Instant Packages Save Time
Oatmeal is comfort food for me. I am still trying to make it just as "perfect" as my memory of the oatmeal my grandmother made for me. Since I was a child and my grandmother made me oatmeal, individual packets of instant oatmeal have been created. These individual packets may be flavored, low in sugar, and gluten free. This packaging helps people get the health benefits of oatmeal for breakfast without waiting. In our busy lifestyles, these packages have allowed us to control our portions and gain the benefits of oatmeal without the time to prepare and clean up.
Oatmeal's health benefits include:
- controls blood sugar
- contains soluble fiber
- helps control weight
- lowers cholesterol
- contains antioxidants
Oatmeal Packages can be made into PANCAKES
You do not need to turn the oatmeal packets into a cup or bowl of oatmeal, you can make them into pancakes. All you need to do is add ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1 egg, 1 flax egg, or 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup banana puree (or pumpkin or avocado)
I typically use 1 flax egg (1 TBSP Ground Flax Seeds + 3 TBSP water ... mixed and rested for 5-10 minutes)
Pancakes are simple to make
Combine the instant oatmeal with the egg or egg replacement
If you have an unflavored oatmeal packet, you can add a flavoring like vanilla, cinnamon, or maple prior to cooking it.
Cook in a pan with a small amount of oil (enough to prevent sticking)
Top with your favorite toppings