DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets

September 10, 2014

Hey everybody! I recently did a video on a few of my favorite meals right now. For the morning, I LOVE oatmeal. It’s a great breakfast for if you have a busy day ahead of you. Today, I thought I would share with you an instant oatmeal mix you can pre-make at home and take with you on-the-go.

Hope you enjoy! =)

Basic Oatmeal Mixture:

All you need are quick or instant rolled oats, powdered milk, oat bran, cinnamon, chia seeds, and few pinches of salt.

First add 2 cups of your quick or instant rolled oats to a large bowl.

For cooking at home I prefer steel cut oats, but for oatmeal on-the-go quick rolled oats is what we need.

 Then measure out about a 1/4 cup of Powdered Milk and add it to the mix.

Next up add a 1/4 cup of Oat Bran.

 Add in about 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or ground flax seeds.  For this I’m using chia, but I do enjoy both of these amazingly beneficial ingredients.

 Measure out a 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. This should start smelling pretty delicious right about now 🙂

Last, but not least, add a few dashes of salt (about a 3/8 teaspoon worth).

 Mix, Mix, Mix!

 There you have it.  The perfect “base” recipe for Instant Oatmeal!

 All that’s left to do is sweeten it!

If you like a more basic oatmeal go ahead and add about 4-6 tablespoons of a sweetener to the mix and you are good go (amount varies depending on the sweetener of your choice)!

For me, I prefer to sweeten with fruit and brown sugar.  Check out my two favorite combinations below.

Blueberry Almond Instant Oatmeal:

You’ll need dried blueberries, brown sugar, sliced almonds, and the instant oatmeal base from above.

 Toss in a good helping of dried blueberries to the instant oatmeal base.  The amount is totally dependent on your liking!

 Add some sliced almonds.

 And finish it off with about 4-6 tablespoons of brown sugar.

Mix, Mix, Mix…. And there we have it; 6 servings of scrumptious  Blueberry Almond Instant Oatmeal blend.

  Apple Cinnamon Sugar Instant Oatmeal:

You’ll need dried apples, granulated sugar (you can use brown sugar if you prefer), cinnamon, and the instant oatmeal base from above.

 Add a handful of chopped dried apples to the instant oatmeal base.

 Premix 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to make the perfect cinnamon sugar blend for this recipe. Add to the mix.

 Mix it all up and you have a delicious Apple Cinnamon Sugar Instant Oatmeal blend.

 Heating Instructions:

BOILING WATER TECHNIQUE: In a bowl, add 1 part oatmeal, 2 parts boiling water, and stir. Let stand for 4-5 minutes to thicken. Give it a stir, and eat up!

MICROWAVE TECHNIQUE: Add 1 part oatmeal and 2 parts cold water to microwave safe bowl.  (Allow plenty of room for the oatmeal to expand.)

 For instant oats, cook uncovered on high for 1 minute, give it a stir, and eat up! For quick oats, cook on high for 2 minutes, let stand for 2 minutes, give it a stir, and enjoy.

(NOTE: All microwaves are different.  Heating times may vary)

 Base Oatmeal Recipe w/Sweetener:

2 Cups of Instant or Quick Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup of Powdered Milk
1/4 Cup of Oat Bran
3/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of Chia Seed or Ground Flax Seed
3/8 Teaspoon of Salt


Hope you enjoyed this post!

Until next time.

xo, Rachel

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  • Tori Russell September 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Great post! I loved the video, especially the breakfast and salmon dish!