Organic Instant Oats Packs

Not too long ago, Justin asked that I pick him up some instant Quaker oat packages from the store for breakfast on one of my weekly grocery trips. I have to say that, after having worked for an amazing organic grains farmer on and off for the past two years, I was a little horrified. I figured, why buy instant oat packs when I can just as easily put together my own little packages, with tasty organic oats and and controlled amounts of sugar and spices?

DSCN0903Of course, I used Gold Forest Grain‘s organic quick oats as the base. (Would I have used anything else?)

DSCN0904Then I threw in some dried fruit from Steve and Dan‘s, along with some sunflower seeds for texture, and some sugar and cinnamon for flavour. That’s it!

DSCN0905The bags come together so quickly, and cook just as quickly in the microwave in the morning.

DSCN0906I made two different kinds – some with sunflower seeds, and some without. (I am a fan of more texture, so I’ll only make some with seeds next time )

DSCN0977Empty bag into a bowl, add your milk, then pop your bowl in the microwave. The pack will take 1.5 – 2 mins in the microwave, depending on your machine.

DSCN0978Add a little more milk to cool it down and to add creaminess, if desired. Here’s a super simple breakfast for busy weekday mornings!

Organic Instant Oats

You will need:

2 cups organic instant oats

1 cup dried fruit

1 cup sunflower seeds

4 tsp cinnamon

4 tsp sugar

For preparing and serving:

1 cup milk

An extra splash of milk to serve

Divide the oats, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and sugar between 4 plastic baggies. (This recipe makes 4 oat packs). When ready to cook, add 1 cup milk and microwave on high for 1.5 – 2 mins, depending on your machine. When ready to serve, add an extra splash of milk and serve hot for breakfast. Enjoy!

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