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.
Servings: 20 servings
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.
- To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free rolled oats.
- 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.
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