Saturday, June 2, 2012

Instant Oatmeal

1/3 cup quick oats
2 tsp. light brown sugar

Place in zip type sandwich bags.  When ready to use pour into a cup or bowl.  Add 2/3 cup water.  Microwave 40 seconds.  Stir and microwave another 15 seconds.  If you like the taste of butter, give it a few squirts.  You can also add 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1 - 2 Tbsp. dried apples diced small or 1 - 2 Tbsp. raisins.  These can be added to each packet and stored.  Below is the nutritional values without the raisins and apples.

This idea originally came from a post I found on Pinterest from A Season for all Things  This is not only a great way to create your own oatmeal flavors but it's also economical.  1 18 oz. box of instant oats, store brand, cost less than $2.00 and made 15 packets.  Add the brown sugar costing, maybe, $.50 to give you 15 oatmeal packets for $2.50.  I added cinnamon to 10 packs and raisins to 5 and dried apples to 5.  This was an added cost of $1.00 since I went to the health food store that sold these in bulk.  Grand total for my 15 bowls of oatmeal = $3.50 or about $.25 each. 

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 107.3
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g
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