Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homemade, Grab n Go Oatmeal!

I have been eating this for over 5 years! I love it and I hope you do to.
I do one of two things as prep:
1. I measure out the ingredients (except the water/milk) into individual baggies or...
2. I mix a huge batch and keep it in a Tupperware type container and measure out 1/2-3/4 cup when I want some.
Here's a large batch I keep in the refrigerator!

Here is the recipe for a single serving:
1 cup of water (+/- depending on desired consistency)
*If you're looking for a calcium boost use 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 cup water or go for a full cup of milk (preferably organic)
1/2 cup plain rolled oats (I personally don't like the instant, but that would be fine)
2T ground flax seed
1-2T slivered or sliced almonds
1/8 cup dried cranberries
*Fresh or frozen berries are GREAT too! Personally, I love blueberries & measure out 70 grams
1 Stevia or Xylitol packet (Sugar alternative)
*You can also use 1-2tsp of Agave Syrup. There are several flavors like vanilla and hazelnut. A little bit goes a long way. I don't use sweeteners like Splenda or Sweet n Low.

Put it all in a bowl and microwave in 45-60 second increments 'til thickened. Or heat it up stove top, stirring occasionally.
Sometimes I add the fruit later in the cooking process because I don't want it to get too cooked. Personal preference, try it and see what works for you.
This is a filling and truly wholesome breakfast. Great way to start the day :) Enjoy.


Here's a single serving, this one actually has Chia seeds (1T) in it as well.
Made with water and agave.

Side note: It may take some getting used to because it doesn't have all the sugar like the instant flavored oatmeal's have (blech). Over time the palette adjusts and the sugary stuff becomes nasty tasting...baby steps :)

2 comments:

  1. Looks good! Lets pack it up and sale it at the studio for lazy people like me and just add the milk or water!!

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