My quest for an easy and delicious breakfast continues. I really like oatmeal but require many toppings and really don't like rummaging about my kitchen cupboards for said toppings. Yesterday, I was still buzzing mid afternoon from my mid morning coffee and itching for something to do in the kitchen. It was too early to make dinner so I decided to work on breakfast.
I like this oatmeal because I can take it to work or the studio in the morning, fill it with hot, boiling water, put the lid on and within a few minutes have breakfast. And oatmeal fills me up for hours, which makes for a less hangry me later on in the day.
1/3 cup quick oats
1/4 teaspoon chia seeds (or flax, hemp hearts...)
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
2 teaspoons dried cranberries
2/3 cups boiling water
Place oats, seeds, sugar, nuts, cranberries, cinnamon and salt in jar. Add boiling water, let sit for 2 minutes. Or add room temperature water and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.