Stop purchasing those instant box oatmeal packets from the store. Quick and easy to make you very own instant packets, plus you know what is going into your instant packets.
First I will explain how to make the basic Oatmeal Packet Master Mix. Next I will give you different variations to make your own different fruit oatmeal packets.
Now that the kids are all grown I keep our basic oatmeal master mix in a large container and set out the different fruit for everyone to make their own.
If you have younger children or teenagers go ahead and place everything into a plastic sandwich bag (which you can re-use) so all they have to do is pour the bag into their bowl, add water and microwave.
Basic Oatmeal Packet Master Mix
10 cups quick oats or rolled oats.
1 teaspoon salt optional
1 cup brown sugar ( more if you want it sweeter)
1 cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
20 snack size zip bags
Place 6 cups oats in a large bowl.
Place 4 cups oats in a blender and blend until almost powdery. Pour into large bowl.
Add Brown sugar
Add powdered milk
If making individual packets pour 1/2 cup into each snack bag.
To cook: Pour packet into bowl. Add 3/4 cup water. Stir to combine. Microwave 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Let stand to thicken.
Adding fruit: Add 1/4 cup blueberries, apple, banana, or cranberries dehydrated or freeze-dried.
Adding fruit and spices:
Apple/Cinnamon = 1/4 cup dehydrated apples + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Raisin/Cinnamon = 1/4 cup raisins + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Banana Bread = 1/4 cup dehydrated banana + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Amish oatmeal = 2 Tablespoons raisin + 2 Tablespoons dehydrated apples + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Strawberry & Cream = 2 Tablespoons dehydrated strawberries + 1 Tablespoons powdered milk or use 1/4 cup of milk instead of water.
Oatmeal/Cinnamon/Maple = 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon + 2 Tablespoons maple syrup.
Oatmeal Pumpkin = 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
If adding nuts or chia seeds add them after cooking.