1 C. quick oats (grind in blender or food processor till finely ground) 1 C. quick oats (leave whole) 3/4-1C. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. maple flavoring 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Combine brown sugar, maple flavoring, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir to thoroughly combine the sugar and extract (a mixer is really helpful for this). Add in oats and ground oats. Stir to combine. Store in airtight container.
Place 2/3 C. oatmeal mix in a bowl and add hot water to desired consistency.
For Apple-cinnamon oatmeal-substitute vanilla extract for the maple and add 1/2 C. dried apple pieces.
*Just like the packets you buy in the store, only you can control the ingredients. *Package in individual baggies for quick, single serving sizes. *Add more oats and ground oats to make a less sweet mix. *Double, triple or quadruple the recipe and store in a large jar, scoop out how much you need.