instant oats

4 Single Serve Instant Oatmeal Recipes

These 4 instant oatmeal recipes take delicious flavor combos typically found in Quaker oatmeal packets, but are made with short lists of whole ingredients you can feel good about putting in your body.

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 1.5 minutesTotal: 22 minute
Fat 7 Carbs 34 Protein 7
Yield 1 serving 1x


Maple and Brown Sugar*

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons maple sugar (or coconut sugar/brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup milk or water

Apples and Cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apple
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar (or maple sugar/brown sugar)
  • 2/3 cup milk or water

Blueberry Muffin

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoon crushed freeze-dried blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped slivered almonds
  • 3 teaspoons coconut sugar (or maple sugar/brown sugar)
  • 2/3 cup milk or water

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon peanut flour
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup milk or water


  1. First, decide which flavor your are going to make. Then, mix together the dry ingredients in a microwave-safe single serving container such as a jar or zip-top silicone bags (like we used). If you’d like to prep multiple servings, now is the time to do that!
  2. Then, add 2/3 cup of liquid (water, or any kind of milk will work) to each serving, stirring dry and wet ingredients together.
  3. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Alternatively, you can stir in boiling water and skip the microwave.
  4. Remove from microwave and stir. Serve, and enjoy.

Tips & Notes

*Nutrition information below is for maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. For all other flavors’ nutrition information, see above in post.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 220 Sugar: 6 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 34 Fiber: 6 Protein: 7
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BreakfastMethod: MicrowaveCuisine: American

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