Healthier Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Posted on Oct 21, 2018

by doitonadimeblog

We love the Quaker oatmeal quick-heat packs you can buy, but they are expensive.  And honestly not all that healthy.  For the convenience without the price and additives, you are going to LOVE these DIY Oatmeal Packs that you can use with your Keurig!  Breakfast in 30 seconds and no hassle!

I originally got the idea on from A Few Short Cuts blog here.  Here’s a breakdown of the recipe (it makes about 12-15 servings):

10 cups of quick cook oats (6 cups whole, 4 cups powdered)

1 tsp salt –  (EZ Diet Note: Himalayan Sea Salt)

3 tsps cinnamon

1.5 cups brown sugar  (EZ Diet Note: replace with brown stevia)

1 cup coffee creamer or powdered milk  – (EZ Diet Note:need a healthy option)

Mix ingredients together and put in snack baggie or disposable cups.  Put 6 oz of water in your Keurig or put it on the 6 oz setting.  Put oatmeal into the cup and run a water cycle.  Mix and let stand for 2-3 minutes.  Instant oatmeal!!!

See how I make and store them here (all on the cheap of course!)

Original Recipe referred to in the video:

Super easy homemade instant oatmeal packets put boxed packets to shame!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings -12
Author Amanda


3 cups Quick-Cooking Oats
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar


In a food processor pulse 1 cup of oats until coarse powder.
Mix powder oats with whole oats and brown sugar in large bowl.
Mix in your flavor options…listed below.
Place 1/3 Cup Oatmeal Mix in each ziploc bag or single serve container.
To serve: Empty packet into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water or hot milk. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes.
For thicker oatmeal, use less liquid – for thinner oatmeal, use more liquid.

Recipe Notes

Gluten Free – Make sure you buy Certified Gluten Free Oats.

Dairy Free –  Do not use powdered milk option. Use Milk alternative as a liquid for creamy oatmeal.

Mixins (Customize it to your taste)

Any Type of Dried Fruit
Powdered Milk (for a creamy taste)
Pop Rocks (Fun Exploding Oatmeal)
Chocolate Chips

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