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    • MYO: Instant Oatmeal - Various Flavors

      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

      You'll Need:

      3 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
      Salt
      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.


      To Use:
      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.


      Variations:


      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

      Check out the Member Submitted flavors in the Comments below & feel free to share your own!

      © Can Stock Photo Inc. / robynmac
      Comments 27 Comments
      1. m.simmons's Avatar
        m.simmons -
        I cannot wait to try all of these variations. I have a big container of quick cooking oatmeal just waiting to be used.
      1. cookingchic21's Avatar
        cookingchic21 -
        I have tried a couple and they are good.. Quick and easy!
      1. Urallee's Avatar
        Urallee -
        I am having difficulty printing some of the recipes. Is it my printer (kodak) or is it this old lady on the computer?
      1. missybeck37's Avatar
        missybeck37 -
        Quote Originally Posted by cookingchic21 View Post
        I have tried a couple and they are good.. Quick and easy!
        My husband just bought some flavored oatmeal. I told him that I could make some for him in different flavors. I will have to see if he will try them.
      1. Teenieg's Avatar
        Teenieg -
        I am going to have to do this, my son would love the s'mores variation!
      1. zophoria's Avatar
        zophoria -
        I love instant oatmeal, so the idea of making my own is great. I really look forward to trying this.
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        I add a tablespoon or two of powdered milk to my baggies for added protein, I like it much better than just plain water.
      1. WendyLeal's Avatar
        WendyLeal -
        Crazy question but why do you have to make the oatmeal into a powdered consistency? I would like to offer my customers some recipes on making their own instant oatmeal so I was just curious. The instant packets that I get in the store are not powdery. TIA!
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        FreebieQueen -
        Quote Originally Posted by WendyLeal View Post
        Crazy question but why do you have to make the oatmeal into a powdered consistency? I would like to offer my customers some recipes on making their own instant oatmeal so I was just curious. The instant packets that I get in the store are not powdery. TIA!
        You're not making ALL of the oatmeal powdery, only 1 cup out of 3. It's to get the same consistency as the Store bought packages.
      1. WendyLeal's Avatar
        WendyLeal -
        lol, thanks for clarification. Must have missed that part ha ha
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        FreebieQueen -
        Quote Originally Posted by WendyLeal View Post
        lol, thanks for clarification. Must have missed that part ha ha

        You're welcome We tried it without powdering any of the oats and the texture just wasnt the same. I love oatmeal this time of year, particularly on freezing cold mornings.
      1. Jtrull01's Avatar
        Jtrull01 -
        cant wait to try this!!!
      1. Kimmy56's Avatar
        Kimmy56 -
        I have the oatmeal now I need to buy the dried fruit.
        What a great easy and healthy breakfast for those cold mornings!
      1. Consuela's Avatar
        Consuela -
        Funny, I made my own just this week and the oatmeal wasn't completely cooked. I'm looking forward to using the food processor as you suggested with my next batch. Thanks for the tips with the different flavors. I only used powdered milk, cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg. Thanks!
      1. nana123's Avatar
        nana123 -
        This so cool!!!!!! Can't wait to tell my grand babies about this great deal!!!!! Thanks.
      1. MarikaGaj's Avatar
        MarikaGaj -
        I just made about 6 each of 3 different flavors. One flavor was cinnamon and brown sugar, another was raisin and brown sugar (I added cinnamon too to spruce up the flavor) and the other isn't on the variety list of flavors. My oldest LOVES his reese peanut butter cups so I took the reese pb chips and some choc chips and chopped it in my magic bullet. Our boys (5 all together) are big eaters so each package I doubled so with the reese one I added 2 rounded Tablespoons of the chip mix, plus 1TB brown sugar. Now to see if they like them! If so, I have 3 more big bags of quick oats that is just sitting there begging to be used! lol
        Thanks for a great recipe! I've been going thru a bunch of the mixes and seasonings and trying them as I am trying to lean more towards making most of everything myself!
      1. MarikaGaj's Avatar
        MarikaGaj -
        Just an update on my last post. Out of the 5 boys, 3 (my 3) all loved them especially the reese pb flavored oatmeal. The other 2 (my boyfriends boys) didn't eat theirs the first morning (made with hot water I made with my coffee pot), this morning one of the 2 tried it with just warm tap water and said the texture was LOT better...don't know what the pickiest of them all thought yet. Funny thing is, after 2 mornings, all the reese pb ones are gone. Guess I'm making more and going to try other flavors to find their favorites!
      1. jlnemeth's Avatar
        jlnemeth -
        Just a note to say I read the recipe wrong and used 1/4 cup powdered oats and 2 tblsp non-powdered oats.

        Also, for one of my variations, I used 1 tblsp raisin and 1 tblsp chopped/almost ground walnuts. The walnuts gave back some texture I lost when switching the powdered and non-powdered oats.
      1. blphilli's Avatar
        blphilli -
        A variation I created to this in a pinch, we have added a packet of hot cocoa mix to the packet. - Chocolate Oatmeal.
      1. Pilotrep's Avatar
        Pilotrep -
        This is a great idea....my grand children love all different kinds of oatmeal...now I can mix it up easily without buying boxes and boxes of the branded and have it sit in my pantry until the next visit....thanks..


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