An easy way to make individual instant oatmeal packets for a fast and hearty breakfast. The kids love to help! Add raisins, honey, or fruit as toppings if you like! My family of 7 will triple the recipe and put all the filled baggies into a gallon size resealable for storage. All the kids have to do in the morning is add water and any extra toppings and then microwave.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
17
Yield:
17 packets
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Ingredients

17
Original recipe yields 17 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend oats in a blender until powdery; transfer to a large bowl. Add wheat germ, brown sugar, milk powder, and cinnamon; stir until evenly distributed. Spoon 5 tablespoons oat mixture into 17 individual sandwich bags.

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Cook's Note:

When ready to serve, simply add a baggie of oatmeal mixture to 5 to 8 tablespoons of water (depending how thick you like your oatmeal) in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 28g; fat 1.9g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 23.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2012
I cut this recipe in half, just in case it wasn't a hit with the kids. I followed the recipe exact. I made each kid a bowl this morning, using 1/4 cup of water and microwaving it for a minute and a half. The kids really liked it. This would be a great base recipe to play with and make it personal to your own family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2012
I cut this recipe in half, just in case it wasn't a hit with the kids. I followed the recipe exact. I made each kid a bowl this morning, using 1/4 cup of water and microwaving it for a minute and a half. The kids really liked it. This would be a great base recipe to play with and make it personal to your own family. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
This has a pretty strong flavor, but that's just the way my son likes it. With the instant store bought ones, he uses three packets and a tiny bit of water in order to keep the flavor (way too dry for me). You can imagine how quickly he was going through the packets. Sorry, but I did make a minor change which does not negate yours - I skipped the instant milk and used whole milk rather than water to make it. Now just need to figure out other flavor mixtures like the maple and brown sugar. Read More
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