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Overnight oatmeal in a thermos


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Overnight oatmeal in a thermos

rworange | Jan 8, 2010 09:31 AM

I am not a morning person ... REALLY not a morning person. I like oatneal for breakfast but sometimes even microwaving a bowl is more than I want to deal with ... so I eat junk instead ... a muffin, a donut, etc.

I found a tip on the web about making oatmeal the night before in a thermos ... it works !!!

Using Quaker rolled oats (not quick), I put 2/3 cups boiling water in a thermos and add 1/3 cup rolled oats. The next morning I open it and ... hot oatmeal.

Sometimes I add dried fruit such as raisins, prunes, apricots. Cinnamon , I forgot cinnamon.

This works best with a really good insulated stainless steel thermos.

The plastic versions give a cooler version in the morning ... still you can toss it into a microwave for 30 seconds to re-heat. It avoids the measuring cups, pulling out the oatmeal, chopping the fruit in the morning. Yes, I know that sounds and is incredibly lazy ... but I'm just not a kitchen person. I despise cooking. This helps start my day in a more healthy way with limited fuss.

And yes I know there is overnight crock pot or rice cooker oatmeal. Don't own those and it would be another thing to clean. All I clean now is the thermos. Did I mention I hate anything to do with the kitchen?

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