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Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets are an easy breakfast to prep and have on hand for busy mornings! A basic recipe with loads of flavor varieties. Plus, these packets are simple enough for the kids to make breakfast on their own!
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: homemade instant oatmeal packets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 10 packets
Author: Heather

Equipment

  • zip top bags, reusable bags or small containers

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add ½ cup quick oats to each bag.
  • Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar to each bag.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of salt to each bag.
  • Add any other flavor combinations you like.
  • Seal bags, add a label with instructions if desired and store in dry cool place.

To Make the Oatmeal

  • Add contents of bag into a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of water or milk to the bowl. Stir it together.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Stir and let cool a few minutes.
  • Optional: Drizzle with a little milk or cream.
  • Alternative to added flavors: Top cooked oatmeal with frozen fruit.

Notes

  • Berries & Cream: Add 1 tablespoon of Freeze Dried Strawberries, Blueberries or other Berries and make oatmeal with milk.
  • Apple Cinnamon: Add 1 tablespoon of Freeze Dried Apples, chopped Dehydrated Apples or Unsweetened Applesauce and an extra ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Coconut: Add 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut Chips or Flakes and 1 heaping teaspoon of Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Banana: Add 1 tablespoon Powdered Peanut Butter and 1 tablespoon Dried Banana Slices
  • Cinnamon Raisin: Add 1 tablespoon of Raisins and an extra ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Spiced: Add a ½ teaspoon of Allspice
  • Cranberry Crunch: Add 1 tablespoon of Dried Cranberries & ½ tablespoon of Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: Add 1 tablespoon of Powdered Peanut Butter and 1 heaping teaspoon of Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Pumpkin Spice: Add ½ teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice and ½ tablespoon of Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Mango Coconut: Add 1 tablespoon of chopped Dried Mango and 2 tablespoons of Unsweetened Coconut Chips or Flakes
  • Banana Bread: Add 1 tablespoon Dried Banana Slices, ½ tablespoon of chopped Walnuts and an extra ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon

Nutrition

Serving: 1basic packet | Sodium: 392mg | Calcium: 39mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 3IU | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 164mg | Calories: 196kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Iron: 2mg
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