Homemade Instant Oatmeal

homemade instant oatmeal
Easily replace this store-bought staple in your pantry with a healthier (and custom) version.


Total time:  10 S

Servings:  9

Calories:  180


  • 3 cups quick oats divided
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit of choice
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • 3/4 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dried milk

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: ⅓ cup
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 6g


  1. Add 2 cups oats, dried fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, brown sugar and dried milk to FourSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid.
  2. Press "Pulse" 5-7 times to chop ingredients. 
  3. Add remaining cup of oats and press "Pulse" 2-3 times to incorporate.
  4. Store in an airtight container or in small, plastic bags.
  5. To prepare oatmeal, pour 2/3 cup boiling water over 1/3 cup oatmeal mixture and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Brent Cameron

    Is there any way to save these recipes as we find ones we like? Or do I just need to write them down, which is easy enough. I just didn’t know if there was a save option on the website somewhere.

  • bill bixby

    any way to make this microwaveable?

  • Blendtec

    You can leave out the dried milk or use something in its place like organic powdered almond milk.

  • Blendtec

    Sure! Just put the water and oatmeal in a bowl and microwave for about 1-2 minutes on high or until it thickens.

  • Iona

    I left out the milk and use hot Almond milk instead of water.

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