Friday, November 9, 2012

Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Do any of you buy and eat those prepackaged oatmeal packets? My kids eat oatmeal, but like the ease of dumping a packet into a bowl, adding water, and microwaving it. The only thing better to them is if mom makes their oatmeal. Which doesn't happen often.

So, I like to make up little baggies of oatmeal for them. It doesn't take much time and it is so much cheaper than buying the premade ones from the store.

Follow along now as I show you how to make your very own oatmeal packets.

First, assemble your ingredients. I use: oatmeal (not quick oats), sugar, cinnamon, powdered milk, and oat flour. To make oat flour, I put my oats into a blender or baby food maker and blend until powdered.

Next I take a sandwich baggie and add the ingredients and close.

Here is my recipe. Sorta. I vary amounts some.

I sprinkle the cinnamon into the oat flour and mix well.
2/3c oats
1/4c oat flour
1T sugar
1T powdered milk

When you are ready to eat, just add water to cover the mixture in your bowl and stick it into the microwave for 1 minute. I also add in craisins, raisins, apple pieces, or any other bits of yummy that look good to me.

And there you have it. Homemade oatmeal packets.


  1. Oh I love this! But how much cinnamon would you use? I know for this amount you'd just sprinkle some on.. but I'd prefer to make this in a huge batch to have on hand?

    I'm a recipe slave. :(

    1. It really depends on how much cinnamon you like. The reason I make it this way is because some of the finer ingredients will settle to the bottom. You would have to make sure you mix it up again each time to ensure an even mixture. I do put a hefty amount of cinnamon in, though. I grind up the oat flour and then heavily coat the top with cinnamon. I don't know if I helped you at all, though. Sorry.

  2. I would like the know where you got the blender from Tomme Tippee. I have been looking all over for a small food processor where I can grind the oats as well as blend the food.
    Thank you

    1. I got it at Walmart in the baby isle, like where they sell formula and such. Thanks for stopping by.