My kids love oatmeal. They don’t, however, like plain oatmeal from the red and white canister. They will sometimes eat my crockpot steel cut oats, but that is rare.
If I do splurge, and it is a splurge, they want to eat 2 or 3 packets at a time because those little pouches aren’t enough to fill them up.
So I made my own instant oatmeal packets complete with brown sugar!
A 150 count box of sandwich bags $2
Canister of 1 minute oats $4
4 lbs of brown sugar $2.50
One canister of oats made 17 portions (a cup of oats each)
17 Sandwich bags: .02
2 tsp of brown sugar per bag: .02
1 cup of oats: .23
so approximately .26 per baggie.
A 10 pack of Quaker Oats is around $3 so .30 a packet for half the serving size.
If I wanted to cut that in half, to only a half cup serving, that would make it .13 per bag vs Quaker Oats .30 per pouch.
It took me all of 15-20 minutes to make these up.
To make it even more frugal we don’t throw the baggies away (unless they’ve had meat in them), so I will re-use them for the next batch.
Now off to Pinterest to find a cute idea for storing these in my pantry.