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Homemade Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets - This recipe will show you how to make your own instant rolled oats oatmeal packets at a fraction of the cost of store bought packets. If you use gluten-free oats, you will have gluten free oatmeal, too. Perfect for breakfast, in the morning, or any time of day! Makes about 20 packets.

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

How to Make Homemade Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets - This simple, quick, and easy recipe will show you how to make your own instant rolled oats oatmeal packets at a fraction of the cost of store bought packets. If you use gluten-free oats, you will have gluten free oatmeal, too. Perfect for breakfast, in the morning, or any time of day! Makes about 20 packets.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 20 packets

Ingredients
  

  • 10 cups Instant oats if you want gluten-free oatmeal, you have to buy specially labeled gluten-free oats. In any case, make sure you buy the INSTANT oats that are ready in one minute rather than the traditional oats which take much longer to cook.
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered coffee creamer I buy the French Vanilla flavor and like it, but as I said above, I am thinking about branching out to try some other flavors if I can find them.

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients together until well blended, and then measure 1/2 cup at a time into little plastic zippered baggies.
  • To prepare the oatmeal, pour contents of one baggie into a bowl with 3/4 cup water or milk. (I prefer milk, but it does add calories.) Feel free to add a handful of dried or frozen fruit. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. You could add a little jam and/or whipped cream after cooking.

Notes

I have seen recipes that use powdered milk, but it can cause molding if you store it for a long time. That's why I went with coffee creamer.
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