Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal part 2



It is always interesting to see what posts people talk about the most.  A while back I posted about how I make my own instant oatmeal.  A lot of my readers really liked the post.  Since then I have made a few more flavors and  I wanted to share them.

DIY Instant Oatmeal

  My kids love oatmeal in the morning and making my own instant oatmeal is a great way to slip some food storage into our diet.  

I mix and store my instant oatmeal in a clean number 10 can but any air tight container will work.    You can put it in individual bags so that it is ready to go, or you can measure out ½ cup every time you are going to make it.   I purchased some inexpensive measuring cups and just leave the ½ cup in the container with the oatmeal.  




I use my blender to blend up 1 cup of the oats, this makes the texture of the oatmeal more like the store bought packets.  


When I make my own mixes like this one I like to put a label with the recipe on the outside of whatever container I’m using to store it in.  That way when it is gone I can easily make some more.  I thought you might like a printable version too  so here it is.





Banana Bread Instant Oatmeal
3 C Quick-Cooking Oats  ( I have also used regular old fashioned oats and it works just fine)
1 cup freeze dried bananas (it is okay to substitute dehydrated banana chips)
1/2 cup dry milk
1/2 cup sugar (optional)
½ cup chocolate chips  or chopped walnuts nuts
Pinch of Salt

Put 1 C. oats in a blender (or food processor) and whirl at high speed until powdery.   Combine powdered oats with all other ingredients mix well. Store in airtight container.

**You do not have to blend up the oats, blending it makes it more like the packets of instant oatmeal.

To serve: In a microwave safe bowl, mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup water.  Microwave 1 minute.  Serve with milk.



 

Tropical Oatmeal

3 C Quick-Cooking Oats  ( I have also used regular old fashioned oats and it works just fine)
1 cup freeze dried mangoes
½ cup freeze dried bananas
½ cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup dry milk
1/2 cup sugar (optional)
Pinch of Salt

Put 1 C. oats in a blender (or food processor) and whirl at high speed until powdery.   Combine powdered oats with all other ingredients mix well. Store in airtight container.

To serve: In a microwave safe bowl, mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup water.  Microwave 1 minute.  Serve with milk.


Red Berry Oatmeal

3 C Quick-Cooking Oats  ( I have also used regular old fashioned oats and it works just fine)
1 cup freeze dried raspberries
1 cup freeze dried strawberries
1/2 cup dry milk
1/2 cup sugar (don’t leave it out in this recipe, the berries are unsweetened and very tart)
Pinch of Salt

Put 1 C. oats in a blender (or food processor) and whirl at high speed until powdery.   Combine powdered oats with all other ingredients mix well. Store in airtight container.

To serve: In a microwave safe bowl, mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup water.  Microwave 1 minute.  Serve with milk.


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