- November 9, 2007 at 3:44 pm #254127
Make Your Own InstantOatmeal At Home-Lots of Flavors
* 3 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
* 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 zip baggie: 1/4
cup un-powdered oats, 2 Tbsp. powdered oats, and 1/8 tsp. salt.
in an airtight container.
To serve: 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.
Sweetened Oatmeal- To each packet add 1 Tbsp. sugar or 1 packet
‘Equal’ artificial sweetener.
Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Oatmeal – To each packet add 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
& 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Oatmeal w/Raisins & Brown Sugar – To each packet add 1 Tbsp. packed
brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. raisins.
Health Nut Oatmeal – To each packet add 2 Tbsp. any kind of wheat germ
Fruit & Cream Oatmeal – To each packet add 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee
creamer and 2 Tbsp. dried fruit
Fun Fruit Oatmeal – To each packet, add 6 or 7 pieces of ‘fruit snack’
type dehydrated fruit.
Confetti Oatmeal – To each packet, add 1 tsp. decorative cake/cookie
S’More Oatmeal – add 6 miniature marshmallows and 1 Tbsp. Milk
Chocolate Chips to each packet.
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.
Bart-man Oatmeal – add 2 Tbsp. ‘Butterfinger B.B’s’ candies to each
- December 8, 2008 at 7:33 pm #405657
I made this today (brown sugar & cinnamon) and it is amazing! thanks so much!
- December 9, 2008 at 10:08 am #405733
OM…I have been looking for these! Thank you !!!! 🙂
- December 9, 2008 at 10:25 am #405735
I don’t know how I missed this one. These would do nicely in a gift basket. Grew up on Oatmeal, and still like it.
but don’t take the time to eat much of it. Thanks….
- December 9, 2008 at 11:53 am #405742
I can not keep enough of these on hand. Seems like as soon as I make some up everyone in the house has ate them up! These are great!
- December 9, 2008 at 12:45 pm #405757
What a great ‘keeper’. Big thanks!
- December 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm #405816
my kids say they don’t like “real “oatmeal, only the packets. This should be great for them.
- December 9, 2008 at 9:22 pm #405817
That should save me lots of money! My whole family eats the packets for breakfast.
- December 10, 2008 at 9:49 am #405759
Tried the confetti one this morning…YUM! Thanks 🙂
- December 11, 2008 at 10:27 pm #405976
Hmmmmm flavored oatmeal gift basket. Interesting idea thanks Joann
- December 12, 2008 at 3:19 pm #406121
Thank you, Thank you! Sounds yummy!
- December 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm #406122
breakfast is a on-your-own meal at my house. These will be great to have on hand and should give my dh another option. Great ideas ladies.
Keep em comin!!!!
- December 12, 2008 at 5:34 pm #406136
i was thinking the same thing – about making it a gift basket – my bf eats oatmeal all the time and some of these sound like fun and you cant buy some of those.
im wondering what kind of container i could put them in so they look nice, besides ziplocs… maybe saran wrap with a bow?
- December 13, 2008 at 6:08 am #406193Quote:im wondering what kind of container i could put them in so they look nice, besides ziplocs… maybe saran wrap with a bow?
party favor bags work really good for this and they are decorative, just make sure you twist them tight so nothing spills out of the bag.
- March 22, 2009 at 3:25 pm #418061
Thank you for this recipe. I made the maple and brown sugar variation. I get about 7 servings for this, which works good for a week.
My wife and I take these to work as an afternoon snack and I add 1/4 c walnuts as well for some protein.
I can’t wait for snack time tomorrow!
- March 24, 2009 at 12:39 am #418223
this is a fabulous idea, especially for camping and such. I am so going to make these. I have a dehydrator so I am always drying fruit. Why have I not thought of this before? Thanks a bunch!
- June 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm #422479
I finally made these this morning. My 3 kids went throught almost a box of quacker instant oatmeal on saturday alone. 2 pkgs each for breakfast & one later in the day for a snack. I had just bought that box too!
This recipe turns out so good I’ll vever buy the box stuff again! I’m on a new mission so see what else I can make myself.
I love Budget 101 !!!!!!
Nicole in Ca
- January 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm #427404
Thanks for posting this I am trying to save money on instant oatmeal now I can.I am going to try some of these out.
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