5 Mason Jar Oatmeal Recipes You Can Make Once A Week

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Today I am sharing 5 mason jar oatmeal recipes. I did a post a few years ago showing how to use these jars for breakfast.  Here’s the deal, I listed the ingredients of recipe #1 in the main part of the printable recipe. My husband and I decided we are starting to write down what we eat every day. Just so you know…I have tried every diet. I hate the word…diet. I have a birthday coming up next year and I want to be healthier and more fit by then. So today I listed the calories according to a calorie book I have in the recipe below. I know what is in these breakfast jars.

So today I listed the calories according to a calorie book I have in the recipe below. I know what is in these breakfast jars.

Save Time-Make Several Oatmeal Recipes

I know a lot of people who work out of the home will find these are a great way to make your breakfasts ahead of time, like on a Saturday, for the following week. All you do is fill the pint size mason jars with the dry ingredients you want to eat each day. Store the jars in your pantry until you are ready to eat them. When you are ready to enjoy them pour the required boiling water over the dry jar mix and replace the lid. Tighten the lid slightly and set on the counter to “cook”. These recipes do not boil over in the pan or microwave because you add the boiling water to the jar ever so carefully. Put the lid on, tighten slightly and go do a batch of laundry or get ready for work. Easy peasy.

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Cooked Oatmeal Recipes Are Easy To Make

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Here is the finished “cooked” breakfast. This one is recipe #1. You can even take the jar in your car and eat it when you get to work. It thickens and is yummy as is. I do not add milk to mine as some people do. I am sure you can think of many more freeze-dried fruits to add to the ingredients in your jars. I don’t add honey because it needs to be dry ingredients. They are low calorie as well as a very healthy and hearty breakfast. Of course, they are inexpensive as well.

I love Ball jars, but Kerr jars are great as well. The white lids are from Ball. You can use the lids that come with the jars, but these white ones are reusable and I use them for everything. They come in regular and wide mouth.

5 Mason Jar Oatmeal Recipes

5 Mason Jar Oatmeal Recipes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal-dry regular rolled oats 109 calories
  • 1/4 cup raisins 55 calories
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 45 calories - you could use any kind of dry sweetener or no sweetener at all
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 calories
  • 1-1/4 cups boiling water
  • Please note if you use Steel Cut Oats you will need 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Everything else is the same in the recipe.
  • Recipe #1 is the recipe shown above
  • Recipe #2 is the recipe above plus cranberries and sliced almonds
  • Recipe #3 is the recipe above but add shredded coconut and chopped pecans
  • Recipe #4 is the recipe above but add freeze-dried bananas one layer
  • Recipe #5 is the recipe above but add freeze-dried apples one layer
  • Recipe #6 is the recipe above but add dehydrated peanut butter and some freeze-dried bananas
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients except the boiling water in a pint mason jar. When ready to eat carefully pour the boiling water into the mason jar with this recipe or the ones below. Place the lid on and screw lightly. Set timer for 15 minutes, then wait and remove the lid and it is ready to eat.

16 thoughts on “5 Mason Jar Oatmeal Recipes You Can Make Once A Week

  • July 24, 2014 at 8:06 am
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    How fun! I will make up some of these for my adult daughter. Then she will want to do it for herself and share with friends and so on.

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    • July 24, 2014 at 10:49 am
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      Hi Donna, I love the fact they are made up and ready to eat! Hugs! Linda

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  • July 24, 2014 at 10:15 am
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    I have oatmeal every morning, but I like mine with pumpkin and walnuts. Pumpkin is not a dry ingredient so I cook up a batch for 4 servings and microwave them for 2 min and then add flax seeds and walnuts. But you’ve given me a good idea. After cooking my batch of 4, instead of storing them in one container I could store them in mason jars. Microwave the jar, add my flax and walnuts and head out. Thanks

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    • July 24, 2014 at 10:50 am
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      Hi Barbara, Oh my gosh, that sounds yummy! I have never thought to add pumpkin! I am going to add those to my oatmeal recipe list! Thank you! Linda

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    • July 24, 2014 at 11:29 am
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      Barbara, if you have a dehydrator you could always dehydrate pumpkins and then put it into a blender to make pumpkin “flour”. You can then add it to your dry ingredients. Just a thought.

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      • July 25, 2014 at 11:37 am
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        Hi Cheri, what a great idea about the pumpkin flour! Hmmmm I think I am going to try that! Thanks! Linda

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  • July 24, 2014 at 8:31 pm
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    I just saw some powdered peanut butter in my pantry, that might be good with some dehydrated banana slices.

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    • July 25, 2014 at 11:39 am
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      Barbara, oh my gosh I am going to add that to the post! I have dry peanut butter and of course freeze dried bananas! Love it! Linda

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  • July 24, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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    Linda, thank you so much! These ideas are wonderful, can’t wait to try them! I bought extra jars last time we were shopping. Barbara’s ideas for pumpkin and walnuts sound awesome! I enjoy your blog so much!

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    • July 25, 2014 at 11:39 am
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      Hi LaRene, I LOVE getting ideas from other people! This is why I love to write so we can all share ideas with each other! Thanks so much! Linda

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm
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    Message* I love oatmeal! I like milk in mine. How much powdered milk do you think I should add?

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    • July 26, 2014 at 7:13 am
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      Brenda, good idea. I would look at the #10 can or box you have because it would have the ratios of milk to water. I am so lazy when it comes to that kind of stuff I would probably just “test drive”. By that I mean put one teaspoon or one tablespoon and see how it tastes. Great idea! Linda

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  • July 27, 2014 at 8:09 am
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    These sound so yummy! I’m going to make some today!

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  • January 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm
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    This is a great idea! One thing that I like to add is the equivalent of 1 cup of milk (1/3 cup dry milk or less if you use the kind you get at the cannery) to the dry mix. It boosts the protein and adds other needed nutrients to the cereal.

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    • January 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm
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      Hi JoEllen, oh I have got to add this to my post. My husband likes milk on his oatmeal! Thanks so much, great tip! Linda

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