Thursday, January 9, 2014

Instant Oatmeal Packets for Breakfast

I can't eat cold cereal in the winter...just too cold!  So oatmeal is just what I am looking for and I ran across a way to make your own instant oatmeal packets!!!

Pocket Change Gourmet has a good recipe that is quick, easy and budget more packets from the box for you!

5 cup oats, quick cooking
1/3 cup instant dry milk powder
2/3 cups brown sugar, packed firmly
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit like cranberries, cherries and blueberries

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.  Then add 1/2 cup of the mixture into reseable bags.
When ready for hot oatmeal, pour a packet into a bowl and add hot water to the desired consistency.

I love knowing what went into the packet...I am in control.  You could change up the dried fruit to anything you like or even add nuts.  How fun and healthy to have your own oatmeal packets!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!