Recipe: Healthy Instant Oatmeal Jars

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Adding whole grains into your diet can provide many benefits including lowering blood pressure and improving your body’s reaction to stress. These healthy instant oatmeal jars are the perfect way to have an easy ready-to-go snack or meal on hand in the pantry.

I recommend using mason jars or some other air-tight containers to hold the mixtures. Then block out an hour over the weekend to make up a batch. You’ll find it’s so simple to whip up enough to last several days or a week that you’ll want to add this to your meal planning and prepping routine.

Pick Your Oats

All the recipes start with 1/2 cup of oats. You can use instant for a more porridge-like consistency or if you prefer a thicker consistency, use old-fashioned rolled oats.

Do You Like Your Oatmeal Sweet?

Play with the sweetness to find what makes you happy. The recipes include an optional 0-2 teaspoons of sugar, or if you prefer, you can substitute honey or maple syrup.

Your Texture, Your Choice

The recipes call for 1/2 cup of boiling water, but you can use hot milk for a thicker texture. Or if you like your oatmeal less thick, add more water or milk until you find the right consistency for you.

Storage

The mixes will keep well at room temperature for up to 3 months or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Chocolate Almond Cherry Oatmeal Jar

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats

1 tbsp sliced almonds

1 tbsp chopped dark chocolate

1 tbsp freeze-dried or dried tart cherries

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

0-2 tsp sugar, to taste (optional)

Directions

1. In a mason jar, combine all ingredients. Stir to mix. Store at room temperature until ready to eat.

2. To prepare, pour 1/2 cup boiling water to the jar. Stir well and cover for 5 minutes allowing the oats to thicken. Mix and enjoy.

Strawberry Flax Meal Oatmeal Jar

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats

1 tbsp ground flax meal

2 tbsp freeze-dried or dried strawberries

Pinch of sea salt

0-2 tsp sugar, to taste (optional)

Directions

1. In a mason jar, combine all ingredients. Stir to mix. Store at room temperature until ready to eat.

2. To prepare, pour 1/2 cup boiling water to the jar. Stir well and cover for 5 minutes allowing the oats to thicken. Mix and enjoy.

Caramel Cashew Oatmeal Jar

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats

1 tbsp chopped dates

1 tbsp cashew pieces

Pinch of sea salt

0-2 tsp sugar, to taste (optional)

Directions

1. In a mason jar, combine all ingredients. Stir to mix. Store at room temperature until ready to eat.

2. To prepare, pour 1/2 cup boiling water to the jar. Stir well and cover for 5 minutes allowing the oats to thicken. Mix and enjoy.

These three recipes give you plenty of options for breakfast during the week. Use your imagination and try some other combinations that you dream up. You may find something that you love!

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Comments

  1. Eloise

    this sounds like a tasty, great, yummy breakfast! I need something different to switch up the usual cereal! thanks for the idea…
    I think the oats I’d like most would be the crunchy, sweet type (I’m not a fan of mushy texture) ; )

  2. Polly

    These look really delicious! I haven’t tried making oatmeal jar but after reading this post I might attempt to do so. And the instructions looks easy to follow! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  3. David Elliott

    These look so very delicious. I’m not sure my daughter would be into them but I know I would love to have this available at home and just head out the door with one.

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