Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MYO Oatmeal Packets

One of the things I like to do to save money and control what goes into my body is to make my own oatmeal packets. This is actually very easy to do and only take me roughly twenty minutes to do. 

MYO Oatmeal Packets

What you need to get started: 
Old-Fashioned Oats or Quick-Cooking Oats
Salt ( I use sea salt)


This time I was making twelve packets so I put 2.5 cups of oats into the food processor. 


I processed the oats into a powder. This will help your oatmeal thicken when it is cooking.


I use snack size bags to make the individual packets. Into each packet you want to add:
1/4 cup oats
2 Tablespoons powdered oats
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)


If you like your oatmeal plain, you can be done at this point. However, I do not like my oatmeal plain.

My favorite combination of additional ingredients are:
1 Tablespoon raisins
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon golden flax seeds


You can experiment with any number of ingredients: dried  fruits, spices, sweeteners, etc. I am still trying to figure out a good way to add maple to the oatmeal. I think the best way would be to use maple sugar if you can find it or add maple syrup after you are done cooking it.

I also suggest using small amounts of what you are adding to your oatmeal and adding more until it is to your taste. It is very easy to overdo on the ingredient amounts!

To make an individual oatmeal packet, add 2/3 - 3/4 cup of boiling water to the oatmeal in a bowl. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to thicken. You can also make this in the microwave by adding water to the packet in a bowl and microwaving for 2-3 minutes (depends on the strength of your microwave). I suggest the variable water amounts so you can adjust how thick you want your oatmeal. I like a thick oatmeal so I use less water.

Please let me know what ingredients combinations you try when you make these!

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!


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