Friday, May 13, 2011

Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packets

by Melissa Jagears

I am a cereal eater and cereal costs way too much! So I ventured into making instant oatmeal packets for myself, they are super easy to make too! I bought some little tupperware containers to place them in,so they are ready for me to add milk to and pop in the microwave in the morning.

Instant Oatmeal Base

3 cups instant oats

Blend or food process 1 cup of oats until powdery. Take snack sized ziplocs or small containers (makes about 8 packets) and put in each 1/4 cup instant oats, 2 T powdered instant oats and one shake of salt from the salt shaker.

Put in add-ins for each packet for the flavor you desire.

Spice - 1 T brown sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, dash of nutmeg
(For a Maple and brown sugar, add a glug of Maple syrup to this one after it's been microwaved.)
Banana Nut - 1 T brown sugar, 1 T chopped nuts, 1 T chopped dehydrated bananas
Fruit and Cream - 1 T sugar, 1 T chopped dehydrated fruit, 1 T powdered cream
Apple Cinnamon - 1 T brown sugar, 2 T chopped dehydrated apples, 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pumpkin Spice - 1 T brown sugar, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Cinnamon Bun - 1T powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and either 2T creamer or microwave with some half and half in exchange for some of the milk.

To make to eat, put mix and 3/4 cup milk in bowl and stir. Heat for about 2 min. in microwave. (My hubby doesn't think these taste well with plain water, so at work he puts in 2 spoons of creamer.)


  1. Thanks a lot for this easy recipe ! I am a cereal eater too !But I never thought of adding flavors this way . This was just because I am used to just cook Oatmeal and add nuts and raisins to it

    The technique you suggested will surely speed up our morning Oatmeal routines !!

    I'll try it today! The good thing about this is , I can use even the hardest kind of Oats like steel cut ones and can cook them in no time when needed!

    Thanks !


  2. I'm so glad you found it useful, WorkingMaa, I have definitely been doing this for awhile and enjoy it.

    I had a really hard time registering, etc. to comment on your blog, I hope it got through.

  3. What an awesome idea, Melissa! Thanks for sharing.