Total Time
5mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 2 mins

Is anyone else as obsessed as I was with Nature's Path instant Flax n' Oats oatmeal? Well, worry no more if you run out! This one is a taste-alike with easy ingredients and can be mixed up ahead of time or super-fast!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Notes on oats: I use a more finely-rolled, organic oat. Otherwise use quick oats or try grinding your rolled oats a bit.
  2. Mix together the first four ingredients. If doubling, tripling, etc., mix each in its own bowl / bag. I know this seems silly but if you do it all together and then divide into servings, the sugar and salt will end up mostly in the last one!
  3. If saving for future, keep in small containers or plastic baggies.
  4. When ready to eat, pour into a bowl. Add fully boiling water- start with 1/3 cup, and stir it well. If you like it thinner, add more just a spoonful at a time, stirring till you get the consistency you want.
  5. Cover and wait just a minute for the oats to soak up all the water. (This is optional, but reccommended.)
  6. Devour! I like to top mine with berries; stir in diced apple or pear BEFORE adding water; try different nuts, etc. This is just a base really, but a darn good one!
Most Helpful

I can't get over how easy, fast and delicious this breakfast is. It will be my standard oatmeal recipe from now on. I loved the fact that it could be made in the serving bowl, eliminating cleaning a pot! I bruised the flax seeds first, and did not use sugar because I was adding sweetened dried berries. I also eliminated the salt, but when I started eating I realized that this little bit is necessary for the full flavour. I can see many variations using this as a base so that you never need to have the same breakfast two days in a row.

Sweet Baboo February 19, 2008

I made this with steal-cut oats and thought the addition of flaxseed was a nice addition. I also added raisins. Thansk for sharing!

LizAnn November 14, 2007