I've been making these DIY Oatmeal Packets at home. My family likes them, they only take adding water and cooking 2 minutes in the microwave, and they are fast and easy to assemble. And they cost about 1/4 the price of buying them in the store. It's a win-win for us all!
- 10 cups quick oats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (Katelee likes to add a bit more brown sugar to hers after she has warmed it up.)
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 21-24 snack-size zip bags
- Other toppings if you desire (dried fruit, nuts, etc.)
Put 6 cups of the oats into a large bowl. Place the remaining 4 cups of oats into a blender. Blend until almost powdery, then pour into the large bowl.
Add the salt, brown sugar, powdered milk, and cinnamon into the large bowl. Mix well until everything is combined.
Measure 1/2 cup of the oatmeal mixture into each snack-size plastic baggie and seal.
TO USE DIY INSTANT OATMEAL PACKETS: Pour the packet into a bowl, and add 1 c. water. Heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Stir and serve.
NOTES: Because the plastic bag doesn’t get wet or dirty, you can reuse it.