Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Packets

I've come to learn that, since I can't 'fix' London, it's sometimes theraputic to just create. And since I'm completely addicted to Pinterest, lately I've been trying things that I see on there... The only problem is that sometimes when I try things I see, they don't measure up. So I do things my way... Which is how I came up with this recipe. You'll have to forgive me, I don't have the links for where I found the two recipes that I altered/combined... But I had tried both of them, and didn't quite get what I wanted so used parts of both of them to come up with something that my kids and I would like. And sorry the photos aren't that great- Ain't nobody got time for that. :)

1 cup brown sugar
2 tblsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp salt
Quick Oats (I use 1/2 cup per packet, and I think I got about 11 packets per recipe)
Powdered milk (I use 1 tsp per packet, but honestly this could probably be totally optional. I only used it because I had purchased it for another recipe and figured I might as well use it. I haven't tried it without the powdered milk yet.)
You can also sprinkle some cinnamon into each packet; completely optional.

 Start with your brown sugar in a shallow dish, add the syrup and the salt. 

  (Ok, so I didn't actually measure the salt, I just threw some in there.)

And for those of you who like pictures of ALL the ingredients, here's the salt that I left out of the first pic.


 Mash the crap out of it all with a fork. It will be lumpy, just keep mashing. You can take a break if your hand gets tired. I did.

Oh yeah, and here's a picture of the baggies I used. In case you needed to know.

After you have your sugar mixture...well, mixed, put a half cup of quick oats into a baggie.

 Then add 4 tsp of the sugar mixture to the oats.

 Add 1 tsp of powdered milk... Repeat until you've used up all your sugar mixture. Seal 'em up for storing. Add as much or as little hot water as you like and enjoy!
*You will have to mash up the clumps of the sugar mixture when you make them*

And don't worry if this happens while you're making up your packets. Just eat those little crumbs and get on with it. We wouldn't want to waste anything.
 And you can just go ahead and eat this too...

According to my MyFitnessPal app, these are about 231 calories per packet... which is more than the ones I was purchasing from the store, but the servings are bigger. And who cares.


  1. I just came across your blog tonight. As a fellow SN mommy I must say, I think I love you HaHa. It seems like all the SN mommies I have met along the way have been similar with the same warped humor and (for the most part) good natured personality. I must say I am enjoying skimming your blog :)

    1. so glad you have liked it! I'm kinda new(er) to this whole thing but it's really been nice to just be totally honest and task about life with London. and a random oatmeal recipe in there? why not lol!