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homemade instant oatmeal packets

instant oatmeal packets


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings

Description

This homemade instant oatmeal recipe makes convenient packets that are lower in sugar, carbs, and sodium than store-bought oatmeal, but higher in protein and fibre! A quick and easy way to make healthier choices on the go!


Ingredients

Master Mix:

  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup instant skim milk powder
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Take one cup of the oats and pulse in a food processor or blender until the flakes are broken up. You’ll have a mixture of powder and flake pieces.
  2. Stir together the rest of the master mix.
  3. Scoop out 1/3 cup into 12 containers that have a 1 cup capacity. Think mason jar, Tupperware, etc. Alternatively, use plastic zip bags and dump into a bowl when it’s time to eat.
  4. Add in your favourite mix-ins! See notes for ideas.
  5. When you want to enjoy some oatmeal, boil water and add 1/3 cup water to each serving. Stir and allow to sit for 15-30 seconds before eating.

Choose the flavours you want to make and then add the following to each serving:

Cinnamon Raisin

  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Peanut Butter Banana

  • 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 4 dried banana slices, broken into pieces

Caramel Nut

  • 2 dates, cut into quarters
  • 4 pecans, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder

Apple Cinnamon

  • 2 dried apple rings, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Cherry Berry

  • 1 tbsp dried cherries
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries

Mocha

  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 2 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips

Coconut Almond

  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp almond flour

Orchard

  • 1 prune, cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 dried apricots, cut into 6 pieces each

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup dry mix
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 49
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 6
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