2 cups shredded coconut
½ –1 cup hemp seeds (less if you choose to add dried fruit to your base mix)
½ cup chia seeds
½ cup whole or coarsely ground flaxseeds
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup chopped dried fruit
¼–½ teaspoon various spices. My favorite flavor combos are (1) cinnamon, cardamom, ginger; (2) cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, coriander; (3) cloves, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon; (4) rosemary, garlic, sage, cayenne
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir together thoroughly.
Include any optional ingredients you like.
Transfer to a wide-mouth quart jar to store in the refrigerator.
To prepare 1 serving of oatmeal, place 1/2 cup of dry mix in a bowl and add 1–1½ cups very hot water (just shy of boiling).
Stir well and allow to sit for 3–5 minutes.
Add fresh fruits, nuts, unsweetened chocolate, bacon crumbles, chicken or turkey sausage, coconut or almond milk, honey, coconut oil, or grass-fed butter to make it exciting.
Makes a total of 8 servings.
Takes about 10 minutes to prepare.