5 from 1 vote
This Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas gift! This oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts is a great way to start off the morning, with greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top!
Mason Jar Gift Fruit and Nut Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (190g) old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup (60g) roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup (40g) ground flax
  • 1/2 cup (80g) dried fruit, cut into small pieces if necessary
  • 1 quart mason jar with lid and ring, (wide mouth makes it easier to fill)
Instructions
Mason Jar assembly
  1. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

  2. In the mason jar layer ingredients one at a time in this order, tapping jar gently on the counter after each addition (helps everything settle): oatmeal, brown sugar mixture, ground flax, and dried fruit.  Cover with lid.  

To make the oatmeal: (instructions to give along with mason jar)
  1. Before serving, empty contents from jar in a bowl and combine.  

  2. For 2 servings: In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk to a simmer.  Add 1 cup of oatmeal mixture and simmer for 5 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.  (Oatmeal will thicken as it cools).  

Recipe Notes
  1. Use any type of dried fruit and nuts.  
  2. This recipe can be made dairy free by replacing the milk with almond milk or something similar.  
  3. You can leave out the ground flax and replace it with extra oats, dried fruit, or nuts.
  4. This will keep for up to up to 1 month at room temperature.