DIY Instant Oatmeal Packs

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These simple DIY instant oatmeal packs has made my mornings brighter. 

Yes, I have a little pet peeves with those little instant oatmeal packs. 

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It makes me bonkers how little oatmeal comes in those pouches. Needless to say, my 5-year-old needs at least 2 packets to have her little tummy filled with oatmeal each morning. And with comes packets, comes paper and a mess on the counter.

I probably would be able to handle the mess if I only had one child, but when you have 6, it’s a crazy mess.

So I decided to come up with an easy solution that would be cost-effective. Yes, I nailed both of them with these babies.

I made DIY instant oatmeal packets for my beloveds. And yes, I made them suitable to fill up a kid’s tummy instead of an ant’s stomach like the store instant oatmeal packets.

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Make Your Own DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets


  • 10 cups of Quick Oats Oats
  • 1 cup of powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 c of brown sugar
  • 2 T of cinnamon
  • 1 T of salt
  • Snack size Baggies


Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Scoop 1 cup of the oatmeal mixture into a snack baggie. Repeat. At breakfast time, pour oatmeal packet into microwave safe bowl and heat up on high for 30-40 seconds. Add dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips if you prefer.

Makes 12  Packets

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So now go save on instant oatmeal packets and have a cleaner breakfast station. My favorite thing about these easy instant oatmeal packets is that my kiddos can put whatever topping suits their fancy. You can also reuse the snack size baggies, too.

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  1. thanks for this great idea! Not sure i just missed this or what but how much water do you add before microwaving?

  2. Do you use 1 cup of water, or more?

  3. I’m also wondering how much water you add!

  4. Christine Reese says:

    Yep. Water amount is missing. If you trust the kiddos you can leave the mix in a large container and skip the bags. Just leave a measuring cup in the top of the container and one on the counter for liquid. Great idea on the mix!

    • I don’t measure the water because my kids like it different. One prefers it a little mushy and the other likes it kinda dry. They know how much water they like. HTH!

  5. Love this idea! I have the same problem with my kids. But how much water to you use?

  6. Where did you find your baggies? They are a little different than my snack bags and would be easier to fill. Thanks!

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