One (of many) great things about oatmeal is that it is super easy to make. All you have to do is add boiling water. And even if you don’t have time to wait for boiling water you can use your microwave or even use your Keurig for some fast hot water delivery!
As you know from my first oatmeal post, I like to supercharge my oatmeal by adding lots of nutrient dense toppings. But by doing so, it starts to take more than just a minute to make by the time I take out all of the toppings, measure them out, put them in my oatmeal, and put them away.
I wanted my mac daddy oatmeal and I wanted it fast and this is how my Oatmeal Packets were born!
- Air tight storage bag (I bought these cool little baggies on amazon.)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon goji berries
- 2 teaspoons coconut crystals (lower glycemic index than table sugar)
- 1 tablespoon of crushed walnuts
Fill storage bag with all of the ingredients. Store in refrigerator.
The ONLY ingredient not included is the fresh fruit, because that can spoil if not eaten soon enough. But everything else can stay for a long time.
I make 10 of them at once and since I have oatmeal about 3 times a week, I was am set for 3 weeks.
Now I can have my mac daddy oatmeal in 2 steps: empty packet in bowl, add boiling water. (Or 3 steps if I want to throw in some blueberries.)
Even better, I can even grab a packet if I can’t eat breakfast at home and just get a cup of hot water anyplace that sells coffee and tea.
Feel free to use any type of packaging that works for you. I like these baggies because they are small and they don’t take up a lot of space in the fridge. But since the opening of the bags is small, it helps if you use a cooking funnel to fill them.
My kids LOVE using the funnel and end up making the bags for me. Now the bags get done and my kids are occupied for a good 30 minutes. Nice added bonus!