I had fun making my instant oatmeal jars last night. I love the idea of just adding hot coconut milk sealing the lid and allowing it to “cook” for 20 minutes, while I finish getting ready for the morning.
I am an oatmeal enthusiast. I eat it almost daily. Trust me, I have tried various ways to make my life easier regarding oatmeal. I stopped eating instant oatmeal because it was cheaper to buy old fashion oats and make it myself with my toppings of choice. I use to slave over the stove each morning. As long as I watched the oatmeal closely the texture would come out good. Often I over cooked my oatmeal or simply burnt it. Then I became fascinated with cooking the oatmeal in the crockpot. I would cook enough to last the entire week. Crockpot oatmeal has a wonderful texture but it does not reheat well.
Recently, I was excited about a post I saw on the Clean Food Crush by Rachel Maser regarding instant oatmeal jars. With the “instant” oatmeal jars I can add my old fashion oats and dried fruit and superfoods (chia seeds, flaxseed meal, hemp seeds) and get the perfect texture in 20 minutes each and every time. I was so impressed with the texture, I literally went to my refrigerator, packaged a week supply of crock pot cooked oatmeal, packaged it up and gave it away to a friend. I did allow him to try my new “instant” oatmeal with strawberries, chia seeds, sundried strawberries and he absolutely fell in love with the oatmeal.
1/2 cup Old fashion oats
1/4 cup unsweetened sun dried fruit (peaches, strawberries, bananas, raisins, coconut) 1 cup of SILK coconut milk (or liquid of choice)
When you are ready for your oatmeal, add 1 cup of boiling hot coconut milk to a 12-16 oz mason jar. Immediate cover the jar with the lid and let it sit for 20 minutes.
Next time I am going to make enough instant oatmeal jars for the month.
My life is forever changed by Instant Oatmeal Jars. I can save time and money.