Saturday, December 9, 2017

Instant Oatmeal Packets - Easy

Today is Saturday and once again I had another baking day!  I made 2 loaves of bread, banana nut muffins, banana nut loaf/cake, rice krispy treats with the organic, corn-free marshmallows I vlogged about in last weeks haul.  Also, I made instant oatmeal packets.  They were really easy.  (In case you missed it, here is the video for last week's baking day.)

For my instant oatmeal packets I used bulk oats I bought last week from the co-op.  You can use quick oats or regular oats as well from the store.

You will need:

10 cups of oats
1 1/2 cups of sugar (brown sugar works well or the substitution amount your favorite dry sweetener like coconut sugar or sucanat)
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp of cinnamon - omit if you are doing a dried fruit if you'd like (like dried strawberries)

In a bowl, put 7 cups of oats, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
I used my coffee grinder for this next step, but you can use your food processor too....pulse the last 3 cups of oats to a powder.  Add to other bowl.  Mix well!  Mix well!  Mix well!

  Put 1/2 cup of well mixed oatmeal mix into a ziplock baggie and add toppings if you'd like.  Store in a cool dry place. 

When ready to eat, pour into a bowl and add hot water to desired consistency.  Some of my children like it thick, some like it thinner.  Stir and enjoy!

Here are some add in ideas:

  • about 1 Tbsp of chocolate chips per baggie
  • I added 1 Tbsp of flax seeds to the whole 10 cups of oats before I packaged them because I have little bitties that will be eating it.
  • chia seeds
  • nuts
  • maple sugar
  • dried apples
  • leave out the cinnamon and add dried strawberries
  • peanut butter powder
The children love them and they are easy to make!  Oats and other ingredients bought in bulk make these cheaper than store bought and I know exactly what is in them!  Have you ever made them?  Let me know if you try it and how they turn out!

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