This hearty cereal is as quick and simple as it gets. Quick oats have the same nutritional value as regular oats but they’ve been par-boiled so they cook faster.
8 cups quick oats
1 ½ cups powdered milk (Ko-sure brand is available)
½ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup dried apple pieces
½ cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt (optional but adds flavor)
1 teaspoon ginger
Combine all the ingredients in a large container and store in a cool, dry location.
For one serving, pour ½ cup of the mixture in a bowl. Add enough water to cover the cereal, about ½ to ¾ cup. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the oatmeal has absorbed most of the water. Serve with more milk if you prefer.