TWO MINUTE OATS


   
Our children love eating porridge for breakfast, so making these mixes up in wide-mouth jars (or storing in Tupperware with the 1/3 cup measuring cup for easy preparation) means they can prepare a quick, nutritious breakfast by themselves before the rush to school. Homemade dehydrated fruit makes them extra tasty. Avoid plastic packaging of commercial single-serve porridge packets and save money by making your own! 
   
YIELD: 4 cups (12 serves)
   
INGREDIENTS:
3 3/4 – 4 cups instant oats
1/4 cup dried fruit and/or nuts
Spices (optional)
Sugar (optional)
   
HOW TO MAKE PORRIDGE:
1/3 cup two minute oats mix
2/3 cup milk or water
  1. Measure into a microwave-proof bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Microwave (uncovered) for 2 minutes. Serve.
     
TWO MINUTE OATS FLAVOUR IDEAS:
   
Apple & Berry
3 1/2 cups instant oats
1/8 cup dried blueberries
1/8 cup dried strawberries
1/4 cup dried diced apple
 
Apple & Cinnamon
3 3/4 cups instant oats
1/4 cup dried apple (finely diced)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 
Berry
3 3/4 cups instant oats
1/4 cup dried berries i.e. blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
   
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
4 cups instant oats
3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
   
Choc Coconut Chia
3 3/4 cups instant oats
1 tablespoon chia seed
1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional)
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon cacao powder
 
Author: Megan Radaich          Image credit: Megan Radaich          
Publication: www.foodpreserving.org 
     
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