Make Your Own Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Reader Contribution by Texas Pioneer Woman
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I love the idea of instant oatmeal, especially on a cold winter day when I am trying to get out of the house in the mornings. I usually use two packets of the stuff to fill my mug. At my house we can go through instant oatmeal quite quickly.

My daughter and I recently made some homemade dehydrated apples that we decided to add to our own homemade instant apple and cinnamon oatmeal. The cost of this recipe is 18 cents a packet, but we usually use two packets a piece, so the final cost to fill our mug is 36 cents.

We stored the dry oatmeal mixture in a clean glass canning jar with a tight fitting lid. This recipe would also make a good gift in a jar for a friend or family member. I hope you enjoy this frugal and natural homemade instant apple and cinnamon oatmeal.

Homemade Instant Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal

This recipe will make a 1-cup serving.

1/3 cup instant oatmeal
1 tablespoon dry milk
1 tablespoon homemade dehydrated apples, cut small
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 small pinches cinnamon (to your taste)
1 very small pinch salt

Boil 1 cup of water, add homemade instant apple oatmeal, and stir until thickened.

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