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Is there way to make your own instant oatmeal?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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Is there a way I could make instant oatmeal in bulk to save and use when I need it?  If so please share a recipe :)

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Yes...BRB

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Dry Oatmeal Mix

By Amber of AZ on February 03, 2003

Photo

Photo by Boomette

28 Reviews
  • timer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Servings: 16

About This Recipe

"This recipe came from the February/March 2003 issue of Taste of Home's Light and Tasty. I really have enjoyed this recipe and the ease of preparation. Also, very economical to have on hand. Those small packets of pre-flavored oatmeal do get pricey. 3 points per serving."

Ingredients

    • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
    • 1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
    • 1 cup dried apples or 1 cup other dried fruit
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

    ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT

    • 8 cups water, 1/2 cup per serving

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  3. Yield 8 cups total.
  4. To prepare oatmeal: Shake mix well and measure out oatmeal into bowl, add water, and microwave for 3 minutes.
  5. Or on a stove top, in a saucepan, bring water to a boil; slowly stir in 1/2 cup mix.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from the heat.
  8. Cover and let stand for 1 minute or until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.
mom2aspclboy
by Bronze Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Yes, here is one that I found a long time ago:

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

5 c. quick oats 

5 c. powdered oats 

1/3 c. powdered dry milk (you can leave the milk out)

1/3 c. sugar or honey powder 

2 1/2 t. salt 

Mix all together and store in a resealable container.

To use, add boilling water until desired consistency is reached. Remember, it will thicken as it sits.

If you want dried fruit or other spices in your oatmeal, add them right before you add your boiling water.


matreshka
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Thank you!

Quoting michiganmom116:

Dry Oatmeal Mix

By Amber of AZ on February 03, 2003

Photo

Photo by Boomette

28 Reviews
  • timer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Servings: 16

About This Recipe

"This recipe came from the February/March 2003 issue of Taste of Home's Light and Tasty. I really have enjoyed this recipe and the ease of preparation. Also, very economical to have on hand. Those small packets of pre-flavored oatmeal do get pricey. 3 points per serving."

Ingredients

    • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
    • 1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
    • 1 cup dried apples or 1 cup other dried fruit
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

    ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT

    • 8 cups water, 1/2 cup per serving

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  3. Yield 8 cups total.
  4. To prepare oatmeal: Shake mix well and measure out oatmeal into bowl, add water, and microwave for 3 minutes.
  5. Or on a stove top, in a saucepan, bring water to a boil; slowly stir in 1/2 cup mix.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from the heat.
  8. Cover and let stand for 1 minute or until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.


matreshka
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I'm glad I can leave the milk out. I wish there was a dry soy milk powder out there.  LO has a dairy sensitivity.  And if and when we get a food dehydrator I want to put dried fruits in.

Quoting mom2aspclboy:

Yes, here is one that I found a long time ago:

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

5 c. quick oats 

5 c. powdered oats 

1/3 c. powdered dry milk (you can leave the milk out)

1/3 c. sugar or honey powder 

2 1/2 t. salt 

Mix all together and store in a resealable container.

To use, add boilling water until desired consistency is reached. Remember, it will thicken as it sits.

If you want dried fruit or other spices in your oatmeal, add them right before you add your boiling water.



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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I know of a source for dry coconut milk powder:  www.bulkfoods.com/cooking.asp

Quoting matreshka:

I'm glad I can leave the milk out. I wish there was a dry soy milk powder out there.  LO has a dairy sensitivity.  And if and when we get a food dehydrator I want to put dried fruits in.

Quoting mom2aspclboy:

Yes, here is one that I found a long time ago:

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

5 c. quick oats 

5 c. powdered oats 

1/3 c. powdered dry milk (you can leave the milk out)

1/3 c. sugar or honey powder 

2 1/2 t. salt 

Mix all together and store in a resealable container.

To use, add boilling water until desired consistency is reached. Remember, it will thicken as it sits.

If you want dried fruit or other spices in your oatmeal, add them right before you add your boiling water.




mom2aspclboy
by Bronze Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM
1 mom liked this

DS is also dairy intolerant. I have used DariFree as a substitute in recipes that call for milk or milk powder and have used it in the oatmeal recipe with good results.

Quoting matreshka:

I'm glad I can leave the milk out. I wish there was a dry soy milk powder out there.  LO has a dairy sensitivity.  And if and when we get a food dehydrator I want to put dried fruits in.

Quoting mom2aspclboy:



KenzieQsMommy
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Michiganmom rocks!!

This is a great idea. So can I just keep a batch in an air tight container and use a little as needed?

heathercm26
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM
1 mom liked this
You can just take the regular oatmeal. Add the water and microwave. In the couple minutes it takes to cook you can get out the spices....cinnamin, brown sugar, milk, butter whatever. It is nice to have it ready and waiting though especially for kiddos to make their own.
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specialwingz
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 8:10 AM

The minute I saw the title to this post, I KNEW you'd be coming to the rescue!  Good job Rhonda!  Not to mention, I'm hijacking this recipe like I have so many of your others.  Heehee.

We go through quite a bit of instant oatmeal between the boys and SO.  So, this is going to be great!

Quoting michiganmom116:

Dry Oatmeal Mix

By Amber of AZ on February 03, 2003

Photo

Photo by Boomette

28 Reviews
  • timer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Servings: 16

About This Recipe

"This recipe came from the February/March 2003 issue of Taste of Home's Light and Tasty. I really have enjoyed this recipe and the ease of preparation. Also, very economical to have on hand. Those small packets of pre-flavored oatmeal do get pricey. 3 points per serving."

Ingredients

    • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
    • 1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
    • 1 cup dried apples or 1 cup other dried fruit
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

    ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT

    • 8 cups water, 1/2 cup per serving

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  3. Yield 8 cups total.
  4. To prepare oatmeal: Shake mix well and measure out oatmeal into bowl, add water, and microwave for 3 minutes.
  5. Or on a stove top, in a saucepan, bring water to a boil; slowly stir in 1/2 cup mix.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from the heat.
  8. Cover and let stand for 1 minute or until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.


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