1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins or dried sweetened cranberries
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
Granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup (optional)
Combine cinnamon, salt and oats in a bowl. Stir well to mix. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Pack mixture into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Prepare as you would oatmeal, using twice as much water as oats. (Use 6 cups water in a large pot for the entire mix.) Sweeten to taste.
Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 230 calories / 6 grams total fat / 7.5 grams protein / 40 grams carbohydrates / 181 milligrams sodium / 2.5 grams dietary fiber