DIY: Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets

DIY: healthy instant oatmeal packets

 

Those little oatmeal packets seem so convenient-especially for busy moms! The problem? They are loaded with sugar. AND, if you have kids with hollow legs like I do-one packet is SO not enough to fill them up. I discovered a way to make my own little packets that even my kids can make on their own.

Pulse some dry oats in the blender to make a oat flour. After pulsing oats in blender to form a oat flour add 2 tbsp of the oat flour to a 1/4 cup of dry oats. Place in a ziploc baggie and write directions on the bag.

When ready to make them add 2/3 cup hot water to oats in a bowl. Let sit for 2 minutes. This makes a hearty oatmeal.

The possibilities are endless for flavor toppings!

 

*applesauce (unsweetened)

*cinnamon

*chopped fruit

*frozen, thawed fruit

*dried fruit

*molasses

*berries

*maple syrup

*bananas

*jelly

*peanut butter

*peanut butter AND jelly

*peaches

*yogurt

*wheat germ

*flax seeds (after cooking)

*honey

*maple extract (to taste exactly like the little maple packets of oatmeal)

*raisins

*dried cranberries

*granola

*chopped nuts

*2 tsp mini chocolate chips

Let me know if you have more ideas or how this worked for you! Leave a comment below!

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