I love buying organic oats from our local Sprouts. We use oats in cookies and our power snack bites. While picking up oats I decided to grab some dried apple rings and make a batch of Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Oatmeal mix. Oatmeal is a quick breakfast option for me during the busy work week. By making my own oatmeal mix, I know what ingredients are in it.
- 2 1/4 cup of quick-cooking oats
- 6 tablespoons of non-dairy creamer
- 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 7 oz dried apples
I always mix my finer ingredients together first. By combining the creamer, sugar, salt and cinnamon I can guarantee that all the walnuts and apple pieces will be thoroughly coated.
Brown sugar has a tendency to stick together so I use my wooden spoon to smash and stir.
Once the sugar mixture is well blended I add the oats and walnuts.
I purchased dried apple rings and diced them into small pieces. You can do this by hand or add the dried apples to a food processor. I did not want my apple pieces too small, a perfect bite size.
Once you stir your oatmeal mixture together it is ready to pour into a mason jar for storage. Keep the lid on air-tight and your oatmeal will last a long time. This oatmeal blend fits perfectly into a quart size mason jar. You can make roughly 15 servings of oatmeal from the entire jar.
Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Oatmeal
Now you can quickly prepare your breakfast each morning. Simple pour 1/2 cup of oatmeal into a bowl with 2/3 cup of boiling water and stir. This oatmeal tastes just as delicious as it smells.
Which flavor oatmeal is your favorite?