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DIY Cinnamon Spice Instant Oatmeal

Sure, you could just buy flavored instant oatmeal at the supermarket. But DIY-ing is just as easy and makes for twice-as-tasty results packed with tons of crunchy, salty and sweet goodies, including nuts and seeds galore, raisins, warm spices and a bit of maple sugar. If you can't find maple sugar, it's okay to swap in equal parts light brown sugar.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 15 servings
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4 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup roasted salted pepitas 

1 cup raisins  

1 cup raw walnuts, chopped 

1/2 cup unsalted roasted sunflower seeds 

1/2 cup maple sugar  

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon  

1 tablespoon sea salt 

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom  

Fresh berries, for serving 


  1. Combine the oats, pepitas, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds, maple sugar, cinnamon, salt and cardamom in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 3 months.
  2. To serve, stir to make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed (some tend to fall to the bottom). Combine 1/2 cup instant oatmeal mix with 1 cup water or milk in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until the mixture is bubbling and much of the liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Stir, then top with fresh berries.