What to Cook for Dinner?
This is my recipe for homemade oatmeal packages. These are like the ones from the store. I don’t remember where I got this recipe originally, I think from a freezer cookbook but I am not sure. I have been making these for quite some time now. Here’s the recipe:
Homemade Oatmeal Packages
3 cups Quick Oats (or regular oats)
Put 1 cup of Oats in a blender or food processor and grind until powdered.
In each baggie place 1/4 cup quick oats, 2 Tablespoons of powdered oats, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. If you like your oatmeal sweetened you can add 1 tablespoon of sugar. We don’t put sugar in ours.
Now make your packages into different flavors. We like to make:
Apple-cinnamon: 2T of chopped dried apples and 1/4t cinnamon
Strawberry: We add about 2T of chopped dried strawberries
Cinnamon-Raisin: 2T Raisins with 1/4t cinnamon
Brown Sugar: 1T brown sugar with 1/4t cinnamon
Apricot: 2T diced dried apricots
We have made some with dried mangoes and papayas. If you like them plain you don’t have to add any sugar or fruit. If you want more fiber add some wheat germ to each package. My kids even like to swirl in jam or yogurt.
To serve: Empty package into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup water to bowl and stir. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Then Enjoy. We usually add a little milk to ours. If the oatmeal is too thick try adding more water before heating or if it is too runny use less water.
We hope you enjoy making these.