let’s be real – breakfast can be really difficult to fit into your day. packing lunches, getting ready, coffee (!!!), heating up said coffee 3 additional times before finally getting a chance to drink it- your morning is full!
for me, automating my breakfast routine has been a game changer. I switch it up occasionally, either to a completely different option or switch out the toppings in my oatmeal, but as a full time working mom of toddlers and (several) passion projects, I try to limit the amount of decisions I have to make each day as brainpower tends to run a little low. this recipe may give you a good place to start, or you may have another idea in mind. whether you enjoy the same breakfast each morning or prefer more variety in your mornings, I recommend having an idea of what breakfast will look like for you going into each week.
Better oats instant multigrain hot cereal with flax is my absolute favorite instant oatmeal. It has a great texture, cooks in 1.5 minutes and is made up of oats, barley, wheat, rye, quinoa and flax seed. With 6g of protein and 4g of fiber, better oats makes a great base for ALL the ingredients i load it down with. i actually have this stuff on amazon subscribe and save so i basically never run out.
peaches are currently in season, but really any other fruit can go really well in this oatmeal. my personal favorites are apples, blueberries, strawberries or blackberries. i’ve also added extra ground flax seed and subbed the walnuts for slivered almonds. the dried cranberries give SOME tartness + aN EXTRA DOSE of fiber to give that satisfied feeling all morning, AND HELP WITH DIGESTION!
5-minute loaded oatmeal
- 1 packet Better Oats Instant Multigrain Hot Cereal with Flax can also use any instant plain oatmeal packet
- 1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk can use other milk of your choice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 whole peach washed + chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries unsweetened
- Mix oats + oat milk in a microwave-safe bowl
- Microwave oats for 1.5 minutes on high
- Mix cinnamon, fruit, and nuts into oatmeal.