Homemade apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal

Add this super-speedy idea to your recipe box and you’ll never skip breakfast again.

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homemade apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Ingredients

  • 10 paper or plastic sandwich bags
    for each bag

  • 1/2 cup instant or quick (1 minute) oats
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apples

Instructions

  • In each of 10 paper or plastic sandwich bags, combine 1/2 cup instant or quick (1-minute) oats with 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of salt and 1/4 cup chopped dried apples.
    When ready to eat, add oatmeal mix to bowl and top with 1 cup boiling water or milk. Stir and let sit for 5 min. For the microwave, add 1 cup water or milk, stir, then microwave on high for 1 to
    1 1/2 min. Stir again and enjoy.

Variations

Maple-Pecan:
Omit cinnamon. Use 1 tbsp pure maple flakes instead of sugar plus 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans instead of apples.

Cinnamon-Sugar Raisin:
Use 1 tbsp granulated sugar instead of brown sugar plus 1/4 cup raisins instead of apples.

Banana-Chocolate:
Use 1 tbsp cocoa powder instead of cinnamon and 1 tbsp granulated sugar instead of brown plus 1/4 cup chopped banana chips instead of apples.

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