Quick and Easy Oatmeal in a Jar To Go

Now that we are settled into our new home, our family has been able to fall into a nice routine.  In the morning while the hubs gets ready for work, I make the little guy some breakfast and pack the big guy a lunch and a breakfast to take to work.

Lunches are easy, actually, and mostly consist of leftovers from dinner the night before.  But breakfast is a little more challenging.  I started with breakfast burritos, and he quickly became tired of those.  Then moved onto bagels with an assortment of condiments, tho most of the time it was cream cheese and jelly.  Just recently I discovered a great idea for quick and easy Oatmeal in a Jar!

This is not really a recipe, per say, but more of a guide.  So here is what you do:’

First, gather your ingredients; oats (any kind really), fruit, sweetener, nuts, whatever you like in your oatmeal.  We like dried cranberries and brown sugar, John likes to add apples.


For a single serving fill a pint jar to the 100ml line.  You can use any size jar really, you just need to put equal parts oats to water.

Boil your water, we use the tea kettle, and fill the jar with the oats up with water to the 200ml line, quickly add the toppings and screw on the lid tightly.  Turn it up and down a few times to mix.  Let sit for about 15 min until it is the desired consistency you like.


Enjoy immediately with your favorite beverage, or throw it in your bag for a meal on the go.


It really is yummy!  The proof is in the bottom of the jar!


How do you like your oatmeal? Besides oats, do you like any other hot cereal for breakfast?


From Scratch: Cinnamon Sugar Breadsticks


YES! They were as yummy as they look! Oh my goodness! Our journey of eliminating processed foods has led us to canning, preserving and from scratch foods, but homemade dough has always been an enemy of mine.  Even after attending the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and majoring in baking, bread will own me every time.  I don’t know what it is, we just do not get along. However, I know its a skill I must master to achieve our self sufficient lifestyle goals.

To practice, I researched and researched and after taste testing a batch at a playgroup decided I would dive into the yeasty world with these ooey gooey cinnamon breadsticks. Here is the recipe I used, all of mine from school yield hundreds of loaves and require machinery I just don’t have. So yes, I found a recipe on the internet 🙂

SUCCESS! It was easy, not fast at all because of the 3+ hours of proofing required, but oh so worth it! Give it a try and let me know how much you love um!