Are you looking for an easy breakfast to prep for busy school mornings? This homemade fruit and nut instant oatmeal is not only easy to prep but also quick to cook. It’s the perfect frugal and fast breakfast for your family.
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I am not a morning person. I’ve tried and although I have made progress, I’ve also come to realize that I will never thrive on mornings.
This makes school mornings challenging for me. I want to make sure my kids have a good breakfast but more often than not we resort to toaster pastries. These homemade fruit and nut instant oatmeal packets are my life saver.
My kiddos like some sweet to their oatmeal so I add some semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of adding granulated sugar. You could also sweeten it with honey but as I said, I’m not a morning person so I like to dump and go.
Fruit and Nut Instant Oatmeal Ingredients
- 32 oz Container of Quick Oats
- 1/4 Cup of Dry Milk
- 2.75 oz Bag of Trail Mix
- 1/4 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
First pull out 12 resealable snack bags and open them.
Next, add 1/3 cup of quick oats to each snack bag.
Then add 1 tbsp of dry milk to each snack bag.
Next, divide your bag of trail mix among each snack bag evenly, roughly .25 oz. per bag.
Step 5 (Optional)
Lastly, top each snack bag with 1 tbsp of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
To Cook Fruit and Nut Instant Oatmeal
First, mix one packet of homemade instant oatmeal and 1/2 cup water in a small microwavable bowl.
Next, microwave the oatmeal on high for 2 minutes.
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, stir, and serve.
These homemade fruit and nut instant oatmeal packets are your new best friend for busy mornings. Now you can concentrate on your coffee in the morning to get up and moving instead of breakfast. That’s all mom really wants, right?
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