When I was a little girl, my favorite breakfast during the cold winter months was the brown sugar and cinnamon instant oatmeal packages. They were so warm, comforting and delicious and I just loved the little plump sweet raisins in each and every bite.
Little did I know that each one of those little packages could have upwards of 25 grams of sugar.
So these DIY instant oatmeal cups are my way of enjoying that same breakfast with a little less sugar.
If you make the recipe as written, each serving has 12 grams of sugar BUT if you want to cut back even more, you can substitute the turbinado sugar with some stevia.
There’s always options, so take this base recipe idea and make it work for you and your personal goals.
DIY Instant Oatmeal | Cinnamon + Raisin
- 3 cups quick oats
- 3 tablespoon turbinado sugar aka sugar in the raw
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Evenly divide amongst six 8 ounce mason jars, pop on the lid and store in a cool dry place.
- When ready to eat pour into a a bowl and top with about 1/2 cup boiling water or milk over the top and stir. Top with any additional toppings that excite you. Enjoy!