Homemade Oatmeal Packets

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I love the convenience and the yummy flavors that you get in prepackage oatmeal. What I don't love is the sodium, extra sugar, and who knows how many preservatives are in each packet. They can get pretty pricey if you are eating them often as well so I prefer to make my own.  The other benefit to making your own is that you can create custom flavors with high-quality real ingredients. I put together 3 comforting fall flavor combinations for these Homemade Oatmeal Packets. Store bought may get you strawberry or an apple cinnamon but you won't find amazing flavors like Cranberry Almond, Pumpkin Mocha Latte, or Banana Nut Bread in those little sealed pouches! This  version is also dairy free and gluten free (make sure you get gluten free certified oatmeal)

homemade oatmeal packets

Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Base Ingredients:

For 12 Packets

4 cups oatmeal

1/2- 3/4 cups brown sugar

Process one and  half cups  in a blender, processor, or coffee grinder until it is a coarse powder.

homemade instant oatmeal packets process

Combine  brown sugar, whole oats, and the oat powder you just made until well mixed.

Scoop 1/3 cup of oatmeal base into plastic sandwich bag. Now you can add your additional ingredients.

homemade instant oatmeal packets base

Here are three great comforting fall flavors to get you started….

Cranberry Almond

homemade instant oatmeal packet cranberry almond

Add 2 tsp. almonds and 2 tsp. of cranberries.

homemade instant oatmeal packets cranberry

Pumpkin Mocha Latte

homemade instant oatmeal packets pumpkin mocha

Add 2 tsp. instant coffee granules, 1 tsp. baking cocoa, 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice.

Banana Nut Bread

homemade instant oatmeal packet banana nut bread

1 T. banana chips, 2 tsp. crushed walnuts, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

homemade instant oatmeal packets banana nut bread

Don't forget to label your flavors with a permanent marker.

These quick and simple homemade oatmeal packets make chilly mornings easier and tastier.

instant homeade oatmeal packets bgs

To make instant oatmeal in your Keurig or other single cup brewer:

Pour oatmeal into a mug or bowl that fits in machine, dispense 6 oz. of water, stir and allow to sit for 2 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Add a little milk if desired.

Enjoy!

homemade instant oatmeal packets prepare

Here's a few more breakfast ideas:

S'mores Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pepper Ring Omelete

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Oatmeal Packets”

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  2. I love this idea! I travel a lot and go through a lot of instant oatmeal – I much prefer the thought of making my own and knowing exactly what goes into it..

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