I think instant oatmeal is great. When we travel I like to bring it with me because it keeps so well and really only requires hot water to prepare, which is the easiest breakfast ever to make when you're in a hotel with a coffee maker. Or camping in the middle of nowhere with just a camp stove and a tent.
Imagine how thrilled I was to find this recipe. I've been searching for a while- and there are plenty out there. One of them uses coffee whitener instead of milk powder, so that one didn't make the cut. They're all basically slightly altered versions of each other, of which mine is as well. I altered the recipe I found to suit my tastes and the ingredients I had on hand today.
5 cups of oats. I used large flake.
1/3 c. dry milk powder
3 tbsp saigon cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped nuts- I used half pecans, half almonds
1/2 c. raisins- if we had more, I would have used 3/4 c.
+ 1 tbsp chia seeds per bag
+ 2 tsp brown sugar per bag
+ 5 whole almonds per bag
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together well. Make sure the raisins aren't sticking together, and that the cinnamon and milk powder are well integrated.
Using a measuring cup,, scoop out oat mixture by the half-cup into a snack-sized zipper bag. Add the chia seeds brown sugar, and almonds to each bag. Seal,
To serve, boil water, mix in, and let sit a few minutes. This recipe is very strongly cinnamon flavoured- tasting it made my tongue tingle with pleasure. I chose to add the amount of sugar I did after tasting it, a little at a time until I found the right amount. Chia adds many benefits to your diet, and having a spoonful for breakfast is an excellent way to start your day off right. And almonds are not only tasty, but also very good for you.
I'm looking forward to making this often- changing it up according to what we've got on hand. I was able to get 13 bags of breakfast from this recipe, just enough to share with my husband when we're camping this summer.
Many-hatted wife and mom: cook, chauffeur, planner, payer-of-bills, and buyer-of-groceries, among others.