Prepare to give your co-workers major breakfast envy.
If a box of Lucky Charms is a staple item in your pantry, listen up: You can now buy your favorite cereal in oatmeal form. General Mills’ new instant oatmeal flavors include Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch—and we’re betting they’re magically delicious.
Each serving of oatmeal comes with a pouch of toppings, so instead of mixing in blueberries or brown sugar, you’ll top your instant oats with marshmallows or cinnamon crunch topping, respectively. Here’s the catch: Both flavors are limited edition products, and are only available in Canada for about eight weeks. Each box, which includes six pouches of oatmeal, retails for $3.49. There are no plans to introduce the product in the U.S., a General Mills spokesperson told RealSimple.com.
Luckily, you don’t have to cross borders to enjoy a handful of hearts, stars, and horseshoes. Medley Hills Farm sells a one-pound bag of just the dehydrated marshmallows. And hey, if you have the marshmallows, you can definitely re-create these enviable instant oat packets. For a week's worth of portable breakfast, measure out 1/2-cup servings of rolled oats into five small microwave-safe containers. When you're ready to enjoy, add enough water or milk to just cover the oats, microwave on high for 2-2 1/2 minutes (stirring at the halfway point), and top with the dehydrated marshmallows. You can re-create the Cinnamon Toast Crunch variety by crushing up a handful of the cereal, mixing it with melted butter and brown sugar, and sprinkling the crumble over your oats.
More interested in something you can buy at the store? We bet you'll enjoy Girl Scout Cookie cereal, which is now available in grocery stores nationwide.