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.
10cupsInstant oatsif 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.
3/4cuppowdered coffee creamerI 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.
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.
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.