Saturday, October 9, 2010

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Our household is super busy (like most) in the mornings.  These quick little packets are super inexpensive, really fast, and the kids love them.  They are a great way to get out of the house in a hurry, with a yummy breakfast.  They are a fraction of the cost of store bought.
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Makes 10 packets of instant Oatmeal

To make individual instant packets:
Blend 1 1/4 cups oats until powdery.

Into each of the 10 packets (we use ziplok sandwich bags), combine the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unpowdered oats
  • 2 TB powdered oats
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
Close the top and store in a dry place.

Microwave directions for cooking:
Empty packet into microwavable bowl.  Add 2/3 cup water or milk.  Microwave at HIGH about 1 1/2 minutes; stir.

Conventional directions for cooking:
Empty packet into pan.  Add 1/2 cup boiling water; cook and stir over heat until thickened.

Variations:  Also delicious with dried apple chunks and cinnamon; nuts and raisins; brown sugar..... Use your imagination!

1 comment:

  1. I totally love this idea! I will pass this on to my daughter , who has three school age children. It will certainly save her$$$$!