Sunday, July 5, 2009

Wowee! Instant Oatmeal

I have to give my friend Melissa props because she has an amazing knack for finding out how to make some really cool things. Like the watermelon mint julep she made me recently, and this yummy instant oatmeal recipe (that she emailed me 3 months ago.)

As I was planning meals for a camping trip we are taking later this month, I thought this oatmeal would be the perfect thing to bring along and have on hand for breakfast or snacks - my kids love the packaged kind (which I will usually bring on camp outs), but it is expensive and has a lot of unnecessary ingredients. I think the addition of the salt and other spices really adds that umph! Taking it from regular old oatmeal to the "mmmm...mom-can-you-make-this-everyday?" kind.

Instant Oatmeal

Mix together in a big bowl:
4 cups quick oats
2 cups quick oats (chopped until coarse in a blender)
1 cup brown sugar (or you can use less)
2 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
a couple dashes of mace

You can add flaxseed, wheatgerm, dried apples or other dried fruit, slices almonds or other nuts. I was thinking pumpkin pie spice would be super yummy too! Share your favorites with me!

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