Happy Monday! I hope you are off to a great start this week. I am - I had supper in the slow cooker by 8:15 this morning!!! Anyone else rely on their slow cooker like I do?
Then it was time for breakfast, so I thought I would share this concoction with you (ok, truth - my Mom asked for this recipe quite awhile back and I have been remiss in sharing it with her, so I thought I would share it with all y'all (!!) too).
Here is my version of homemade instant (well, quick) oatmeal...
It's really just a matter of proportions so here goes...
For every 1 cup of quick oatmeal, I add:
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Mix it all together and store in an airtight container.
To serve, I measure out about 1/2 cup of oatmeal mix in a bowl. Heat about 1/2 cup of milk (I use Silk mostly) for 1 minute in the microwave. Pour the milk over the oatmeal mix and let it sit for a few minutes (or however long it takes you to start your computer, check your e-mail, get coffee, start a load of laundry, etc.). Enjoy!
I usually mix up about 3 cups of oatmeal at a time, so about once a week, I make a new batch. There are lots of ways to change up this mix, so have fun with it and add whatever strikes your fancy.
Do you have a go-to breakfast, or do you have something different every day?