Create your own delicious, fast, money saving Instant Oatmeal mix packets in just a few minutes time with these delicious variations including apple cinnamon, peaches and cream, fun exploding oatmeal, and more
3 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
8 Small sized Zip Baggies
Put 1/2 cup oats in a blender and blend on high until powdery. Set aside in a small bowl, and repeat procedure with an additional 1/2 cup oats.
If you're using a food processor, you can do the 1 cup of oats in one batch.
Put the following ingredients into each ziploc baggie:
1/4 cup un-powdered oats
2 Tbsp. powdered oats
1/8 tsp. salt
If you'd like variations- see below.
Empty packet into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes. For thicker oatmeal, use less water - for thinner oatmeal, use more water.
Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal- To each packet add 1 Tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 Tbsp. chopped dried apples.
Bart-man Oatmeal - add 2 Tbsp. 'Butterfinger B.B's' candies to each packet.
Blueberries & Cream Oatmeal - To each packet add 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee creamer and 2 Tbsp. dried blueberries
Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Oatmeal- To each packet add 1 Tbsp. brown sugar & 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Confetti Oatmeal - To each packet, add 1 tsp. decorative cake/cookie sprinkles.
Cookies n Cream Oatmeal - add 1 crushed Oreo cookie and 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee creamer to each packet.
Exploding Oatmeal - add 1 tsp. sugar, and 1/2 tsp. 'Pop Rocks' candy to each packet. This one is fun for celebration days, such as birthdays.
Fun Fruit Oatmeal - To each packet, add 6 or 7 pieces of 'fruit snack' type dehydrated fruit.
Health Nut Oatmeal - To each packet add 2 Tbsp. any kind of wheat germ
Oatmeal w/Raisins & Brown Sugar- To each packet add 1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. raisins.
Peaches & Cream Oatmeal - To each packet add 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee creamer and 2 Tbsp. dried chopped peaches
Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal - To each packet add 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee creamer and 2 Tbsp. dried chopped strawberries
S'More Oatmeal - add 6 miniature marshmallows and 1 Tbsp. Milk Chocolate Chips to each packet.
Southern Charm Oatmeal- to each packet add 1 Tbs Chopped Pecans, 1 T. Brown Sugar, 1 tsp non-dairy coffee creamer, 1/8 tsp cinnamon
Sweetened Oatmeal- To each packet add 1 Tbsp. sugar
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