DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets

Busy morning before school or work? Want a fast but filling breakfast? (or snack any time) And, want to save money at the same time?? Then, these do-it-yourself oatmeal packets are for you! They’re super easy and delicious! And, you can customize them however you like.

Measure 6 cups of quick oats into a really big bowl.

Measure 6 cups of quick oats into a really big bowl.

Then, in batches if necessary, grind the remaining 4 cups of quick oats til they're pretty fine.

Then, in batches if necessary, grind the remaining 4 cups of quick oats til they’re pretty fine.

This is the oatmeal after I ground it. In the next batch I made, I ground it a little finer.

This is the oatmeal after I ground it. In the next batch I made, I ground it a little finer.

Mixing up all the ingredients with my whisk.

Mixing up all the ingredients with my whisk.

Next, label the snack bags and put the oatmeal mixture into them. 1/2 cup is a good amount for each bag.

Next, label the snack bags and put the oatmeal mixture into them. 1/2 cup is a good amount for each bag.

I ended up with 20 bags.

I ended up with 20 bags.

I store the packets in the oatmeal container. I've seen people online put them in a basket where they can see the flavor name and choose which one they want.

I store the packets in the oatmeal container. I’ve seen people online put them in a basket where they can see the flavor name and choose which one they want.

DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets

10 Cups Quick Oats

1 tsp Salt (or to taste)

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar (1 1/2, if you like it sweeter)

2 tsp Cinnamon

Snack-Size Zipper Seal Baggies

1. Measure 6 cups of the quick oats into a really big bowl.

2. Put the remaining 4 cups oats into a blender or food processor and grind them up til they’re pretty fine, almost powdery. Pour into the bowl with the un-ground oatmeal.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a whisk til well combined.

4. Write the oatmeal flavor on your snack bags. (You’ll need 20-22 bags.) Measure 1/2 cup of the oatmeal to each baggie and seal. 

To use oatmeal packets:

Pour contents of a packet into a bowl. Add 1/3-1/2 cup boiling water; stir. Oatmeal will thicken as it sits a minute. I like mine pretty thick so I use 1/3 cup water. You can adjust the water as you like it.

*For creamier oatmeal, you can add 1 cup powdered milk or powdered coffee creamer to all the other ingredients. Just keep in mind what I’ve read online…that powdered milk sometimes becomes moldy if the oatmeal isn’t eaten in a relatively short time.

*For fruit and cream oatmeal, you can add dried fruit (blueberries, raisins, etc) when you put in the powdered milk or creamer. Or, you can put the dried fruit into each bag as you fill them. If desired, you can omit the cinnamon for the fruit variety.

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

 

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