Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I am always looking at ways to save money, especially on things we buy all the time.  

My kids LOVE oatmeal for breakfast before school.  We go through ALOT of oatmeal.  Well it may not seem like alot to spend $2.00-$3.00 for a box of 10 packs for instant oatmeal. But when the kids eat almost all of them in one morning it can get costly.  So I start wondering if there was a way I could make my own instant oatmeal.  I turned to PINTEREST of course.  

I found a recipe HERE for apple cinnamon instant oatmeal.  

She stored hers in individual zip lock baggies, but I just stored mine in an large tupperware.  

Her recipe is just for a single serving, but I wanted to make a huge batch so that I had a bunch on hand for breakfasts.  

Let me show you how to make it.  It is very simple. 

Here is the original recipe for a single serving. 

1/3 c. instant oatmeal
2 tbsp. chopped dehydrated apple slices
1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

I multiplied her recipe by 20.  

Here is what my recipe came out to be :

6 2/3 cups instant oatmeal
2 1/2 cups chopped dehydrated apple slices
5/8 cup brown sugar
5/8 cup granulated sugar
1 2/3 tbsp cinnamon
2 1/2 tsp salt

I just chopped up all the dehydrated apples and mixed everything together in my big tupperware and put the lid on.  I then shook it up so give it a good mix.  I then  stirred it up with a spoon again just to make sure it was mixed up well.  

To cook I just take about 2 cups and add milk and butter and heat up in a pan on the stove.  Just depending on how creamy or thick you like it depends on how much milk and butter you add.  I usually add half a stick of butter and then just add the milk as it cooks.  Because as it heats up it gets a little thicker, so if it seems too thick I just add a little more milk as I go.  

It is really good and actually makes me want a bowl of oatmeal right now.  :)  

What kinds of things to you make in bulk?  Id love to hear what recipes you make in bulk.  



  1. GREAT recipe! My kiddos love oatmeal, too and also fly through the packets.

    1. OMG some days it is crazy just how fast they go through it. :)