Oatmeal To Go


If you don’t have time to fix breakfast in the morning, put all of these dry ingredients into a heat safe container and you have Oatmeal To Go! When you get to work, or wherever you end up, just add boiling water, stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes covered with a lid or plastic wrap. Remove the cover, stir and you have delicious Oatmeal ready to eat! You can eat it just like this, add raisins, nuts, milk or whatever you would like.

Whether you eat Oatmeal every day or just on an occasion, this is an inexpensive and delicious way to fix oatmeal, even to eat at home. You won’t ever buy the processed instant oatmeal again after you taste this!

Save some money and time by making up sandwich bags filled with these ingredients ahead of time. All you need to do is pour the contents into a bowl, add boiling water and enjoy!

A Mason Jelly Jar is the perfect size for this single serving of Oatmeal To Go without worrying about spilling it. The lid will keep it fresh for days until you are ready to add boiling water. You can add the boiling water right to the Mason Jar and eat out of the jar, just don’t forget your spoon!






Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, Mason Jar or other heat resistant container.



Boil water and pour it into the oatmeal.

Using a spoon mix well.

Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.



Let sit for 5 minutes, stir and serve.


Oatmeal To Go




1/2 cup quick cooking or minute oats

1/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 Tbl brown sugar, firmly packed

2/3 cup boiling water

Optional – raisins, nuts, dried fruits, milk….etc.


In a bowl, jar or any heat resistant container, add all of the dry ingredients and any of the dry optional ingredients.

Boil the water and pour into the oatmeal.

Stir, cover with plastic wrap or a lid and let sit for five minute and stir again before serving.


Source: Cooks Illustrated Kitchen Hacks




Categories: Breakfast


  1. Thank you for this. I’m working on replacing my high calorie, high fat morning pastry during the work week with oatmeal and blueberries. I buy the box of Quaker oatmeal packets that come in three different flavors. I’d love to get it closer to natural. And this does the trick. Thank you again.

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  2. You visited my site the other day and I wanted to swing over and say hello. This breakfast sounds pretty delish. I like soaked oats with unsweetened almond milk (and skip the b. sugar we have a diabetic in the house). Like the travel jar idea a lot! Thanks for sharing.

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