Monday, September 8, 2014

Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Instant Mix



 


A few years ago I came across this recipe mix from a lady who no longer blogs. I cannot take the credit for her mix that I am going to share with you today. However, I have altered it to fit my families taste so I will share that with you today. I love this mix because it is a fraction of the cost of the off brand instant packages of oatmeal. I also love that I can use my personal preferences on the items that go into the mix. I love organic oats as to processed ones along with local honey and maple syrup.




  My family is like most families...very busy, and on the go. We are simply trying to get out the door in the mornings! So, breakfast can be very challenging in my household. I do not like to sacrifice healthy food for junk food due to our fast pace life , so I have found a very good balance with this recipe mix!


 This is my husbands favorite breakfast mix. He will not go back to the store bought instant pouches after he tried this recipe mix! I have a 6'2 son who is only 16! I have found very creative ways to fill him up and save money at the same time! I keep this mix made up all the time for my families breakfast on the go!
So here is my Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Mix:




Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Mix

1 C. quick oats (grind in blender or food processor till finely ground)
1 C. quick oats (leave whole)
3/4-1C. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. maple flavoring (Or you can use honey or maple syrup here)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Combine brown sugar, maple flavoring (or the honey, maple syrup), 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 oats and ground oats. Stir to combine. Store in airtight container.


To Serve:

Place 2/3 C. oatmeal mix in a bowl and add hot water to desired consistency.

For Apple-cinnamon oatmeal-substitute vanilla extract for the maple and add 1/2 C. dried apple pieces. When time permits, I have added fresh apples in after I microwave the oatmeal.

*Just like the packets you buy in the store, only you can control the ingredients.
*Package in individual baggies for quick, single serving sizes.
*Add more oats and ground oats to make a less sweet mix.
*Double, triple or quadruple the recipe and store in a large jar, scoop out how much you need.
use these cute jars that I made here. To store my mix in. I usually make 4 batches of this recipe at one time and it will all fit in my jars perfectly! 
I hope this recipe will become your families new favorite! I know its a keeper around my home!



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3 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to try this! I wonder it if will work with the steel cuts oats? I need a new breakfast idea. I hate standing over the stove in the mornings to cook them, is the only thing. I'm gonna try it both ways!

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  2. Yes it will work that's what I use. I buy organic steel cut oats. That's one of the reasons I love making this mix up. I love how fast it is and it's all my favorite ingredients that I use. This mix has a really good taste too.

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  3. I gave the recipe with quick oats but I use steel cut all the time. I also use my Keurig hot water on small cup setting instead of my microwave a lot! This makes it super fast!

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