Monday, January 17, 2011

Create an Oatmeal Packet

Those individual oatmeal packets are great on a busy morning. Oatmeal is so healthy and satisfying. Those packets can be expensive unless they are on sale and you have a coupon. Here is a very inexpensive way to make your own oatmeal packets. I love it because it is easy and the options are endless with oatmeal.

CREATE AN OATMEAL PACKET

Ingredients:
2 cups quick-cooking oats, unpowdered
1 cup quick-cooking oats, powdered
Salt
8 plastic sandwich bags

Directions:
Put 1 cup of the oats into a food processor and powder.
Put ¼ cup unpowdered oats, 2 Tbsp powdered oats, and little bit of salt into each bag.
Store in an airtight container.

To Serve:
Empty packet into a bowl.
Add ¾ cup boiling water.
Stir and let stand for 2 minutes.

Options:
Apple Cinnamon – 1 Tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp cinnamon, and 2 Tbsp chopped dried apple
Sweetened – 1 Tbsp sugar
Cinnamon Spice – 1 Tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp nutmeg
Raisins and Brown Sugar – 1 Tbsp brown sugar and 1 Tbsp raisins
Fruit and Cream – 1 Tbsp dry milk and 2 Tbsp dried fruit (or fresh after cooking)

4 comments:

  1. This is great, i will definetly use this one! Thanks

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  2. Sure. I am happy you liked it. :)

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  3. Honey is a great way to sweaten oatmeal (I've even been known to use 'light' pancake syrup). I also love to do peanut butter and banana in oatmeal. :) Oh, and cream cheese with berries!

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  4. Thanks for the ideas Rachel. I also use pancake syrup and brown sugar. I will be trying your ideas.

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