|So the kiddos can make it themselves!|
I love oatmeal for breakfast. I prefer my crock pot steel cut oats, but my boys prefer the instant oatmeal packets. I admit they are good and easy, but also expensive and filled with sugar. I came across this recipe here, but found it was much too thick for our taste. After some playing around, I came up with this one that I think more closely resembles the Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets.
-1 box of Old-Fashioned Oats
-1 box of Quick-Cook Oats
DIFFICULT LIST...I know :)
I start by mixing equal parts of both oats. I store it in the container that you see pictured above. From that mix I scoop out about a cup and grind it in my food processor so it looks like this:
|Ground mixture in a separate container|
Then all you do is add 6 Tablespoons of regular mix with 1 Tablespoon of the ground mix and add 3/4 cup of milk. With me so far? Now here is where you can be creative and add whatever "extras" you like.
I like to add 1 tsp of brown sugar (or white sugar) and some raisins, and cinnamon prior to heating then add chopped apples after it is heated.
Heat for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes on high in microwave, but be sure to watch it the last 30 seconds so it doesn't bubble over.
Oatmeal Topping/Add-In Ideas:
honey almond butter (Justin's is ah-mazing)
any dried fruit
any fresh fruit
maple syrup (kiddos love this)
This should help get you started :)
On a side note, if you have a wee one in the house like me...just use equal parts of your ground mixture and milk or water to make baby cereal. I use 2 Tbls of each and add pureed prunes and kefir...he LOVES it!
|Wee ones breakfast :)|
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