Saturday, December 24, 2011

Instant Oatmeal Packets

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Ingredients:

1/3 cup quick oats
1 tsp milk powder
pinch of salt
2 tsp light brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon



Directions to make packets:

Combine all ingredients in a snack-size bag.
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To make for breakfast...

Add 2/3 cup boiling water to one packet. 
Stir and let sit for 1 minute.
Enjoy!

Note:  After it has set for 1 minute, add diced apples and raisins to make it a crunchy slice of heaven! 




* This recipe has been adapted from Jessica's weblog recipe collection at 
www.lifeasmom.com: Homemade Instant Oatmeal.

Blessings,

     Ellen

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48 comments:

  1. I love this idea!! I never buy the instant packets, we just make ours from scratch. So this idea would be perfect for us.

    Your blog is really nice, I like it! I see you are a new follower of The Big Green Bowl so I came to visit you. I'm following you now! I enjoy inspirational blogs very much. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I'm not personally an oatmeal fan, but this is a clever idea.

    Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays.

    Sue

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  3. I agree - so clever! Love those little tricks and tips that save you lots of time down the road. Thanks for linking up to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday!

    xoxo,
    Amy

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  4. Stopping by from delicious dishes...

    This is so smart! I broke down and bought the packets recently because it's easier some mornings. I'm going to have to try this!

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  5. I'm blog hopping from What's Cooking Wednesday. The brown maple sugar instant oatmeal is my favorite...but I love this idea of making my own! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Would love you to join us on creative Thursday (which is changing this week to creative mondays ?http://clairejustineoxox.blogspot.com/2011/12/creative-thursday_21.html

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  7. Going to use this wonderful idea! For Christmas I added come Christmas cookie sprinkles to oatmeal as a Christmas treat for grandbabies. They loved it!!!!

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  8. Love it. I like the convenience of the individual packets, but not the price. This way you can incorporate the flavors your family likes,too. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Good Morning Ellen,
    This is an awesome idea, for so many times that we need a grab N go and have it on the way or make it quick when we get there. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

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  10. What a great idea, we buy instant oatmeal all the time, this looks like a way to save money. I would love it if you shared your recipe here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-your-stuff-4.html

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  11. Yummy! Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish. Happy New Year.

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  12. Terrific idea! Love anything DIY! I'm pinning this to make sure I make it one day. Happy New Year!

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  13. What a great idea. My daughter and her friends will love this. Happy New Year!
    ~Linda @ Home Cooking

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  14. Fabulous idea! You're featured this weekend: http://www.alittlenosh.net/2012/01/weekend-spotlight-15.html

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  15. Genius idea! Love this! Glad to follow your blog!

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  16. Love doing this, too. I would love to have you come link up over at my blog this week:
    cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

    Happy New Year!

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  17. Love this! What a great time & money saver! I am working hard to get my 4 year old to like oatmeal. My 2.5 year old LOVES it. Maybe if she helped me make these packets, she would like eating it more!

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  18. Love this idea. I'm a huge oatmeal fan :)

    Thank you for linking up at Twisted Thursday!
    Happy New Year!

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  19. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. That is a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing. I am going to make some right now for my husband to take to work. May be the only way to get him to eat breakfast at work.
    Kristi Rivera

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  21. Do you use instant or non instant milk powder? Looking forward to doing this. My picky daughter likes the little packets.

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    1. Hi! I use instant, dry milk powder, usually which ever is on sale. It is the same dry milk powder in my bread recipes. I think your daughter will like these because YOU can vary the taste, etc!

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  22. found you on pinterest...i'm also a georgia girl! new follower

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  23. This is great! I eat oatmeal Monday - Friday for breakfast. I always buy the little packets and nuke them. This will give me even more flavors! As for the apples, you could use dried. Thank you!
    I'm a GA girl too. Born & raised just outside of Atlanta!

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  24. I've made up my packets and tried them. They are great. I've posted my microwave version on my site and given your link credit. Please check it out http://stirlaughrepeat.blogspot.com/2012/06/instant-oatmeal.html#

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  25. You're my hero(ine)!!!!

    ...danielle

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  26. This is a really great idea! love it!

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  27. Thank you for kick starting my butt.. i mean brain.. Hubby takes oatmeal packets to work for breakfast. I am going to have a little chat with him about this after his box is gone. I would add dried apples to his, but I am betting the kids would LOVE the dried peaches, pineapples, apples, blueberries, and raisins we have too!! THANK YOU!! (the sad part is I made oatmeal mix fpr holiday gifts 2 years ago!!! how much do I NEED the kick in the butt!!! lol)

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  28. Just made this - wow - delicious. I microwaved it, and it worked great. Instead of putting in individual bags, I put in a large plastic container so I can dip out a serving size each morning.

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  29. This sounds good- I will give it a try! Lets see how the price stands up against my $1.72 box of 10 sugarfree brown sugar packets that I buy. Nutrionally I am sure it will score higher of course!

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  30. You could also add dried fruit
    :)

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  31. Great Idea!! You could also add dried fruit :)

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  32. Do I really need to add the powdered milk??

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    1. No, you can adapt this to your tastes. By adding the powdered milk, you just need to add boiling water to cook. Otherwise, if you like milk in your oatmeal, add it fresh to your breakfast.

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  33. Love this idea. I eat oatmeal every am for breakfast during the school year so as the previous posted wrote putting the mix in a bin and scooping out what I need will be a great time saver.

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  34. I've tried 2 different oatmeal packet recipes and this is definitely the one to make. Thank you. I'm passing it along to all my children for them and the grandkids.

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  35. Love this but am wondering if steel cut Oates will work

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  36. I add milk to my instant store bought oatmeal - would using milk in this case be overkill because of the dry milk already added?

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    1. If you like your oatmeal really creamy, I don't think it will be overkill. Otherwise, you can choose to use either powdered or fresh milk.

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  37. This is really neat! I can't wait to try it.

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  38. Super idea!! Just a reminder to folks thinking about making this up in bulk canisters: Ingredients do settle out. It’s nearly impossible to keep them perfectly mixed throughout a bulk quantity. Made this way, there is no guarantee that you are getting the proper proportion of each ingredient when you scoop. For instance, extra salt/sugar/cinnamon or not enough salt/sugar/cinnamon can really change the flavor. It's worth it to use the individual ziploc bags (which can be reused) in order to make sure each serving has the precise amount of each ingredient, every time. Good quality control.

    ~ Linda (via email)

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    1. You could shake the container before you scoop. That works for us. ��

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  39. You could shake your container before scooping out your portions. Works for us. We have really reduced the amount if ziplock type bags in our household. I'm such a cheapskate. ��

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  40. I make them in mason jars and that way you have a serving dish built in.

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  41. I make them in mason jars and that way you have a serving dish built in.

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