Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets
Make your own instant oatmeal packets! A fast, frugal, and filling breakfast that kids can may themselves!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of oat flour (oats blended in blender)
  • ½ Tablespoon of powdered milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • mix-ins like raisins, dried fruit, etc
  1. Add ½ cup quick oats to each zip-top bag. The snack-size bags are just perfect for oatmeal packets (and I continue reusing the same ones.)
  2. Add ⅛ teaspoon salt (pretty much equal to a "pinch")
  3. Add ½ Tablespoon of sugar (I like brown sugar, so that's what I use, but you can sub in whatever amount of whatever sweetener suits your fancy.
  4. --Okay if you want to be boring, you could just stop here. In fact, that's what I do when I'm just making it to eat right away, but when I'm making packets I like to put in a little more effort (because it really is a little effort when I'm making them in bulk, as opposed to grabbing more things out of the cupboard every single time). ---
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon of oat flour (What you just made in your blender. This is completely optional, but makes the oatmeal a little thicker.)
  6. Add ½ Tablespoon of powdered milk (Also completely optional. You could use powdered coffee creamer, but since we're not coffee drinkers, I don't have any creamer on hand. This just makes the oatmeal a little creamier.)
  7. Add ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon (Depending on the flavor you're going for, you might choose other spices, but I've found that cinnamon goes well with most mix-ins we like to use.)
  8. Add your favorite mix-ins (Raisins, dried cranberries, dried apples, etc)
  9. When all of the ingredients are in your little bag, zip it up! Try to get as much air out as possible. You can mix it up in the baggie or wait until you dump it in the bowl to use it.
  10. To use your oatmeal packets: Pour contents of packet into a microwave bowl. Stir dry contents so they are well-mixed. Stir in ¾ cup water.
  11. Microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes on high.
  12. NOTE: The individual oatmeal packets that I make are about twice as big as the ones you buy at the store. The store-bought envelopes aren't big enough to fill anyone in my family up, so we double it right from the start. If one of the store-bought oatmeal packets satisfies you, you'll want to cut this recipe in half.
Recipe by Six Figures Under at https://www.sixfiguresunder.com/homemade-instant-oatmeal-packets/