Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Oatmeal is a great snack and breakfast food. Cut back on your grocery bill by making your own instant packets. For each packet you will need: A plastic sandwich bag and 1/2 cup quick oats (or more)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For each packet you will need

  • 1 plastic sandwich bag
  • 12 cup quick oats (or more)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or more)
  • 14-12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried apples

  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or more, or sugar substitute)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or more)
  • 14-12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon raisins


  1. Put oatmeal into bag.
  2. Add a dash of salt if desired.
  3. To Use:.
  4. Empty packet into a microwave safe bowl.
  5. Stir in 1 cup water or milk.
  6. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes; stir before serving.


Most Helpful

Use your food chopper and powder HALF of the oatmeal before putting in the baggie. Also ADD 1-2 tablespoons DRY powdered milk. These two changes will give you a much creamier oatmeal. ADD-ins we like: snipped, dried apricots or prunes/plums; dried blueberries or cherries; candied, diced pineapple. Fresh fruit (raspberries, cherries) or applesauce. Yum!

Debber January 29, 2007

This is a great money saver, I have made this recipe several times and can make several varieties quickly. The kids really like the brown sugar and raisin, (I add some cinnamon in it as well) so we made up an entire container of the mix and added a cheap 1/2 cup measuring cup in the container. All we do in the morning is shake the container to conteract settling, scoop out the amount in our bowl. Even cheaper since we do not have to buy the baggies. thanks for the recipe.

Southernmamato3 October 28, 2009

I have been researching recipes to send to college with my son and he will love these!

Terriyaki 2 September 06, 2010

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