Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets
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Serves: 24 servings
  • Instant Oatmeal Base
  • 9 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Flavor Mix-Ins
  • Fruit & Nut Oatmeal
  • 4 cups instant oatmeal base
  • ½ cup dried fruit
  • ½ cup unsalted nuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal
  • 4 cups instant oatmeal base
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • 4 cups instant oatmeal base
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar*
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • *You can find maple sugar in whole food or health food stores. If you can't find it, just leave it out and add a little pure maple syrup along with the water.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Measure 9 cups of old fashioned oats onto a large cookie sheet and toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. While these oats are toasting, put the 3 cups of quick oats in a blender and pulse until roughly ground. Stir together both kinds of oats and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add any dry mix-ins you want and then either store in an airtight container or measure ½ cup servings into individual ziplock bags. I usually use these 12 cups of base to make 3 flavor varieties. I keep some in mason jars for me and the kids and send the ziplock baggies with my husband.
  4. When you are ready to eat, just add enough hot water to reach your desired consistency {usually around ¾ cup} and stir.
See below for Nutrition Information.
Recipe by Feel Great in 8 Blog at http://blog.feelgreatin8.com/homemade-instant-oatmeal-packets/