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Did you know you can make your own instant oatmeal?
Ingredients per person.
1/2 cup instant or "quick-cooking" oatmeal
1/2 cup water or milk
1/4 cup or less of sugar (to taste)
dried fruits of your choice- raisins, blueberries, cherries, apples, apricots, dates, etc.
Fresh fruit Optional - bananas, berries, etc.
Spices- cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice,
Squirt of honey, jam, or chopped fruit for garnish

1. Combine all, according to taste.
2. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes, until oatmeal is thickened.
3. Garnish as desired (with honey, syrup, chopped bananas, marshmallows, sprinkles, whatever!)
Possible combinations-apples and cinnamon, pumpkin pie (use canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie spice), peaches and cream, strawberries and cream, peanut butter and jelly, tropical (bananas, pineapple, mangoes, dates, coconut, whatever you have), lemon-blueberry, maple syrup and brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans.



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