Monday, April 8, 2013

DIY Travel Oatmeal

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If you read my blog on a regular basis you know all about my oatmeal addiction.
I eat oatmeal for breakfast pretty much every single day. 
Steel cut, instant, baked, whatever.
I love it all.

So naturally when I travel I bring my own with me.
Doesn't everyone :)

Seriously I do.
Way wait in long lines at Starbucks or call for expensive room service when you can make your own healthy breakfast right in your hotel room while you're still in your jammies? 

I'd rather save my calories for cupcake tasting later in the day :)

Want to know how I make my hotel room oatmeal?

Empty packet of oats into a coffee mug or paper coffee cup.
Pour bottled water into the hotel room coffee maker to heat the water.
I use 1/2 cup for my oats and the rest for my hot tea. (yes I bring my tea bags too)
What can I say. 
I was a Girl Scout and I like to be prepared!
Pour hot water over the oats and let it sit a few minutes for the oat to soften and viola....breakfast is served!

Here's what I use to make my oatmeal packets.
I buy oats, flax and sweeteners in bulk at our local Farmer's Market.
By making the oatmeal packets yourself you can customize them the way you like it.
I don't like my oatmeal too sweet, you may prefer to add more sweetener.

Give DIY Oatmeal packs a try and let me know what you think.

DIY Travel Oatmeal

1/3 cup combination of quick oats and rolled oats
1/2 T ground flax seed
1/2 T sucanant or brown sugar
1 T PB2
pinch of sea salt
optional - dried fruit or nuts

Combine all ingredients into a snack size Ziploc baggie.

When you are ready for breakfast pour the contents of your baggie into a coffee mug or paper coffee cup.
Heat water by running it through the hotel room coffee maker.  I use 1/2 cup water for each travel oatmeal packet. Pour hot water over the oats and stir.  Let the oatmeal sit for a couple of minutes until oats are softened.
Top with milk if desired.

Note - I also bring Silk Almond Milk singles (8 oz.) with me so that I have everything I need for my breakfast :)


  1. What a good idea! I am going to try that too!! I like oatmeal and its such a nutritious breakfast...I never would have thought of that.

  2. Tried this recipe this morning.k It's great! Quick & easy & not out of an instant pack! AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!


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