This breakfast post should be a little healthier than the one I posted the other day. Lula and I have been eating a lot more oatmeal lately for a healthy breakfast. I've always hated the mushy instant oatmeal packets that you can buy. But, old fashioned rolled oats are kind of annoying to make first thing in the morning when Lula is begging for a fast breakfast. I discovered this homemade instant oatmeal recipe on Money Saving Mom and decided to try it out. I changed things a little bit to make it the way I like it.
You simply mix these ingredients:
1/2 large canister old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 large canister quick oats
2 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
Take out 1 cup of the mixture and blend it into a powder. (this makes the mixture more "instant")..and mix that back in with the oat mixture.
Then pour some in a bowl (about 1/2 cup)...
Add some boiling water...
I just add until the mixture is covered by water...
Then, mix together, add milk and honey or raisins and almonds...the possibilities are endless
I will have to say that I still prefer the texture of good old fashioned rolled oats. But, this way is a lot faster. And Lula loves it. She ate 2 whole bowls of it this morning...I'll take that!