Homemade Instant Oatmeal

This is another favorite from The Family Homestead that I wanted to share with you.

Although fall is a ways off, it's not to early to be thinking of quick warm breakfast foods. Homemade Instant Oatmeal is easy to make and frugal as well. I made this quite often over the years for my family and it is great to have on hand.  This recipe makes a lot but would be easy to cut in half as well. It will fill a one gallon container. Below the recipe are pictures to show you how to make it.


Instant Oatmeal Mix
Crystal Miller

20 cups quick cooking oats
2 cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon salt

Take about half of the oats and run them through a blender or food processor to make them smaller… you don’t want flour though! Then mix with the rest of the ingredients. I put this in gallon size jar for storage. This is much easier to use with a big family than little packets. Little packets of things just do not work at my house! For serving we do not really measure this. We scoop out some and put in a bowl. Cover it with boiling water and let it sit for a minute or so. Then mix in honey, maple syrup, dried fruit, milk or anything that you normally enjoy with oatmeal.

To begin with gather your ingredients together (although the picture is missing salt :)..

Take half the oats (10 cups) and run a few cups at a time through your food process or blender to make smaller..

Combine them with the other 10 cups of oats and add the powdered milk, cinnamon and salt..

Stir well and store in a gallon size container.


To make a serving of oatmeal combine 1/2 cup of the oatmeal mix with 1 cup of boiling water. Stir, and cover for a few minutes so the liquid can absorb and the oats soften. 


 Now it's ready to enjoy! Top with your favorite oatmeal additions.



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