Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packs

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Save time and money on breakfast in the mornings with this customizable healthy instant oatmeal packet recipe! (gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free)


  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp dried fruit (blueberries, bananas, apples, raisins, etc)
  • 1 tbsp nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or other spices (optional)

To prepare oatmeal:

  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)
  • preferred sweetener to taste (optional)
  • yogurt or milk as needed for creamier oatmeal


  1. In a jar, reusable bag or other container, combine oats, flaxseed, fruit, nuts, and any spices.
  2. Once you are ready to eat, add  hot water to oat mixture in a bowl or in the container.
  3. Cover and let rest for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Uncover, stir in any additional ingredients if you'd like (vanilla extract, honey, yogurt or milk) and enjoy!


  • If you're using glass containers, place a wooden spoon in the jar while pouring hot water in to dissipate the heat - this will prevent the glass from shattering.

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