How to Make Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal

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I admit that mornings are a challenge for me. The first thing in the morning, all I want is coffee and my computer – in that order. I try very hard to have at least two cups of coffee before the kids come down in the morning. My husband knows better than to expect coherent thoughts from me before about 9am. The kids haven’t figured that one out yet. They come downstairs with questions like “Mom, where are my black pants?” and “Mom, can I have money for lunch?” and they expect me to actually answer them.

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How to Make Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal

Not only do the kids expect me to answer their questions first thing in the morning, they expect to be fed. There is no way I’m dealing with a complicated breakfast at 6:30am but I want something relatively healthy to give them before they head out.  Since my daughter is gluten intolerant, I try to come up with gluten free options when possible. One of the popular breakfast selections in our home is oatmeal – not just any oatmeal. They want instant oatmeal so that you add water via the Keurig and the flavored oatmeal is ready in seconds.

How to make gluten free instant oatmeal

Have you looked at the ingredients in your traditional instant oatmeal? No way am I buying that so I decided it was time to learn how to make gluten free instant oatmeal myself. This is enough for one serving. You can easily multiply this by however many days you want to be prepared for. You can also adjust for your child’s appetite. Mine is 16 and eats like a quarterback.

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Gluten Free Raisin Almond & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal

5 minPrep Time

1 minCook Time

6 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup gluten free oatmeal
  • 3/4 tbsp Domino Quick Dissolve Superfine Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds
  • Flax seeds or chia seeds to taste


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a glass Mason jar. If your children are younger, you may want to choose a plastic container if they will be making breakfast on their own.
  2. I make enough for one serving per jar. This prevents your child from making more than they will eat and wasting it. If you're making it for your child, feel free to use a larger jar for multiple servings.
  3. Add hot water from your Keurig or boil water on the stove to heat and add it that way.

How to make gluten free instant oatmeal

To keep this instant oatmeal easy to use first thing in the morning, I serve it right in the Mason jar that the mix was in. Just add water and stir and it’s ready to go. Definitely a #FlipTopFrenzyFree morning.

How to make gluten free instant oatmeal

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