Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Mix for Breakfast(Copycat, Substitute)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

We like those packets of maple brown sugar oatmeal but don't like paying the high price for them. I found this in an issue of Quick Cooking and tried it and we were thrilled with the taste. Save some money with this recipe if you like this type of oatmeal in the morning. I'm listing this recipe as 9 servings for the mix itself. The oatmeal amount listed is for one serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients and mix well; store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months; this will make about 9 servings of oatmeal.
  2. To prepare: Combine oats and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal mix; add enough boiling water until oatmeal is desired consistency.
  3. sprinkle with additional brown sugar if desired.
Most Helpful

This is so good. I used caramel flavored creamer and omitted the spices and it was fantastic.

Denise G. September 19, 2013

This has much more flavor than the other dry oatmeal mix recipe here on Zaar. Plus, it doesn't take up as much room, bcz you just use a T or 2 (we use 1/3 C oatmeal, plus flax meal and oat bran) and mix it in, rather than mixing it all and having a huge container somewhere. Anyways, we didnt' have the pumpkin pie spice, so I'll go get some for next time, and we don't use coffee creamer (it has trans fat in it) so we used powdered milk. It tastes pretty close to the Quaker Oats version! Thanks!

WI Cheesehead February 01, 2008

After experimenting with a few other so called recipes (package instructions and 1 or 2 other mix-in ideas I saw), this recipe was a hit in my house. My kids (6 and 3) loved it, and I thought it was very good also. I didn't have quick-cook oatmeal, so I cooked a batch of regular oatmeal, then stirred in about 1 Tbsp of spice mix to each 1/4 cup cooked oatmeal. I added a small splash of milk and it was perfect. Thanks!

BusyB April 23, 2007