By Charlotte J on September 18, 2006
Photo by Debbwl
Photo by Debbwl
"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)"
Serving Size: 1 (89 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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."
"I have been researching recipes to send to college with my son and he will love these!"
"This is so easy to do. I stop buying instant packets of oatmeal because of the price. I tried with brown sugar and raisin. It was so yummy. For my son 1/2 cup of oats is too much. So I'll do packets with 1/4 cup of oats. I can't wait to try with dried apple. Thanks Charlotte :) Made for Healthy Tag"
"I am trying to eat better for breakfast but I don't like eating breakfast before I go to work. I made a bunch of these packets to keep at my desk. They were easy to make and you can use whatever ingredients you like. They are really a money saver. I made sweetened and cinnamon spice but want to try the apple and cinnamon too. What a great way to eat good and save money!"
"Boy so handy and what a money saver. Made using Splenda, but love all the things that can be add to keep this from being boring. Made the bag up last night and through in my purse for this morning. Once at work poured into coffee mug of water, zapped and presto, bango we had breakfast. And what a money saver. Thanks so much for the post."
"What an awesome idea! Hubby buys the boxes of the instant flavored oatmeal packets all the time to take to work with him. That stuff isn't cheap for what you get!!! WOW..what a money saver this will be. Thanks!"
"Made for Sept/08 Breakfast Photo Album. I love this! Its economical,healthy and so simple! Incredible variations too! Just make sure your bowl is big enough to handle it as it cooks...I had a lil mess...LOL"
"Made for Healthy Choices 2008 ABC. These are great! I usually shy away from the oatmeal packets because of food allergies that I have. I usually eat my breakfast at work and have longed to have oatmeal that I can cook on the spot (making it at home and warming it us just isn't the same) and now I can. Thanks for posting this Charlotte!"
"Made these up for my husand to take to work for his breakfast since he doesn't want to eat before he goes to work. I use old fashioned oatmeal since that is what he likes. He really likes the convience. I sometimes put dried cranberries or dried blueberries in for a different taste. Thanks CharlotteJ. Bullwinkle."
"My kids love it! I have only made the sweetened oatmeal (I used brown sugar) and the brown sugar with raisins.Looking forward to trying the other kinds! TFS"
"I love the convience of having these packets ready made in the cupboard. It tastes good and is much better for you then the stuff you buy at the grocery store."