I don’t know about your kids but, my kids love instant oatmeal. As a mom that is always looking for a healthier version, I was on a mission to find something that was healthier (less sugar) and easier on my wallet. Let’s face it those little packages of oatmeal goodness are expensive! So, when I came across this easy homemade oatmeal, I was sold. SOLD, I say!

I found many homemade oatmeal recipes but, all were a little too complexed for me, either too many ingredients or weird flavors. This recipe is very close to what you find in the store but, with less sugar and no preservatives, of course!

My kids eat this oatmeal goodness for a snack and, of course, for breakfast.

This recipe is allergy-free and gluten-free, a total win-win in my household. Add your favorite fruits and voila, instant breakfast or snack!

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Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Homemade Oatmeal Packets

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Homemade Oatmeal Packets



  • Combine brown sugar, maple flavoring, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  • Stir to thoroughly combine the sugar and extract (a mixer is really helpful for this). Add in the oats and ground oats.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Store in airtight container.
  • Voila!
    To Serve
  • Place 1/3 C. oatmeal mix in a bowl and add hot water to desired consistency or place in the microwave. (Somedays we add hemp milk for an added punch of nutrition.)

Side Notes:

  • This recipe is just like the packets you buy in the store, only you control the ingredients.
  • Original Recipe calls for quick oats but, I have made it with old fashioned oats and it works just as well.

I have included links for all of the ingredients from Amazon. I do also get some of these ingredients from Thrive Market. If you have not discovered Thrive Market, you need to discover it today! It is awesome for buying organic foods that are hard to find in your local stores. Make sure you use my referral link and get $10 off your order!

Homemade Oatmeal Packets That Will Save Your BudgetThere you have it! Let me know if you try this awesome recipe and how you liked it! Enjoy!

Ready to Eat Clean-er?

Ready to jump start your eating clean game? Check out my Clean Eating Quick Start Guide. Packed full of tips and tricks to get you on your way to eating healthier on a budget! It doesn’t have to break the bank to eat right! Try it! It is easier than you think! 

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