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Instant Oatmeal Mix Recipe
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Instant Oatmeal Mix

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"This tastes remarkably similar to the maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal varieties you buy in little packets. Save money by making your own! For each batch of oatmeal, combine 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats with 1 to 2 tablespoons of mix; add boiling water until desired consistency is reached."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Combine the powdered milk, confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cardamom in a bowl. Stir to mix thoroughly, and store in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2011

I make this all the time, but have changed the recipe quite a bit. I use 1 cup dry milk powder, 3/4 cup icing sugar, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. I don't use any salt. Then I add whatever spices and dried fruit I want. My stand by is about 2 tbsp cinnamon and 1 cup raisins, but I've also tried it with dried blueberries and it turned out great. I eat it every morning, and love that it isn't as sugary as the packaged instant oatmeal!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2011

DISAPPOINTING. My kids refused to eat it, and they love oatmeal. If I could rate it less than 1 star, I would. Maybe it would be better if the dry milk was omitted. I think that changed the consistency, and not in a good way. Now I'm trying to figure out how to salvage it so that all those great ingredients don't go to waste.

Aug 23, 2011

i love this recipe between my son and husband who each eat 2 packets almost every morning i go through almost 2 boxes of the store bought every week! this recipe is great for me because i am an avid baker i have all these ingredients laying around my house already i also dehydrated some strawberries,blueberries,bananas,peaches blackberries and raspberries to make "cream" flavored oatmeals AWESOME!!! i just put the oats and mixture into ziplock baggies add the dried fruit and they just grab them up and throw it in the microwave with 2/3 c water and breakfast for way cheaper than before this is a 5 star recipe for taste ease and money saving!! thanks so much for posting it!

May 14, 2011

Leave out all spices but cinnamon for it to taste EXACTLY like Quaker maple and brown sugar

Mar 15, 2011

Wish I could rank this 4 1/2 stars, my family eats oatmeal enough that this could save us some money which is great! The flavor was good but next time I make it I plan to leave out the cardamom (I think that was the flavor my 7 year old was not thrilled with). Oh another thing I like about this recipe is I have been watching my weight so this gives me the option of a nice quick and easy breakfast and I can put as little or as much of the mix in as I like. I don't have a choice with the packets.

Oct 30, 2011

I made my own Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 from this website. It is a little heavy on the ginger. I add a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, which my kids enjoy doing anyway, to even it out. Thanks!

Mar 16, 2011

We loved this, in spite of the fact that I accidentally used old fashioned oatmeal instead of quick-cooking oatmeal (OK, so it had just a little more "texture"), but that's my mistake, not the recipe's problem. I actually cook with cardamon quite often, so when I saw that ingredient, that was enough to send me to kitchen to mix this up. That and the fact that I had a box of nonfat dry milk powder sitting around for what seems like forever.

Oct 13, 2010

Excellent substitute for the store bought and way more economical. I did cut back on the confectionary sugar by half, and it was still great.


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  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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