Friday, December 30, 2011

Instant Oatmeal Packets Recipe



There are many ways to save money and still enjoy the convenience of convenience foods without giving up healthy food choices. When you make your own homemade mixes, you control what goes into them. Your wallet and your health will thank you. A friend of mine turned me onto some older recipe books ( 70's) that promotes making your own mixes. These are easy recipes and a lot less expensive than the store bought alternatives.

Instant Oatmeal Packets
Blend in blender
2 Cup regular oats until powdery.
You will need 10 Zip-lock bags: Each Bag will make 1 serving
1/4 cup regular oats
2 Tablespoons Powdered oats (you just made those in the blender)
1/3 tsp salt
To Use:
Empty packet into bowl and add 1/2 cup boiling water and stir until thick.

Variations to each packet add:
Apple-Cinnamon: 1 Tablespoon Sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 Tablespoon chopped dried apples
Cinnamon-Spice:  1 Tablespoon Sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Raisins & Brown Sugar: 1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon raisins
Wheat Germ: 2 Tablespoon any kind wheat germ


  1. I love instant oatmeal I will be trying this recipe. Thanks for all your helpful hints and money saving tips

  2. Tina I love your blogs. I shared them with the ladies I work with and they love your recipes. One of the ladies did ask about "if she should blend 12 cups of oatmeal or should this be 2 cups?" Keep the recipes coming we all enjoy them.


  3. Suzy,
    Thank you for following my blog. I appreciate your comments. Thanks to your friend for pointing out this mistake. Yes, it should be two cups and I have changed the recipe to reflect this. Blessings, Tina