Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

I love making my own oatmeal mixture because I know exactly what's in it (many store-bought packets have additives), it's cheaper (every penny counts!), and I think it just tastes better. I keep a large Tupperware of this mixture in my desk at work, along with a 1/4-cup measuring cup; I give the Tupperware a quick shake before measuring out my serving. Alternatively, you could prepackage servings in sandwich-sized Ziplocs. 1/4 cup is about the same amount as the store-bought packets, so that's the serving size the recipe is based on, but I often measure out 1/2 cup portions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a Tupperware. Store in a cool, dark place.
  2. When ready to serve, mix a rounded 1/4 cup of the mixture with 1/2 cup of water (or 1/2 cup mixture plus 1 cup water).
  3. Microwave for 1 1/2 minute (slightly longer for 1/2 cup).
Most Helpful

This is a great blend. It's not too sweet. So I added more brown sugar to my bowl. I used raisins. thanks Robyn's Cookin' Made for All you can cook buffet

Boomette March 26, 2012

As much oatmeal as I've made over the years, I've never thought of making my own pre-made mix! This is a really good combination to have on hand for busy mornings. The only thing I think it needs is some salt...I'd start with 1/4 teaspoon. My husband likes his sweeter, so he added some Splenda too. Craisins, raisins, bananas or apples make this superb! MERP'd for PAC Spring 2011.

DuChick March 12, 2011