Homemade Instant Oatmeal Recipes

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November 29, 2011

Jar of instant oatmeal.Make your own premixed oatmeal using baggies. The pre-packaged is 34 cents a pack. The homemade is 19 cents! Use half cup of rolled oats with 2 teaspoons of powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and one half teaspoon of cinnamon mix together put in bag. When ready to use add three fourths water or milk. Microwave for 30 to 40 seconds and mix. Then add honey, fruit, nuts or whatever you like!


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October 7, 2010

Make your own "instant" oatmeal bags. Measure out a weeks worth of oatmeal and place into ziploc snack bags. To each bag, add 1 tsp. chopped nuts and 2 tsp. chopped dates for date nut flavor.

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August 2, 2012

I mix this up ahead and it's easy to make in the mornings. It also makes a good gift in a decorative jar.

Glass canister filled with oatmeal mix.

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March 17, 2010

Mix together a large batch of instant oatmeal and scoop up a serving that costs only about a quarter a day.

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January 5, 2019

This is an awesome way to trick your instant oatmeal into a luxurious textured, full-of-flavour delight. I like to whip this up for my friends who stay over...


only takes a few minutes. They think I go through a lot of trouble making it. No trouble! But they can think what they want. ;)

bowl of Chocolate Orange Cashew Oats

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July 1, 2011

Steel cut oats or Groats are the only type of oats that actually reduce cholesterol and lower triglycerides according to a study published last year. That is due to the fact that the bran is still intact.

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January 6, 2011

Instant oatmeal is pretty quick and easy to make yourself to have at the ready. No need for all those little baggies!


This recipe is especially nice for those of us who have kids or otherwise demanding lifestyle ...

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Is there a recipe for sugar-free instant oatmeal, plain or flavored?

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June 23, 20110 found this helpful

I Googled "instant oatmeal recipe" and got tons of hits. This one looks great:

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June 23, 20111 found this helpful

I use Quaker's Instant Oatmeal, it is sugar-free, then I add the Sugar-free coffee creamer for flavor. The Caramel Latte flavor is amazing!

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June 23, 20110 found this helpful

I make this for me all the time and it is so good: You have to use a big bowl, or it will overflow in the microwave.

I put as much plain oatmeal as I think I will eat into a bowl. Usually 1/2 cup. I pour water over it until the water comes to the top of the oatmeal, usually a cup. Most of the time I don't measure it, but just pour water over the oatmeal until it is all covered regardless of the instructions on the container of oatmeal.


Then I microwave it for two minutes. When it is done, I put some butter in the oatmeal, which will be hot, and then some sugar free pancake syrup. I love pancake syrup on oatmeal it gives it a maple flavor. Also, some people like to put raisins in the oatmeal after it comes out of the microwave. Some folks put milk in it, or a large dollop of yogurt.

I just love this recipe so much!


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June 24, 20110 found this helpful

Use regular oatmeal. Use 2 parts water and 1 part oatneal and cook in microwave. Fast & easy. I often add fruit or yogurt to mine. Be careful and watch because it does boil over quickly when it is almost done.

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June 24, 20110 found this helpful

Here is the one I use and I eat it every morning. I like the idea that this will last for several days. I mix 5 cups old fashioned oatmeal (just because I like it better than the quick). I add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup powdered milk and this is optional, but I use a package of Craisins or whatever dried fruit I have on hand and stir.


To cook, I put a scant cup of water in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup, add 1/2 cup of the mix. I cook it on high for 2 minutes. If you use the instant oatmeal, you would only have to cook it for 1 minute. I add milk when done, delish!

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June 25, 20110 found this helpful

This is a good one that we use at our house:

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January 3, 2011

I wanted to share a tip with all those busy moms who love instant oatmeal, but can't stand those awful prices.

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