3 Minute Oatmeal

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We’ve already showed you soaked oats, where a mixture of milk and yogurt transform dry flakes into a plump, cold breakfast. Then we began to wonder what would happen if hot water was added to dry oats…and then chilled in the fridge?

What we admire about Mr. Quaker is his ability to given us instant oats. What he isn’t giving us is the fibre, as his packaged beauties are overly processed so that they will cook quickly.

Makes 1 serving

But we want the fibre that comes from less processed oats.

Well, here’s the result: 3 minute oatmeal (kind of). Again, this is an overnight process, but one that will leave you full if chosen as a breakfast. Come morning, all you need to do is stir in your toppings. So maybe it’s more like 5 minute oatmeal…or 6 minute oatmeal. Whatever you want to call it, it obviously grabbed your attention.


  • 1/4 cup dry oats, large flakes
  • Just shy of 1/2 cup boiling water (~1/4 cup + 2-3 tbsp.)
  • *Any toppings you prefer. My chosen ones are: a chopped pear, half a serving of chocolate chia pudding, 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter, and a dash of cinnamon.

How to (the night before):

  1. Choose a container than can stand the heat. I like using an old glass almond butter jar. Measure out the oats and place in jar. Boil ~1 cup water in a kettle; add to oats and stir. Place the lid on top to cover, but do not screw on, as to allow for the steam to escape.
  2. Go to bed.

How to (in the morning):

  1. Stir in your toppings.

Make it a meal:

  • The combination of oats (grains), pear (fruit), chia seeds and peanut butter (healthy fats and protein) make this a perfect breakfast.

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