Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets

You may already know our son Xavier has ADHD. In an effort to keep it under control I have cut refined sugar (among other things) from our diet. Instant oatmeal packets have a lot of added refined sugar (and other gobbly gook) so I decided to make our own. I looked at several sites and ended up making my own recipes (I don't usually do this)! Here is what I came up with. 

Here are the basics that you will need: 

Oatmeal (I used quick cooking oats for my kids)
Oat flower OR you can blend 1/2Cup of oats in a food processor or blender
Fat free dried milk
For the Blueberry, Banana, & Strawberry packets I purchased freeze dried fruit at Trader Joe's
If making Raisins packets you will need Raisins, cinnamon, & brown sugar. If you want to be creative you can add other ingredients like flax seeds, bulgur, or whatever! 

Don't ask why baking powder is in this picture (it was late)!

I decided to make my own oatmeal packets from paper bags. I will create a tutorial for this in case you want to make your own. You could just use plastic baggies but those I can't throw into my compost bin!

DIY oatmeal packet recipe ingredients are per oatmeal packet
1/4C Oats
2 TBSP Oat flower
2 TBSP of preferred fruit
1 TBSP powdered milk ( I didn't use this for the raisins packet)
2 TSP brown sugar (raisin packet only)

Even though I made 4 different flavors I set mine up assembly line style. 

After they were fully assembled I colored them with crayons. I let the boys help me decide what we were going to name them. 


1 comment :

Mrs.Dorada said...

Thanks for your post. I'm in love with those diy paper bag packets. Did you ever make a tutorial?