Thermos Oatmeal

Thermos Oatmeal

2 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Cooking time
2 minutes
Total time
7 minutes
1 cup quick or old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
3⁄4 cup water, milk, or alternative milk (plus a little extra)
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1⁄4 cup nuts, shredded coconut, and/or chocolate chips

Thermos instructions: In a thermos, mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat water or milk until almost boiling, then mix into oats along with vanilla and maple syrup, and stir. Wait a few minutes for oatmeal to thicken, stir once more, then top with remaining ingredients. Seal thermos until ready to eat.

Make and heat later instructions: In a heat-safe bowl, mix all ingredients except water/milk. Seal with lid, grab a spoon, and pack for later. When ready to eat, pour water/milk into oatmeal and heat in microwave for a minute or two until very hot. Wait a few minutes for oatmeal to thicken; stir and enjoy.


Per serving: 310 calories, 9 grams fat (5 grams saturated fat), 5 milligrams cholesterol, 21 milligrams sodium, 51 grams total carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 7 grams protein.