Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix Recipe
- 6 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1-1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 cup dried apples, diced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each serving):
- 1/2 cup water
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 8 cups total.
- To prepare oatmeal: Shake mix well. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil; slowly stir in 1/2 cup mix. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 1 minute or until oatmeal reaches desired consistency. Yield: 1 serving.
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While I like the idea of making up a big batch of oatmeal mix for busy mornings, the flavor was a little lacking on this recipe. It almost tasted bland to me. I will make this again, but I will try some different flavoring options next time.
I haven't tried this yet, but I do like salt in my oatmeal. I use a salt substitute which consists mostly of potassium..... not hard to get used to as long as you don't use too much. And this can certainly be made with Splenda instead of the granulated and brown sugars. I would love to add raisins also. By the way, how hard is it to understand "nonfat" dry milk powder? However, after cutting back on some of the other ingredients, I would splurge on lowfat milk instead of the powdered milk and water!
This recipe was easy & economical to make. I cut the sugar by a third & added raisins instead of apples. A great gift idea to make!
For a more heathy oatmeal, eliminate the powdered milk and use low fat or fat free milk insteadfor thehalf cup of water
Powdered milk IS fat free. Check the label.
I too have oatmeal in the mornings and like my children before them my grandchildren now request it when the stay over. I prefer Old-Fashioned Oats because i do not like gooey, sticky oatmeal. For each 1/2 cup of Oatmeal I use 1/2 cup non-fat milk and 1/2 cup of water, absolutely no salt. I watch the liquids as I heat it over medium heat to scalding. Scalding is when you see the bubbles travel around the inside edge of the pot. I turn off the heat and pur in the oats. If I'm using a dried fruit such as apricots, apples or my favorite, cranberries they do in also. A stir just to cover the oats and cause them to spread and then cover the pot and let the oats and dried fruit soak up the liquid. When fruits are in season I dice them up, skins and all and put them in after the oats have soaked up the liquid. When I serve the oats I use Splenda as a sweetner and have additional non-fat milk present if they want more. Sometimes I also add toasted Walnuts. On my own oats I add one Tbsp of ground Flaxseed for the Omega-3 value and it adds a slight nutty taste to the cereal as well as additional fiber. I have to add the oats do not stick together unless you forget them and let them get cold but microwaved and a little milk added will free them up again. I have on occassion gotten busy with something while waiting for the cereal to finish and forgotten them for more than an hour but re-heated and they are just as good as if you eat them when they are first done. If you like Oats spiece them up. I also use flavoring extracts for different flavors. Whatever you like. You don;t have to mix ahead of time it takes the same amount of time to prepare either way but fresh fruit is best.
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