Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packets

For years I have been eating instant oatmeal in the packets. I have wanted to make my own packets but haven't gotten around to it. My last trip to the grocery store (forgot my list at home) ended with many forgotten items. Instant oatmeal, my breakfast every morning was missing. Then it happened that I saw the idea on Pinterest and decided to finally make my own. You really don't need a recipe because it only requires measuring and adding to baggies.
I used my favorite items, quick-cooking organic oats, demerara sugar, and cinnamon. I measured 1/3 cup of oats, 1 T sugar, and a little more than a pinch of cinnamon per bag. I measured each of the ingredients and poured them into snack size baggies. I added sliced almonds to a separate bag because I want to add them after the oatmeal has cooked.
When you are ready to make your oatmeal, add 2/3-3/4 cups water or milk (I like coconut milk), and microwave for 1-2 minutes. For me, oatmeal is one of those strange textured foods, so cook yours to your favorite texture preference.
Add your favorite garnishes after cooking. I'm using sliced almonds but my daughter suggested raisins or dried blueberries. Total cost $2.54 for 20 baggies of breakfast!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi


  1. Thanks for stopping by! The price even includes my Tinkerbell baggies from the Dollar Store!