I really love oatmeal for breakfast. Smooth. Warm. Sweet. Mmmm.
Once upon a time, my family loved it too. In the last year so, it has lost its appeal with my children. It gets old hearing sighs of disappointment when you serve food, doesn’t it? I tried variations, which were met with similar reactions.
I decided to make an instant oatmeal for myself. As you might guess, once I did, they LOVED it! I have made it three times now and we have all enjoyed it. I love how inexpensive, nutritious and easy it is.
After reading several other people’s recipes and adapting those, here it is!
DIY Instant Oatmeal
- 2 cups toasted oats
- 6 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup sugar (I use a combination of powdered and brown)
- 1 teaspoon salt
Pulse briefly in food processor. Use 1/3 cup of oat mixture with 1/2 cup boiling water. Allow to sit 2-3 minutes and enjoy. Optional add ins – cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup or flavoring, dried fruits or nuts.