Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1 instant oatmeal pack 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


These thrifty and healthy versions of oatmeal packets are a lifesaver! They’re easy to assemble and completely adaptable to what varieties your family prefers.


Base Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup instant oats
  • 1 teaspoon unrefined sugar
  • 1 tablespoon organic dried milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground flaxseed (optional)

Add-In Options:

  • cinnamon
  • cocoa powder
  • mini chocolate chips
  • dried fruit, chopped into bite-sized pieces (i.e. raisins, craisins, goji berries, dried bananas, apples, blueberries, apricots, mangoes, papaya)
  • nuts (walnuts, sliced almonds, peanuts, etc)
  • seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, etc)
  • shredded coconut


To make bags:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal well, and store in pantry for up to 3-4 weeks.

To prepare oatmeal:

  1. Dump ingredients into a bowl. Pour about 1/2 cup boiling water over the top. Stir and then keep adding water until desired thickness. Add fresh, sliced fruit, if desired.