Healthier Instant Oatmeal

I need more options for a quick breakfast. This mix is easy to make on the weekend, far cheaper and healthier than the store-bought varieties, and even easier to mix up in the morning. I keep some at work, and just add the hot water from the cooler – stir, and enjoy!

Oatmeal Base
5 c / 1 lb (by wt) old fashioned oatmeal/rolled oats
2 c / 6 oz vanilla protein powder
1 c / 4 oz flax meal
1 c / 6 oz chia seeds
¼ c / 2 oz brown sugar (optional)
3-finger pinch salt

Cherry Almond Oatmeal
Add to oatmeal base:
1½ c / 8 oz dried cherries
1 c / 5 oz toasted slivered almonds
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp ginger powder (use less for less spice)

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal
Add to oatmeal base:
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp ginger powder (*spicy)
1 tsp cardamom
1 c toasted walnuts
1 1/2c raisins

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Add to oatmeal base:
Substitute chocolate protein powder for the vanilla
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 c PB2 (powder peanut butter in natural food aisle)

To Serve:
Add 1/2 cup of hot water to 1/2 cup of the oatmeal mix, stir until creamy – enjoy!

*Keep in mind – all amounts are approximate – just make it to your taste. Also, I never really measure when I mix this up.

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