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Quick and Easy instant oatmeal great for breakfast or a snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mary Fran Wiley


Instant Oatmeal

  • 175 grams 2 cups + 35 grams (6 tbsp) gluten-free instant oats, divided
  • 76 grams 6 tbsp sugar*
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 30 grams 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • Mix-ins optional, see suggestions below

Dirty Chai

  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp dried lemon peel
  • 1 tsp granulated honey optional

Ginger Honey

  • 2 tsp granulated honey
  • 1 tbsp crystalized ginger



  • Grind the smaller amount of oats in a food processor or spice mill.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, a stir to make sure the ingredients are evenly dispersed.
  • If you want to make all your baggies the same flavor, add your mix-ins now.
  • Divide your ingredients evenly amongst 6 snack-sized plastic zip bags. If you want to add different flavors, you can add them to each baggie.
  • To prepare, empty the baggie with your oat mixture into a bowl or mug. If you want to make it in a microwave, add a scant half cup of water and heat for 1:30- 2mins. Stir well and allow to cool slightly. If you hate the microwave, you can add a scant half cup of boiling water and let it sit until the oats are tender, about 3 minutes.


These are suggestions per serving, so to make the whole recipe the same, you would have to multiply these amounts by 6