Homemade Fruit & Cream Instant Oatmeal

For several years now I have been saying that I wanted to make my own instant oatmeal packets. Years now.  And finally, thanks to our dear friend PINTEREST, I have found a recipe that I like and have tried it and have fulfilled a dream!  Yay me!  There are many variations to the basic recipe, but I chose the fruit and cream version.  I have a lot of fruit in my food storage that I want to use and this is a perfect way to do that.  I used peach this time, but next time I am trying mango.  Yeah, that fruit.

3 cups quick-cooking oats
Small (snack-size) zip baggies
Non Dairy Creamer (I used the non-fat and it is delicious!)
Dried or dehydrated fruit

1.  Put 1 cup oats in a food processor and process until powdery.  Set aside in a small bowl.
2.  Put the following in each baggie:  1/4 cup un-powdered oats, 2 T. powdered oats, 1/8 t. salt,
     1 T. creamer, 1 T. Sugar, 2 T. fruit.

3.  Store baggies in an air-tight container.
4.  To serve:  Empty packet into a bowl and add 3/4 cup boiling water.  Stir and let stand for
     2 minutes.  For thicker oatmeal, use less water–for thinner, use more water.

Source: Kaylin Cherry via Pinterest 


  1. anna says:

    Hi Susie. I would think that the organic powdered nonfat milk would work just fine. If that is something that you already have, I would try it with just some regular oatmeal and see how you like the taste.

  2. Susie Bennett says:

    Hello! Thanks for posting this! The main reason I'm interested in making my own fruit-and-cream oatmeal is for ethical reasons. (I believe that animal welfare is a very important issue.) And, none of the animal-welfare-friendly brands have come out with a fruit-and-cream flavored oatmeal yet. (I'm still waiting!) So, I want to make my own, but I can't seem to find a powdered coffee creamer that fits my standards. There is organic powdered nonfat milk, and there's also organic powdered whey. Do you think that either of these would work?


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