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Large jars of homemade bulk instant oatmeal.

Homemade Instant Oatmeal - Not from a Packet

Meryl Downing
Homemade Instant Oatmeal doesn't have to come from a packet! It's easy to make your own bulk instant oatmeal to have ready on hand for busy mornings! This is a healthy vegan, high protein oatmeal, with no preservatives or added sugar like the packets. It's super kid-friendly and easy to flavor any way you like!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18


  • 8 cups oats
  • 1 cup nuts any combination of almonds, walnuts, pecans etc.
  • ¼ cup seeds sunflower, flax, or chia
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Bake oats at 325° for 25 minutes on 2 large sheet pans, let cool slightly.
  • Pulse nuts, seeds and cinnamon in a food processor until ground. Add a few scoops of the cooked oats, (about 3 cups) and pulse 10 or 15 times until the oats are partially ground.
  • Mix food processed nuts and oats back in with the oats on the sheet pan, use a spatula or your hands.
  • Cool and store in jars.
  • To use, add ½ cup oats to a bowl with ½ cup milk or water and microwave 1-2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds (adjust amounts if you like your oatmeal runny or thick). Top with brown sugar or honey, a scoop of yogurt, applesauce, Granola, berries, peaches, dried fruit, or your favorite toppings.


Storage  - Store your bulk instant oatmeal in jars at room temperature for up to 3 months.
Keyword protein baked oatmeal, vegan instant oatmeal