Yep, you read that right – love in a jar! That quote came from my husband when I fixed these cute little Instant Oatmeal Jars to have ready for his breakfast. He LOVES a good bowl of hot oatmeal with fruit and a handful of nuts.
Our morning routines find my husband downstairs with coffee and Bible, and me upstairs. Because of this, he often starts our breakfast. This winter he had gotten really proficient at making up a couple of servings of oatmeal for us to have each morning! That is saying a lot for a guy who only feels confident enough to make about three things – Scrambled eggs, French toast and …okay, make that two! Though he’d learned the simple art of cooking the Quick oats, I thought I’d make it even a little easier without purchasing those
nasty packets of Instant Oatmeal.
Here was the result: Instant Oatmeal Jars
The blessing of having the jars already filled is that there’s no measuring or finding a pan or the additives. Just open a jar, add a cup of boiling water and let it set for 4-5 minutes. Voila! It’s done! You can be as creative with flavors and additions as your taste buds allow. I made up several jars and have them in the pantry ready for any morning we’re hungry for oatmeal!
Here’s how I made mine:
Instant Oatmeal Jars
1/2 C Quick cooking oats
1 Tbl Craisins
1Tbl Chopped nuts
Dash of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbl brown sugar
Keep in a tightly closed jar until ready to use!
When ready to use:
- Add 1 cup boiling water (you could use milk instead) to the jar.
- Replace lid and let set for 4-5 minutes.
- Add other fresh fruits as desired. Eat!
Here is the process in pictures:
This would make a great breakfast for a busy morning! You could take the jar out the door with you, if needed. Everything is contained and could be sealed back up when empty!
The first morning my husband had his “jar of oatmeal,” he sent me a text while I was getting ready upstairs. It read,
“Now that’s love in a jar right there!”
That made me smile!! I’m on the lookout for freeze-dried fruits to add to my next batches. I wonder what he’ll say about that?! I can’t wait to hear!
What would you add to a jar of oatmeal? Peanut butter? Coconut? I’d love to hear!
6 thoughts on “Breakfast That is “Love In a Jar””
What a great idea! I’m a fan of those nasty packets 🙂 but I’ll have to try this just to see if I like it. This is even more portable than the packets, though, because you already have the container to eat it. When I take oatmeal to work I have to remember to bring a microwaveable bowl, too!
Love this idea! I have oatmeal, the quick-cooking kind, almost every morning but have to use a pan, bowl, etc. and these would be great to take to work! What size jars work the best? I can’t tell in the pictures if these are standard “jelly jars” or larger.
Kathi, a jelly jar would be too small. Use the next size up. This is such a time -saver on busy days!
What a clever idea! Love this!
It’s a delicious time-saver!