I like oatmeal, but don't always have time to make it. I've tried commerically available instant oatmeal, but do not necessarily like the taste. So, I learned to make my own kind from fresh ingredients I have at home. It is fresh-tasting and much less dense and starchy than some of the commercially made instant oatmeal products.
1 individual serving
In a plastic sandwich bag or zip-lock “snack” bag, combine all the dry ingredients
Seal each bag and store in a cool, dry place.
When ready to use, place the contents into a cereal bowl and add ½ cup boiling water. Let stand about a minute before it’s ready to eat.
Use fresh cinnamon to bring out the flavor, and try different kinds of cinnamon to vary the taste.
The Chinese cinnamon is a good starting point, and Ceylon cinnamon is also fine. Saigon or Vietnamese cinnamon has a stronger taste, which I personally like.
This can be a good recipe to prepare with children, since they can work as a team to measure the ingredients and assemble each portion.
For vegan oatmeal, use beet sugar or evaporated cane sugar instead of brown sugar.
This recipe was provided by James Z from Madison