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Thermos Oatmeal

1 serving
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: overnight, but with no effort on your part!

  • 1/2 cup fruit (frozen, fresh or dried)
  • 1/4 cup steel-cut oatmeal
  • 1 cup boiling water

Before you go to bed at night:

  1. Put fruit and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Put the oatmeal in a large wide-mouth thermos.
  3. Add the boiling water & fruit, swish to mix, then cap the thermos.

In the morning the oatmeal is ready when you are!

  1. Eat from the thermos, or dump it in a bowl.
  2. Add maple syrup or brown sugar if desired.
  3. Add a little milk (soy or dairy) if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

Blueberries, dried apples, peaches... actually, just about any kind of fruit tastes good.
You could substitute rolled oats. But once you've tried the nutty, chewy flavor of steel-cut oats, you'll wonder why anyone eats rolled oats.
You can cook steel-cut oats on the spot. Just bring water and oats to a boil, turn down to just bubbling and cook uncovered (stirring occasionally) until all liquid is absorbed - about 20 minutes.