Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fun recipe

I didn't know if you guys wanted recipes posted on here or not, but I really love making oatmeal packets for my kids and I wanted to share the recipe. It's a recipe the kids can help make. It's way cheaper than store-bought oatmeal packets and you know what's in them!
Here's the basic recipe (makes 8 packets):
3 cups quick cooking oats
snack-size zip baggies

Make oat flour by putting 1/2 cup of oats in blender. Blend on high until powdery. Repeat with another 1/2 cup. If you have a food processor, then you can do the 1 cup in one batch.

Place in each baggie: 1/4 c. oats, 2 Tbsp. oat flour, and 1/8 tsp. salt.

To serve: Empty packet into a bowl and add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and let stand 2 minutes. Add more water for thinner oatmeal, or less water if you want it thicker.

Serve plain or add sugar or honey to sweeten it.

Also, you can add other ingredients to the baggies to make fun flavors. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Apple Cinnamon- 1 Tbsp. sugar + 1/4 tsp. cinnamon + 2 Tbsp. dried apples
Brown sugar/Cinnamon- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar + 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Brown sugar/Raisin - 1 Tbsp. brown sugar + 1 Tbsp. raisins
Health Nut- 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
Fruit and Cream- 1 Tbsp. non-dairy creamer + 2 Tbsp. dried fruit
S'More- 6 miniature marshmallows + 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips



Lori said...

You are awesome!!! I am working on gathering up recipes for dry mix type stuff for one of the relief super saturday classes that I am working on. This one will be perfect. Do you have any other ideas of this variety?

We are going to make one dry mix but we are going to supply them with lots of ideas and teach them had to make neat or original ways of presenting them...bags, jars, etc.

Rebecca and Brandon said...

I love this! I'm sure we'll be making some of these this winter!

Kathy said...

Yum! I love oatmeal during the fall and winter months. I have a ton of oatmeal down in food storage and so I think I will start making my own instant oatmeal.

Jen said...

Lori, I wish I had more ideas and recipes for this kind of a thing, but I don't. Sorry!