Oatmeal Packets Master Mix

Oatmeal Packets Master Mix

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 salt
Add Brown sugar
Add powdered milk
add cinnamon
Mix well.

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.


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73 thoughts on “Oatmeal Packets Master Mix

  1. My husband takes an oatmeal packet to work almost every day. I will have to make these for him instead!

  2. I love the idea of doing something like this! I love oatmeal but I hate buying it at the store it doesn’t taste as good and it’s for all sorts of stuff I don’t want. And I have to try this because I’m kind of excited to see what I can come up with.

  3. Those instant oatmeal packets are the WORST! So full of sugar. This is a great idea. We’ve been making a lot of overnight oats lately, but maybe I can get my husband to mix up a batch of these for us instead!

  4. This is awesome. While we don’t buy those flavoured packets (we just buy big bags of rolled oats), it would be wonderful to be able to make our own. I know what my weekend project will be! 🙂

  5. This is a great idea! I gotta try this! My kids live on oatmeal. Every morning for breakfast. I did though one time make a crockpot of steel cut oats, poure mable syrup over it and added fresh fruit and the kids turned their nose up at it. Little stinkers!! They don’t know what is best for them, not yet at least! Love this idea!

  6. Great idea! I love making my own oatmeal and I love how you listed different variations to make at home!

  7. Preparing oatmeal packets are going to save us a lot of time in the mornings. My family is always rushing out to get to the places where we should and I these oatmeal packets would ensure we get our morning nourishment in record time.

  8. What a brilliant idea! I really need to do this for my family. It would save so much time in the mornings.

  9. What a great idea! I can’t tell you how many times I have bought the little packets just because of convenience. This saves so much money. 🙂

  10. My kids love oatmeal on cold mornings- which we may finally get this week in CT. we always have quick oats and I never thought to make packets. Fun project this weekend!

  11. I can’t believe how easy this is! I love your suggestion – especially because I bring oatmeal with me to work for breakfast every morning. No more buying those expensive packages when I can juts make my own 😀

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