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.

How to make gluten free instant oatmeal - Raisin Almond Brown Sugar #FlipTopFrenzyFree

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

Domino Sugar has two new products in flip-top canisters!  The reclosable lid keeps sugar fresh and mess out of the kitchen.  The hourglass shaped containers of the Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar and the Pourable Light Brown sugar are easy to hold.  The sugar flows free with no hardening or clumping. It is ideal for using in gluten free instant oatmeal because it dissolves quicker than traditional sugar. No need to stir as long to ensure the sugar has dissolved.  The finer sugar crystals blend quicker which makes them ideal for coffee, iced tea, lemonade or smoothies. These products will be available at retailers starting March of 2014. On the East Coast, you will find Domino and on the West Coast, you will find C&H brand.


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  1. Keely Hostetter says
    found a fun Chocolate Fudge Balls receipe on their site
  2. I learned that they also have brown sugar!
  3. tara pittman says
    I can print a coupon. These would be great for our church coffee table
  4. tara pittman says
    I can print a coupon. These would be great for our church coffee table
  5. Oh I love the new canisters! Those would help prevent so many sticky sugar messes in the kitchen. 
  6. Tammilee Tillison says
    Yum, this sounds fantastic! I have never tried pourable sugar
  7. How easy and tasty! 
  8. Brittany C. @ Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says
    I'm considering switching to gluten free! I love oatmeal!
  9. Jennifer @TheRebelChick says
    I just got some of this flip top lid sugar and it's so easy to pour! I use it to add a dash of sugar to my smoothies!
  10. Definitely a cheaper way to go than buying those little packs!
  11. Jennifer Soltys says
    I haven't seen these pourable ones yet! How convenient and awesome!! Love your recipe, too.
  12. Kelsey Apley says
    Hmmm interesting! Looks like a nice quick breakfast idea for sure!
  13. Mistee Dawn says
    I always make a mess with sugar. Always. These pourable ones are fantastic.
  14. Amber Edwards says
    we are huge oatmeal fans. We eat it all the time; so this would be great to try. 
  15. Looks good! I love how convenient the Domino's pourable sugar is.
  16. I learned that Domino makes Sugar 'N Cinnamon Shakers-fun! :-)
  17. CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie says
    I love this recipe.. thanks for sharing, this will be on our Brunch list for this weekend.. can't wait to dish up a gluten free oatmeal for the kids.. soo excited 
  18. oh gosh, I LOVE this recipe ellen!! yummy!
  19. Tammy Woodall says
    I learned that Domino's made a new recloseable flip top canister. It easier to hold
  20. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
    Oh goodness, this sounds really good especially with the raisins in there! Yummmmmmmy!
  21. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    your recipe looks great, I buy this brand all the time. I love how they have these spouts vs. the boxes! 
  22. Great recipe and I love the flip top canisters!
  23. jenny at dapperhouse says
    I use flax all the time but just recently heard of chia seeds. I will have to try this recipe! 
  24. Nicole Brady says
    You make everything look so easy, Ellen! I bet this instant oatmeal tastes delicious!
  25. Pauline Cabrera says
    Oatmeal is part of my every day breakfast. I am not really that particular whether it is gluten free or not. However, this post will surely be useful for me in the future. Thanks for sharing! :)
  26. I learned that the company has a baking school!
  27. This is a great recipe! I would love to make some up a head of time and ready to go in the am so all I have to do is add the water. That would be a huge time saver for me.
  28. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
    This looks so yummy. I make this all the time. Fave around here. :)
  29. Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! says
    What innovative containers! I can't wait to try your oatmeal!
  30. This sounds so delicious!
  31. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
    Thanks for sharing these helpful gluten free recipes! Looks good!
  32. With finer sugar crystals than those in traditional granulated sugar, Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar is ideal for sweetening beverages, whether hot or cold — the sugar dissolves and sweetens rapidly.
  33. They have a very good recipe section that even allows you to create an account and build a recipe "book".
  34. Rachael Ebner says
    This is a great idea. But I will make it using stevia instead of sugar.
  35. Cori Westphal says
    I learned that sugar, properly store, has an indefinite shelf life! coriwestphal at msn dot com
  36. What's the difference between gluten free oatmeal and regular oatmeal?
  37. I learned that these are 12 ounce containers


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