Instant Oatmeal is very simple to make at home. It takes 5 ingredients and about 20 minutes.
Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal
List of Ingredients (for each bag)
1/4 Cup of Quick Oats
1TB Ground Quick Oats
1/2 tsp Sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Handful of Raisins
With the first four ingredients you can mix and match any dried fruit flavor combo you would like
I listed ground oats as one of the ingredients above and that is the big trick to getting your homemade version to feel like the store bought kind. I put 1 and 1/2 cups of oats in my blender and mix them on low until they look like bread crumbs.
You can add as much or as little of this mix to your bags as you want. I like 1TB but if you want it to be thinner then go with less.
|20 bags (that is only 1/2 a box of oats)|
I know the pictures is not that appealing but most oatmeal does not look all that great so no judging until you try it!I truly think that the homemade stuff tastes better but it is less sweet, if you need to have it sweeter then add a little more sugar or put some honey in it after you warm it up. I make mine with 1/2 a cup of milk.
Now for some stats
Store bought Instant Oatmeal has around 31 ingredients
Homemade has 5
The cost per packet for store bought is $0.30 per packet
Assuming you have sugar and salt and do not need to buy them
homemade costs $0.15 per packet