By toasting and grinding rolled oats in advance, you can make your own instant oatmeal, cutting your morning cooking time and allowing you to create novel flavors.



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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread oats on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted but not browned, about 15 minutes. Let cool. Pulse in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Mix in 1 cup of a combination of add-ins (see our suggestions below), and stir in sugar, salt, and cinnamon, or more to taste, before storing in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

  • To serve, stir in boiling water until desired consistency is reached. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Try these other variations:Toasted almonds, dried apricots, flaxseeds; coconut flakes, diced mango, pepitas; walnuts, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds

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Rating: 5 stars
That's a cup of add-ins.
Rating: 5 stars
I made this with pecans, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds, throwing in a few flaxseeds for good measure. It's a little chewier than some oatmeal and I loved it.