Make Your Own: Oatmeal Packets

rolled oats

Quick Oats + Seasoning + Dried Fruit


Ingredients

  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 1 cup water or milk

Apple Cinnamon option

  • Add 1 teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons apples (chopped and dried)

Cinnamon Raisin option

  • Add 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons raisins

Cinnamon Spice option

  • Add 1 teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and teaspoon nutmeg

Cocoa option

  • Add 1 teaspoon baking cocoa and 1 teaspoon sugar or 2 teaspoons “quick-type” chocolate
    drink powder

Sweetened option

  • Add 1 teaspoon sugar or 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar

Directions

  1. Put quick oats and optional ingredients into a plastic snack or sandwich bag.
  2. Seal bag and store for future use.
  3. When ready to use, empty packet into microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Stir in 1 cup of water or milk.
  5. Microwave on high 2½–3 minutes.
  6. Stir before serving.

Tips

  • Top with dried banana chips, small pieces of walnuts or almonds, dried cranberries or other dried fruits.

This recipe is provided by Iowa State University’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart.®


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