Instant Oatmeal Packs

words by: Merissa A. Alink

I’m one of those people that needs breakfast right away every single morning. (Unlike my hubby who rarely wants breakfast.) I wake up a hungry bear that needs something satisfying to eat!

I love having something pre-made and ready to go, it’s easy to grab while I’m working or before I need to run out the door. One easy and mostly healthy breakfast food is instant oatmeal. The little store-bought packages are very easy to pack for lunches or to grab from the cupboard. Too bad they are so expensive and have some ickies in them. Fake coloring and mysterious “natural flavors”… yummy, just what I wanted in a breakfast!

We can make our own homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs with organic, gluten-free, allergen-friendly ingredients at a fraction of the cost!

What You Need: 
  • 1/2 c. Quick Oats
  • 1 T. Sugar (of your choice)
  • 2 t. Powdered Milk (optional)
  • Jelly Jars (or snack-sized plastic bags)
Instructions: 

In your little baggie or jar, add the powdered milk. This just makes your oatmeal extra creamy, if you’d like to make these dairy free you can leave it out or use powdered coconut milk. Next, add the sugar and the oats. Tada! Instant oatmeal!

Optional – Add dried fruit to your packs for extra flavor!

To Make – pour into a bowl (or leave in the jar) and add ¾ cup of hot water or milk and stir.

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Bulk Batch Suggestions

If you’d rather make a bulk batch, multiply this recipe by 5 or 10 and place the whole thing in a jar to keep at home. When you want to make a packet, just measure out a little more than 1/2 cup of mix for each bowl. Then add 3/4 cup of hot water or milk and stir it up.

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