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Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix Recipe

Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix Recipe

"Oatmeal is a breakfast staple at our house," relates Lynne Van Wagenen from Salt Lake City, Utah. "It's a warm nutritious start to the day that keeps us going all morning. We used to buy the oatmeal mixes, but we think our homemade version is better! Feel free to substitute raisins or other dried fruit for the apples."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 171 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 38772
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"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."

Luanne User ID: 40910 66525
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"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!"

Wandakay User ID: 3690213 126061
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"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!"

OhBarbi User ID: 5434643 137634
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"[quote user="fe-eagle213"]

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.  "

Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 126048
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"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."

HoneyBabe1954 User ID: 3659055 38769
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"it is very good , i would make lots save $"

fe-eagle213 User ID: 5525917 46023
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"For a more heathy oatmeal, eliminate the powdered milk and use low fat or fat free milk insteadfor thehalf cup of water"

DianneBerst User ID: 629378 126046
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Try a grocery store that sells bulk foods. You can buy a small amount of dried apples inexpensively, and dice them yourself."

woffi User ID: 5868292 54382
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds really good. We eat oatmeal every Sunday morning."

barlows User ID: 6227859 122978
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I would not make this recipe. Why use sugar and salt? Oatmeal is my breakfast of choice and its really much easier to make than going through all of this. Just get the quick Oats, add milk or almond milk, fresh fruit like bananas, strawberries and blueberries with a dash of cinnamon. You'll have a quick tasty breakfast without all that sodium and unnecessary sugar. I also add Chia seed if you want more fiber."

sharijpo61 User ID: 6428922 53917
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"seems healthy but I found it lacking on flavor. I think I will add more spice and I did not think it was very sweet"

dv1228det User ID: 6426224 205362
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"This was excellent. I am definitely making this again!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 54381
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"This is a little sweet so we add extra quick oats to our bowls. Tried with dried blueberries. Thanks for sharing."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 84532
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"Great! So easy and tasty! I couldn't find any dried diced apples without other dried fruits mixed in so I bought apples chips and crushed 1 cup of them. Turned out great. Next time I'll try other stores to find the diced dried apples."

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