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DIY 6-ingredient Healthy Instant Oatmeal Recipe

This DIY 6-ingredient Healthy Instant Oatmeal Recipe is made with rolled oats, chia seeds, toasted flax seeds, brown sugar, freeze-dried berries, and dried blueberries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Meal Prep
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make instant oatmeal, Instant Oatmeal Recipe
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 301kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place half of the oats (5 cups) in the bowl of a large food processor and pulse until finely chopped into small bits. Transfer the oats to a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining 5 cups of oats to the food processor and pulse 5-10 times until roughly chopped (approximately half their original size). Transfer to the mixing bowl.
  • In the same mixing bowl combine the oats with the chia seeds, flax seeds, and brown sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the freeze-dried berries to the same food processor and pulse 5-6 times, or just until broken into smaller bits and pieces and fully combined. Transfer to the mixing bowl with the oats.
  • Finally, add the dried blueberries to the food processor and pulse just until chopped into smaller pieces. Transfer to the mixing bowl.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • To store as individual servings: Place one heaping half-cup serving of the instant oats in a small mason jar or small ziplock bag. When ready to eat, combine with approximately one-half to three-fourths a cup of boiling water and allow oats to rest 2 minutes before serving. Top with your favorite fresh fruit, a splash of cream, or honey, if desired.
  • To store in bulk: Transfer prepared instant oats to a large ziplock bag or jar and seal tightly. When ready to serve, add a heaping half cup of instant oats to a bowl and mix with approximately one-half to three-fourths a cup of boiling water and allow oats to rest 2 minutes before serving. Top with your favorite fresh fruit, a splash of cream, or honey, if desired.

Notes

  1. To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free rolled oats
  2. To make a creamier oatmeal, process the oats in your food processor until they break down into smaller bits and resemble oat flour. Or, you can mix-and-match. I like to add finely processed rolled oats in addition to whole rolled oats.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 86.7mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4.2mg
Course Breakfast, Meal Prep
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make instant oatmeal, Instant Oatmeal Recipe
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