Spencer loves oatmeal, the sticky glue type that comes in packets that my mom keeps. I won’t buy them, I think they’re gross. Thankfully, there seem to be a number of recipes floating around to mimic these. I first saw the idea on The Simple Dollar, but that wasn’t so much a recipe as a guideline. I found this one on Allrecipes. I liked it because it was simple and used old fashioned oats which have a much better texture than instant. I only made half a batch of the original in case I didn’t like it, and made a few slight changes.
You will need
2 cups organic old-fashioned oats ($1.49 per lb, $1.49/16oz = $.09 x 8oz = $.75)
½ cup wheat germ ($2.79 per 16oz, $2.79/3.5 cups = $.79 x .5cup = $.39)
6 Tbsp packed brown sugar ($1.79 per 32oz, $1.79/4.73cups = $.38 x .375 cup = $.14)
½ tsp cinnamon ($1.97 per 2.37oz, $1.97/2.37oz = $.83 x .03oz = $.02)
|This is what I decided powdery looks like, but if it's too coarse you could blend everything again after tasting it.|
Put the oats in a food processor, and blend until kind of powdery. Add the remaining ingredients, and pulse until combined. Store in an airtight container.
To prepare oatmeal, pour ¼ cup of mixture into a bowl. Add ¼ cup milk, stir to combine, and microwave
for 30 seconds.
|It looks terrible, but it was delicious!|
$1.30 for 10 37.5g servings, or $.13/serving ($.35 per 100g)
$3.59 for 10 43g packets of Quaker’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, or $.36/packet ($.83 per 100g)
Holy moly that stuff is good! I was expecting to feel better about Spencer eating it since it’s not pasty and sticky sweet, but since I’m not a big oatmeal person, I didn’t expect to like it myself. It has texture and flavor. Definitely Try It!