Yield: 24 servings

Easy Instant Oatmeal

Easy Instant Oatmeal

You can make your own instant oatmeal in just a few minutes using simple pantry ingredient you already have on hand!  The basic mix recipe is from One Good Thing by Jillee!  

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


For the basic mix:

  • 10 cups quick-cook oats
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt


To make basic mix:

  1. Add 3 cups of the oats to a blender or food processor, and blend until powdered.
  2. Mix oats, powdered oats, brown sugar and salt together in large bowl.  Stir well to combine.
  3. Portion out 1/2 cup mix into individual snack-size ziptop baggies, divide into smaller containers to add flavorings, or store plain mix in a large airtight container.

To make Maple & Brown Sugar variety:

  1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of powdered maple flavoring to 6 cups of oatmeal mix.  Stir to combine.  Store in airtight container.

To make Strawberries & Cream variety:

  1. Add 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries and 2-3 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk to 6 cups oatmeal mix. 

To make Peaches & Cream variety:

  1. Add 1 cup freeze-dried peaches and 2-3 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk to 6 cups oatmeal mix.

When ready to eat:

  1. Place 1/2 cup oatmeal mix (either plain or flavored variety) in microwave safe bowl.  Add 3/4 cup of water.  Stir.  Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave and your personal taste preferences.  For our microwave, it's 1:35 on the dot for the sweet spot!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

24 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.

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