What a busy weekend! I’ve been at the Blogalicious blogging conference and having a great time! I was tempted to not join #SundaySupper this week because of how busy I knew this week would be, but the theme was SO easy, I couldn’t pass it up!
This week’s theme is “5 Ingredients or Less”, hosted by Amber of Mama’s Blissful Bites (which just so happens to have one of the most fun blog headers!) My contribution to the 5 Ingredients or Less #SundaySupper is Homemade Instant Oatmeal.
One of my favorite breakfasts is oatmeal, which I make all sorts of different ways. But, truth be told…the most common way I have it is a pre-made packet that comes from a box. But I’m trying to change that because I’m sure I could make it cheaper, plus have great control over ingredients such as sodium and sugar.
This is the recipe below that I use. You’ll notice it’s very basic and I purposely keep it that way so that each member of our family can add their own fruit, nuts, etc
To make Homemade Instant Oatmeal, the first step is to place 6 cups of old-fashioned rolled oat on a baking sheet. You place this in a 300 degree F oven to lightly toast them.
After toasting, place 4 cups of the oats, the brown sugar, and the salt in your food processor.
You process them with brown sugar and salt until everything is a rough powder.
The mixture, plus the remaining oats, is added to a storage container of your choice. I give it a label such as the one you see below.
To prepare, you mix 1/2 cup of oats with 1 to 1 /2 cups of boiling water. Cover with a plate and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Then stir and serve.
NOTE: I generally always need more than 1 cup of water for the 1/2 cup of oats. But, in our house, we prefer to start with 1 cup boiling water to 1/2 cup of the oats and, if necessary, thin it out with a bit more hot water.
Top with fruit or nuts, if you like. I topped mine with a bit of dried cranberries.
Homemade Instant Oatmeal
- 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread oats on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
Place 4 cups of toasted oats, the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is a rough powder. Pour into a storage container of your choice and add remaining toasted oats. Mix well. Add a label to container, if you wish, that gives instructions below:
To make a bowl of oatmeal, mix 1/2 cup of oats with 1 to 1 1/2 cups boiling water in a bowl. Cover bowl with a plate and allow to site for 5 minutes. Stir and top with fruit or nuts, if you wish. Serve.
Recipe Notes--Will keep for about 4 weeks in airtight container in your cupboard
Source: The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making — a great cookbook!
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