Instant Oatmeal Packs (2-ways)


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I’m a big believer that with a little bit of prep and foresight — you can achieve anything.

And one of the easiest ways to start your day on the right foot is with a simple, quick, adaptable, better breakfast.

Remember those Quaker instant oatmeal packets? I was an apple cinnamon girl myself, but the maple brown sugar was a close second. They were our “healthy” school day breakfast at least twice a week.

Those little packets however were major sugar bombs. Especially without adding any protein + fiber to help balance it out. No wonder I’d crash and be starving only an hour or two later.

Sure — they make low/no-sugar single-serving oatmeal packs these days. But they’re ridiculously expensive for what should be a budget friendly breakfast.

Which is why I’m sharing my homemade oatmeal packets — bursting with flavor, fiber, AND protein to keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

Not to mention these particular packets use my go-to One Degree Organics Sprouted Rolled Oats. Sprouting oats leads to better digestion + nutrient-absorption. AND they’re the only brand to guarantee glyphosate-free oats (a controversial herbicide that I’d prefer to do without).

Make them in bulk this weekend (they’re great for travel too) and enjoy them either hot, cooked on the stove, or cold, soaked overnight for an easy run out the door breakfast.

Try getting the kids involved too. Let them add whatever they want to their packets — dried fruit, chocolate chips, a dash of coconut sugar, even a few colorful sprinkles can make an otherwise “boring” breakfast exciting and new while still keeping the sugar to a minimum.

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Overnight Oats

For busy, rush out the door mornings, overnight oats are my jam. Here I used chia seeds instead of the flax to mix things up.

Top with fruit + nut butter in the morning and you’re good to go!

Instant Oatmeal Packs (2-ways)

Makes one serving (easily multiplied)

Ingredients:

For the packets
1/3 cup One Degree Organics Sprouted Rolled Oats
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbs. ground flax meal (or chia seeds)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

For cooked oats
3/4 cup water or milk of choice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup fruit

For overnight oats
1/2 cup water or milk or choice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup fruit

Directions:

For cooked oats: Add all ingredients except fruit to a small saucepan. Bring water to boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add fruit once oats begin to thicken.

For Overnight Oats: Place all ingredients except fruit into a 2-cup travel container with lid. Stir together and let sit overnight (or for at least 1 hour). Top with fruit before serving.

Notes:

Liquid ratios: If I’ve learned anything from recipe developing, it’s that consistency is very personal. Use my water/milk ratios as a guide. Adding more or less to your liking.

Topping ideas: Sky’s the limit with these! Add nut butter, stir in some dried fruit before soaking or cooking, mix-up the fruit with what’s in season.

Thank you One Degree Organics for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own and I truly love and use this product all the time.