
Notes
  1. I like to mix in any freeze-dried fruits or nuts. Just pour some in a bowl and add hot water. Enjoy! If you add dried fruit (not freeze-dried), don't add those until you are ready to add water.
  2. I can mix up two big jars in under ten minutes! That's INSTANT!
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calories
340
fat
6g
protein
12g
carbs
55g
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4 thoughts on “Homemade Instant Oatmeal”

  1. Okay – I have yet to find the coccounut palm sugar ( I live in small small town) can I double up the brown? Or something else! This sounds great and perfect solution to those quaker oat packages! thx

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