Put 1/2 cup oats in a blender and blend on high until powdery. Set aside in a small bowl, and repeat procedure with an additional 1/2 cup oats. If you're using a food processor, you can do the 1 cup of oats in one batch. Put the following ingredients into each zip baggie: 1/4 cup un-powdered oats, 2 Tbsp. powdered oats, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Store in an airtight container.
To serve: Empty packet into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and let stand for 2 minutes. For thicker oatmeal, use less water - for thinner oatmeal, use more
To each packet add 1 Tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 Tbsp. chopped dried apples.
To each packet add 1 Tbsp. sugar or 1 packet 'Equal' artificial sweetener.
Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Oatmeal-
To each packet add 1 Tbsp. brown sugar & 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Oatmeal w/Raisins & Brown Sugar-
To each packet add 1 Tbsp. brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. raisins.
Health Nut Oatmeal-
To each packet add 2 Tbsp. any kind of wheat germ
Fruit & Cream Oatmeal-
To each packet add 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee creamer and 2 Tbsp. dried fruit
Fun Fruit Oatmeal-
To each packet, add 6 or 7 pieces of 'fruit snack' type dehydrated fruit.
To each packet, add 1 tsp. decorative cake/cookie sprinkles.
add 6 miniature marshmallows and 1 Tbsp. Milk Chocolate Chips to each packet.
Cookies n Cream Oatmeal-
add 1 crushed Oreo cookie and 1 Tbsp. non-dairy coffee creamer to each packet.
add 1 tsp. sugar, and 1/2 tsp. 'Pop Rocks' candy to each packet. This one is fun
for celebration days, such as birthdays.