DIY Instant Oatmeal

Michelle and I were making fun of a commercial the other day where a couple of busy parents whipped up what looked like an entire box of instant oatmeal packets for their family breakfast.  Way to encourage people to waste their hard earned money, Quaker Oats! I'm pretty sure if you compared the cost of one pot of homemade oatmeal to an entire box of name brand instant oatmeal packets the difference would be staggering. Making that mistake every day could cost a family of 5 a fortune in no time flat!

Oatmeal

Coincidentally, I stumbled upon a DIY instant oatmeal recipe on Re-Nest.com! This quick how-to shows you how to whip up instant oatmeal for a fraction of the cost of the packets.  I am looking forward to making myself a big jar of this stuff to enjoy over the Winter. If you can resist the temptation to stash it in a million plastic baggies and keep it in a jar instead, you'll save even more $$.

Re-Nest's suggested recipe:
"Try mixing 1/4 cup rolled oats, 2 tablespoons powdered oats (crushed to
a powder in a food processor or blender), a teaspoon of milk powder,
1/8 teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar. Add a little brown sugar
and cinnamon for flavor as well. Mix with 3/4 cup boiling water to make
oatmeal."

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One response to “DIY Instant Oatmeal

  1. My babysitter Ang, just did the same thing, it was so freaking good this morning!

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