Just-Add-Water Instant Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Try making your own instant oatmeal for breakfast at work or school. Just prep the night before, add boiling water, wait a few minutes and eat! We love the tanginess from the apple butter and the richness from just a little bit of butter.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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1/3 cup instant oatmeal

2 dried apple rings, chopped

1 tablespoon apple butter

1 tablespoon raisins

1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Kosher salt


Special equipment:
an 8-ounce lidded heat-safe container
  1. Put the oatmeal, apple rings, apple butter, raisins, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in an 8-ounce lidded heat-safe container. Secure the lid, and refrigerate up to overnight.
  2. When ready to eat, add 1/2 cup boiling water, stir gently and cover until the oats are tender and the apple rings have softened, about 3 minutes. Stir again, and eat warm.