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Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Choose the flavors you love and make your own Homemade Oatmeal Packets. Great if you have food restrictions like gluten free and dairy free!Choose the flavors you love and make your own Homemade Oatmeal Packets. Great if you have food restrictions like gluten free and dairy free!

I am all for convenience. I have a ton of stuff to squeeze in a day, and waiting on my kids every craving isn’t exactly my idea of fun.  As my kids get older, I see why people say that their’s are eating them out of house and home.  I am still trying to figure out where they put it all. My kids love oatmeal and these Homemade Oatmeal Packets are so convenient!

Choose the flavors you love and make your own Homemade Oatmeal Packets. Great if you have food restrictions like gluten free and dairy free!

Gluten & Dairy Free

Unfortunately, I can not buy those pre-packaged instant oatmeal packets.  They contain both Gluten and Dairy which are no-nos in my kitchen.  My kids love oatmeal for breakfast. So, we have found a way to make homemade oatmeal packets, and still, keep them fun and tasty.  The bonus is these don’t have all those added chemicals and ingredients of store-bought packets.

How to Make Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Homemade Oatmeal Packets are so easy to make that the kids can do it all by themselves.  They love personalizing their oatmeal packs. Great idea for a lazy Summer Afternoon, and then breakfast is ready for weeks to come!

Just simply measure out the ingredients and add then in a zip top bag. That is it. Choose you own mix ins like dried fruit, nuts, etc. 

How to Prepare

Just like store-bought oatmeal packets, you will dump the contents of one bag in a microwave safe bowl. Add in 3/4 cup of hot water or milk and let stand for 2 minutes. 

We have even added the water or milk in cold and popped it in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Perfect oatmeal every time!

Choose the flavors you love and make your own Homemade Oatmeal Packets. Great if you have food restrictions like gluten free and dairy free!

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Super easy homemade instant oatmeal packets put boxed packets to shame!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:2 mins
Total Time:12 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp mixins dried fruit, chocolate, nuts, etc.

Instructions

  • In a food processor pulse 1 cup of oats until coarse powder.
  • Mix powder oats with whole oats and brown sugar in large bowl.
  • Mix in your flavor options...listed below.
  • Place 1/3 Cup Oatmeal Mix in each ziploc bag or single serve container.
  • To serve: Empty packet into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water or hot milk. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes.
  • For thicker oatmeal, use less liquid - for thinner oatmeal, use more liquid.

Notes

Gluten Free

Make sure you buy Certified Gluten Free Oats.

Dairy Free

Do not use powdered milk option. Use Milk alternative as a liquid for creamy oatmeal.

Mixins (Customize it to your taste)

  • Craisins/Raisins
  • Any Type of Dried Fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered Milk (for a creamy taste)
  • Sprinkles
  • Pop Rocks (Fun Exploding Oatmeal)
  • Chocolate Chips
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Amanda @AFewShortCuts.com

 Choose the flavors you love and make your own Homemade Oatmeal Packets. Great if you have food restrictions like gluten free and dairy free!

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My Hubby and I like to add raisins, dry creamer and chopped nuts! I save containers that season salt came in, and it works great for nuts put thru the food processor. I like knowing exactly what goes in my oatmeal,lol.
    Awesome idea, thank you for sharing!!

  2. 5 stars
    I don’t have a way to “process” any of the oatmeal. Do you think that I really need to do that step? I love the concept!
    thx

    1. Su…it is not necessary. It all depends how you like your oatmeal. My kids like it a little creamier texture. So the processing helps breakdown the oats a bit. If you don’t process it you will end up with a chunkier oatmeal, that is all 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great idea!

    My son loves oatmeal, but he’s very particular about what goes in it. This way both he and I can control what’s in his oatmeal, and he can take an active part in making his breakfasts.

    Thanks for the tip and recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for the idea! I love to mix in candied ginger and dark chocolate with dehydrated blue berries. Yum

  5. 5 stars
    Such a great idea! I love how you can customize the oatmeal packets to your liking as well. Definitely a great way to please those pickier family members. I’m going to have to try these!

  6. 5 stars
    Found a video about this on Do It On A DIme youtube channel, and she linked back to you. I tried this, it is AMAZING! Thank you for this recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    I so enjoy this recipe! I keep it in a large zip bag and can scoop out just exactly how much I want. It’s so easy to customize, thank you for sharing.

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