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Homemade Instant Oatmeal

This homemade instant oatmeal is a quick, filling, and tasty way to make quick work of your morning meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Marisa McClellan


  • 4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar cane or brown sugar are also fine
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Measure out the quick oats and place them in a large bowl.
  • Grind the rolled oats into flour in a blender container and add them to the quick oats.
  • Add the chia seeds, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Whisk to fully combine all the ingredients.
  • Place in a large storage jar or container, like the Ball® Latch Storage Jar.
  • To serve, place 1/2 cup of the oat mixture in a heatproof bowl. Pour 1 cup of boiling water on top.
  • Cover with a small plate and let the oats stand for five minutes.
  • When the time is up, serve with milk, dried fruit, and nuts.


If you prefer, you can also prepare these oats in the microwave. Use 1 cup of cold water for every 1/2 cup of oat mixture, and microwave on medium power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Let the oats stand for five minutes before serving.