January 17, 2013
You'll need quick oats, creamer, dried fruit, and baggies and a food processor or blender:
First up you're going to take some of your oats and cut them up in your food processor or blender - this is what will give you the consistency of the store-bought packets. So on the left is regular and on the right is after I put some in my food processor:
I saw several different recipes and versions on Pinterest, and combined them into what worked for me. When eating the store bought oatmeal, I use 2 packets, so I made my homemade version a generous helping.
Each baggie includes:
1/2 cup quick oats
1/8 cup blended quick oats (from the food processor)
1 tbsp creamer (because the store kind I like is "strawberries and cream" or "peaches and cream")
1-2 tbsp dried fruit - I had strawberry, peach, and coconut pineapple
So, verdict - - it's alright. It mixes up just like the store packets - same consistency, etc. Looks perfect. But when I eat it, I know it's missing the loads of sugar. It's good and all, just doesn't have the exact same taste. I think it'd be better with more fruit, but that dried fruit was pricey and I was stingy.
Have you ever tried making your own Oatmeal Packets before?
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