DIY Instant Fruit and Nut Oatmeal
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DIY Instant Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is vegan, gluten free, and an absolute pleasure to wake up to! Get your morning off to a great start with this quick and easy breakfast bowl.
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup whole raw hazelnuts
- ½ cup raw pecan halves
- ½ cup dry milk powder (or soy milk powder for vegan)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 heaping cup chopped assorted dried fruit
- ¼ cup Sun flower seeds (the green inner kernels of the pumpkin seed)
- ¼ cup freshly ground flax seed (optional)
- Set oven to 350F
- Spread the oats and the nuts on an un-greased baking sheet. Toast for about 10-15 minutes.
- Let the oats and nuts cool, then pulse a few times in a food processor to lightly chop.
- Mix with the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To serve, scoop out about 3/4 cup of the mixture, and add enough boiling water (or scalded milk) to just cover the oatmeal. Stir and let sit, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add a splash of milk, half and half, almond or coconut milk for an extra treat.