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.