- 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup Non-fat Dry (or Powdered) Milk
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Raw Honey
- 1 cup Assorted Dried Fruit
Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix
A healthy homemade breakfast alternative that's delicious too! Oats, raw honey, dried fruit, and ground cinnamon are all associated with myriad health benefits like antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc. Many pre-made oatmeals are packed with sugars. Homemade oatmeal gives you the chance to sweeten it with healthier options like syrup or raw honey.
Mix the dry milk, ground cinnamon, and salt first. You can mix in a bowl or shaker bottle.
Get 8 small food containers, mason jars, sealable food bags, etc. Put 1/2 cup of oats in each container, add 2 tablespoons of the powder mix, 1 tablespoon of raw honey (or syrup if you prefer), and about 1/4 cup of dried fruit.
If you're mixing in a jar, it looks nice to layer them. If you layer in the fruit first, then the honey, oats, and powder, it's easier to cook in the jar.
If you're mixing in a bag to take camping, you'll want to quickly fold the honey into the mix so it doesn't stick to the bag.
To cook, boil about 1 cup of water and slowly pour the water over the oatmeal. If the water just covers the oatmeal, the result will be a medium thickness. More water will make runnier oatmeal and less water will make thicker oatmeal. Adjust to taste.
It takes about 1.5 to 2 minutes to boil 1 cup of water in the microwave.