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Last post 10-04-2012 12:16 PM by gayla50. 19 replies.
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  • 09-04-2008 12:43 PM

    • gayla50
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    Instant Oatmeal packets

    3 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
    Salt
    8 Plastic Sandwich Bags

    Put 1/2 cup oats in a blender and whirl at high speed until powdery; reserve in a small bowl and repeat procedure with an additional 1/2 cup oats. If you're using a food processor, powder the 1 cup of oats in one motion. Into each sandwich bag put 1/4 cup un-powdered oats, 2 tablespoons powdered oats, and a scant 1/4 teaspoon salt. Store in a box or airtight container.


    To serve: Empty packet into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water; stir and let stand for 2 minutes. For thicker oatmeal, use less water; for thinner, use more water. (I microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 minutes or until done on high)

    Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal: To each packet add 1 T. sugar, 1/4 t. cinnamon, and 2T. chopped dried apples.

    Cinnamon-Spice Oatmeal: To each packet add 1 T. sugar, 1/4 t. cinnamon, and a scant 1/8 t. nutmeg.

    Fruit and Cream: To each packet add 1T. dry milk and 2T dried fruit or fresh fruit after cooking or jam.

    Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar: To each packet add 1 T. packed brown sugar and 1 T. raisins.

    Sweetened Oatmeal: To each packet add 1 T. sugar

    Wheat Germ Oatmeal: To each packet add 2 T. any kind of wheat germ

    Gayla

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  • 09-04-2008 12:58 PM In reply to

    • Pat
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    Great! Smile And a whole lot cheaper than those little packets that never have quite enough for one serving anyway.  

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  • 09-02-2011 10:26 AM In reply to

    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    gayla I think you have done it again. I copied this recipie and will make these oatmeal packets for my daughter for Christmas. she loves the boughtened ones and these will be better. Thank you for the great recipies.

    Jakiepoo
  • 09-02-2011 11:39 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    Gayla,

     This looked so fantastic, I went into the kitchen to try your instant oatmeal.

    I have been trying to find a homecooked substitute for my favorite but hard to find commercial instant oatmeal. Your cinnamon and sugar one with a little less nutmeg and brown sugar is perfect!

    Thank you so much.

     

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  • 09-02-2011 3:48 PM In reply to

    • Karen K
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    Again, copy, paste, print.  Thanks Gayla!  You come up with some incredible recipes.  Oatmeal is a favorite on a cold winter morning, this adds even more to the "convenience factor".
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  • 09-02-2011 6:59 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    thank you .. your words mean alot to me

    Gayla

    Officially Recognized Stretchpert in Frugal Food and Cooking and in Slow Cooker Foods



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  • 09-02-2011 8:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    Gayla you heard me say this before your the goddess of recipes here and this can be used...

  • 09-12-2011 12:18 PM In reply to

    • amethystaa
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    Why would you need to whirl the oats into dust?  I don't know, but it seems to me that if they are quick cooking this step isn't needed?  They are instant oats to begin with.

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  • 09-12-2011 2:51 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    gayla50:
    your words mean alot to me

    I don't know how I missed this before but I am glad I saw it.

     

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  • 09-12-2011 3:01 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal packets

    amethystaa:
    Why would you need to whirl the oats into dust?

    I am not sure that the texture and taste would be the same without it.

     

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