This is a great substitute for costly packets of instant oatmeal. Make them up ahead of time, for quick morning meals. My kids love them!! I make them up assembly-line style and the kids tuck the used baggies into a storage container to be reused with more oatmeal at the next assembly session.
3 cups Quick Cooking Oatmeal
8 plastic sandwich bags
Dash of salt
Take ONE cup of Oatmeal, and blend in blender till very coarse.
In each sandwich bag put:
1/4 cup quick cook oatmeal
2 tablespoons ground oatmeal
a scant dash of salt
Add one flavoring
Label bags and store in airtight container
To make a serving:
Empty packet into a bowl or large cup. Add 3/4 cup boiling water, stir and let stand for 2 minutes. For thicker oatmeal, use less water.
Add any one of these additional flavorings to each bag to suit your taste.
Dried Fruit and Cream:
1 tablespoon dry milk (nonfat) or non dairy Creamer, and 2 tablespoons chopped dried fruit
Raisins and Brown Sugar:
1 teaspoon packed brown sugar and 1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and a scant 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Wheat Germ and Brown Sugar:
2 tablespoons wheat germ, and 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar