DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 0 min 20
DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets
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10 cup Quick oats (dry)
1 tsp Sea Salt (or to taste)
1 cup packed Brown sugar (a little more if you want it sweeter)
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/3 cup Water (for serving)


**You'll need 20 snack-size bags or small containers to separate this recipe into servings.

1. Measure 6 cups of the quick oats into a really big bowl.

2. Put the remaining 4 cups oats into a blender or food processor and grind them up til they’re pretty fine, almost powdery. Pour into the bowl with the un-ground oatmeal.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a whisk til well combined.

4. Write the oatmeal flavor on your snack bags. (You’ll need 20-22 bags.) Measure 1/2 cup of the oatmeal to each baggie and seal.

To use oatmeal packets:

Pour contents of a packet into a bowl. Add 1/3-1/2 cup boiling water; stir. Oatmeal will thicken as it sits a minute. I like mine pretty thick so I use 1/3 cup water. You can adjust the water as you like it.

*For creamier oatmeal, you can add 1 cup powdered milk or powdered coffee creamer to all the other ingredients. Just keep in mind what I’ve read online…that powdered milk sometimes becomes moldy if the oatmeal isn’t eaten in a relatively short time.

*For fruit and cream oatmeal, you can add dried fruit (blueberries, raisins, etc) when you put in the powdered milk or creamer. Or, you can put the dried fruit into each bag as you fill them. If desired, you can omit the cinnamon for the fruit variety.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 267
Calories from fat 35
Calories from saturated fat 9.0
Total Fat 3.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 128 mg
Potassium 226 mg
Total Carbohydrate 52 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 12.2 g
Protein 9.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.4

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