Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Instant Oatmeal – I’ve been taking it for granted until it became a LIFESAVER on my road trip a few weeks ago. I love baked oatmeal, overnight oats, and porridge…but this instant homemade option now holds a special place on my plate. I needed a quick, low maintenance, nutritious breakfast for the road. My solution, homemade AppleSpice & CoconutCacao Instant Oatmeal. Staying at hotels in unfamiliar towns, I wasn’t sure what I would find for brekkie. Now, combine that with early mornings spent driving to our hiking destination for the day = one gnarly girl if she doesn’t get some food in her. What I did know…hot water is accessible via instant coffee machines that are commonly found in hotel rooms these days – yasss. Add water, hit brew, and voila! Those apples slices I spiced & dried plumped right back up. AND the dairy-free chocolate chips in the CoconutCacao jar melted into a gooey creamy lip smacking treat. No need for store bought packages when you can easily build & flavour your own from scratch.

Homemade Instant Oatmeal
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins

My on-the-road goto breakfast! Just add hot water and voila - an instant, nutritious, hearty meal to get you through the mornings. Customize your own & enjoy.

Course: breakfast, snack, sweet treat
Cuisine: *plant based + gluten free
Keyword: instant oatmeal, apple spice, coconut cacao, oats
Servings: 1 250ml jar
Author: thecrimsonsink
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp organic coconut palm sugar *to taste
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dried apple, chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut palm sugar *to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  1. I used mason jars for my instant oatmeal - durable, reusable, & sturdy resealable lid.

  2. Make up the instant oat meal as per your preference. I added the oats to the jar first, then added the sugar & toppings. 

  3. Once ready to eat, add enough *hot water so it completely covers the oats and/or ingredients in the jar - a little extra is good too.

  4. Place the lid back on and allow the oats to sit for 7-10mins.

  5. Remove the lid and stir. Enjoy.

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