As much as we love oatmeal, we don't know why we didn't make this before now. This mixture is just the way we like it, and the texture is very much like our favorite brand (which happens to be a store brand). And it's so easyA mixture of rolled oats, quick oats, and ground quick oats give this homemade instant oatmeal more texture than some of the leading brands, and it's very adaptable. For maple and brown sugar, drizzle with a little maple syrup after cooking. Or add dried or fresh fruit or berries, or spice it with a little cinnamon. You may also make the oatmeal without the brown sugar. Just add sugar or brown sugar, if desired, when you cook the oatmeal.