Thursday, January 6, 2011

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

There are many things that I make homemade here in Hickery Holler. In the winter on those cold mornings I like to get up to warm oatmeal for breakfast. It is heart healthy and I just like oatmeal.  I no longer buy those little packets of instant oatmeal but rather make my own. I buy large boxes of off brand quick cooking oatmeal on sale or in bulk. Between making granola and instant oatmeal I know the oats will be used.  

This is the recipe that I use:

Oatmeal Mix

4 cups fast cooking oats
2 additional cups fast cooking oats powdered ( run through food processor)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt 
1 cup non dairy coffee creamer ( I use the low fat and have even used the flavored) 
1 cup dried apple pieces

Mix all ingredients and store in air tight container. I keep mine in a plastic coffee can that has been washed out.  I mix 1/2 cup mix with 1 cup water and microwave until ready. In my microwave that is about 2 minutes on high. Sometimes I add a squirt of honey that I buy from the Amish. The dried apples I dehydrate every year from my apple tree just for this purpose. This year I have a jug of real maple syrup brought from Wisconsin by O Wise One's cousins as a gift. It tastes wonderful with that brown sugar and apples. Sometimes I throw a few raisins in.   Best of all I can make this for a fraction of the cost of those little packets.

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. I like a nice bowl of hot Oatmeal too! I buy mine at the Health food store #357 because it's always cooks quick and I don't get those "hard" pieces I do with the others. I add cinnamon,butter and some times raisons. Ginny

  2. What a wonderful idea. You are so resourceful.

  3. Thanks for the recipe. Might have to give it a try sometime. :-)


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