Oatmeal on the Go!

With a deep breath and a big fat smile I welcome you to National I’m a Maniac and Posting On My Blog Everyday for and Entire Month, also known as NoBloPoMo.

Well…. here we are.  Now what do we do?  Can we just sit and stare at one another for an entire month?  No?  You mean you actually want me to cook things, take pictures and tell you all about them?  Ooooh.  I guess that makes sense.  What’s that?  You want my crazy good Apple Pie recipe?  Ok… we can do that.

What else?  I’m coming to you with an empty bowl and a clean spatula.  What would you like to see come from Joy the Baker in the next month?  Do you have a recipe you want to share?  Do you want me to make more pancakes?  Do you need some sort of tutorial?  Leave a comment announcing your deepest baking desires and we’ll see if I can make all your dreams come true.  It’s going to be just like Disneyland, with shorter lines and fewer mice.

And now…. oatmeal.


This oatmeal idea comes from Joy the Baker fanatic Elizabeth.  She claims to not have much baking prowess but I thought her oatmeal idea was pretty clever.  See, Elizabeth needs an instant oatmeal concoction that she can throw in a zip lock to take to the office and then microwave in a bowl once at work.  The packaged oatmeal is often packed with sugars and preservatives and barely there dried fruit.  We can do much better than that.

Oatmeal on the Go!

Print this Recipe!

Here’s what you do.  Take down that 18 ounce canister of quick cooking oats from your top shelf.  Take out three cups and throw together a batch of oatmeal cookies.  Into the remaining oats add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries,1/2 cup of chopped almonds and 2 tablespoons of flax seeds.  Throw the lid back on the canister, give it a good shake, and you’re good to go.

Now every morning before you rush out the door, you can quickly measure out a serving of dried oatmeal mixture, carry it off to work and serve it up nice and warm once you get to the office.   Mix 3/4 cup of quick cookies oats with 1 1/2 cup of water in a microwave safe bowl, microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir and enjoy.  Healthy breakfast in a flash!

Thanks Elizabeth!

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57 thoughts on “Oatmeal on the Go!

  1. THE BEST CUPCAKE EVER! I trust your judgement, any combination of cake, frosting and/or anything else…as long as it is, by your standards, the best ever. Oh, one more thing, what kind of camera do you use…your pictures are so amazing, when i open your blog at work and i havent had my lunch, sometimes its hard not to lick the screen…

  2. could you make crepes? I used to watch my host mom make them nearly once a week in France when I studied abroad in college- but I’m too chicken to do it myself even though I own a lovely crepe pan!

  3. Wow Joy thanks so much for this great recipe and for the shout out! I just told my boyfriend my name got on Joy the Baker and he was like “awww, this is like your favorite day ever, huh?” hahah YESSSS!!!

    I’ll whip this up tomorrow so i can have a whole week of hearty oat goodness for breakfast. Thanks again!

  4. Anything that involves an emulsion. Emulsions are the bane of my existence! How about some old-fashioned buttercream? Looking forward to a whole month of blogs. I’m addicted.

  5. This is what I make for myself almost every morning,with the same exact ingredients and proportions. I’m not quite so organized as to make a whole batch and portion it out every day. Sounds like a plan, why didn’t I think of that sooner??

    Great minds think alike?

  6. Joy I would love to perhaps learn a new Christmas type cookie-(one per week) so that I can build up a cookie stockpile well before Christmas. I have always been afraid of cut out cookies that you decorate. Mine were always too thick or too thin…they were sticky then too floury…then decorating them was frightening. Maybe a video on decorating. I really want to do this but Im afraid to tackle it alone!Thanks a bunch….

  7. Baking Disneyland, hmmm. Well Joy the Blogging Fairy (being that you sound like you’re handing out wishes and all), I would like a recommendation for a good griddle/frying pan if you feel like it. I’ve gone through 2 this year. We cook on ours quite hot for good sourdough pancakes and it kills the sad little no stick frying pans and griddles.

  8. This sounds great! My first thought was “pie crust” – I live in Germany without a dough blender / pastry cutter anywhere in sight and feel slightly intimidated by making a pie crust. (I do have two pie pans though. At least something!) I haven’t even started to think about the filling yet. Maybe this will be covered in your fabulous apple pie recipe though anyway :) I’m sure I’ll come up with some other requests … soon.

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