Today the beautiful and wonderful miss baby Violet did not want to be put down while I made myself something to eat and the cupboards were a little bare. Out of chia, bread, granola, nuts and running low on fruit – what is a gal to eat ? Something at least semi-nutritious that can be made with one hand…Well, within a few minutes I had a little bowl of warm heaven. I A few minutes after that I had 3 more bags ready to go for another day. We’ll see if I get to eat them or if they are poached by my lovely food-tasting and thieving husband. This tastes very similar to a package of instant oatmeal you might buy, but you can control the sugar and salt and the cost is much less (this can be as low as 3 cents a packet!).
My recipe only has a slight modification from the recipe at The Spice House and this is a great source for some info about how different types of cinnamon might effect the taste.
Homemade Instant Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Packets
for one packet
4 tablespoons of quick cooking oats
1 tablespoon of brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
1- 2 teaspoons of raisins
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Tiny pinch of allspice
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup of boiling water or cold milk
Mix all ingredients except liquid in ziplock bag or small jar.
When ready to serve, pour mix into bowl and add the water OR the milk.
For water, stir well and wait about one minute (until thick).
For milk, stir well and microwave for 1 minute. Stir again and serve !