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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets...

Oh my gosh friends...I am celebrating right now. Tallia is taking a nap and she's been sleeping for over an hour. Guys this is monumental! She hasn't napped during the day all week long. My Momma sanity was definitely needing her to take a nap. I was loving all the extra snuggles, but I knew my cranky baby needed to sleep desperately. I laid down with her and snuck away once she was sleep. It seems to be doing the trick. We both got to snuggle and then she gets to rest, while mama gets some stuff done around the house. I feel like I talk about her naps a lot here, but that is just where we are at. All of your encouraging ideas and comments have really been helping, so thank you so much.

Now onto the real reason I am posting. I finally filmed, edited, and uploaded my tutorial for making your own instant oatmeal packets. I've been buying the ones from the store for like ever, but have always wanted to try my hand at making my own. Recently I purchased the book, Little House Living on Amazon. It is so dang good guys! It is chock full of recipes for all those items we typically buy at the store...rice mixes, seasoning packets, sauces, etc. I'm really excited to try them all out and then share them with you.

To start off I wanted to try something easy peasy, which is why I chose the oatmeal packets. They took less than five minutes to make. I did this all (including filming) during one of Tallia's fifteen minute naps.

To make your oatmeal packets you need quick cooking oats, brown sugar, and powdered milk. Oh and some small ziplock bags as well.

Single Serve Packet

1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 tsp powdered milk
1 tbl brown sugar

In a small bow, mix all ingredients together until well combined. Place in a snack size baggie for a quick grab and go meal or snack. We love these for breakfast.

When you are ready to prepare, simply pour your oatmeal packet into a bowl and add 3/4 cup hot water. Stir well. Add dried fruit or peanut butter for added flavor.

Bulk Instant Oatmeal (I did a double batch of these in the video)
5 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup powdered milk
2/3 cup brown sugar

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and pour into a container to store. You can also store in single serve baggies. That's what I did. When you're ready to eat, mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with 3/4 cup hot water. Stir and add any extras you want.

Oatmeal Add Ins
dried fruit
cinnamon and raisins
powdered peanut butter or regular peanut butter
dried bananas and walnuts
dried apple and cinnamon
chocolate chips
hot chocolate mix, using hot chocolate instead of water
graham crackers


XO Danielle


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