If you’re like me and have only ever had instant oatmeal, you might think they do something challenging that makes it hard to replicate. Not really. The dehydration and addition of preservatives is probably all that’s different.
Since I had rolled oats left I’d bought to make peanut butter balls, a peach, and soy milk, I decided to toss them in a bowl and see what happened when I microwaved them. I put the peach in with the mixture when I microwaved it because it wasn’t as ripe as I’d thought it was. If yours is good and ripe, mix it in after.
- Half cup rolled oats (160 calories from Whole Foods Bulk)
- Fresh cut Peach (11 calories an ounce)
- Soy Milk (80 calories a cup for Earth Balance Unsweetened Soy Milk)
- 1 packet of Splenda (0 calories and totally Skinny Bitch unapproved but you can add any sweetener, like agave nectar, you choose…if you even want to)
- Teaspoon of Cinnamon for topping (6 calories)
Microwave for 2-3 minutes, then stir and stir in any sweeteners (if desired) or fruits. Top with cinnamon, if desired. Let sit covered 5-7 minutes.
Total Calories in my morning bowl: 313
Total cost: about $1.50
My bowl had the equivalent calories of 2 and a half packets of Quaker Instant Peaches and Cream Oatmeal (prepared with water), but the serving sizes were vastly different. My oatmeal produced a larger serving for the calories, with less sugar and more fiber.